If you have a dryer, then you know that you need to clean the dryer vent. Did you know that there is much more to dryer vent cleaning than simply cleaning the small trap inside your dryer? Dryer lint can accumulate throughout the ductwork and when the amount of lint and debris gets built up enough, it can cause serious problems. The importance of dryer vent cleaning is important for the following reasons:
- Life of Dryer – Regularly having your dryer vents cleaned will help to extend the life of your dryer. When there is a buildup of lint, your dryer becomes less efficient, which means it has to work longer and harder to get your clothes dry. This causes your dryer to work extra hard and can shorten the life of this appliance.
- Safety – The most important reason for dryer vent cleaning is for the safety of you and your home. Lint is highly flammable, and dryers run hot. The last thing you want is for an accidental fire to occur because you have a buildup of lint.
- Reduce Energy – When your dryer has to work harder and longer to get your clothes dry due to reduced efficiency, you will likely see an increase in your energy usage and cost. Keep your energy usage low with a more efficient dryer.
Dryer vent cleaning should be done regularly to prevent the serious problems discussed above. If you’ve never had your dryer vent cleaned or it’s been a while, then give us a call at Evergreen Heating & Air LLC.