While most people remember to clean the lint trap on their dryer each time they use it, few Mokena, Illinois, homeowners take the extra step to keep their dryer vent just as pristine. However, doing so can provide some major benefits. If you’ve never thought about getting your dryer vent professionally cleaned, here are a few of the benefits to consider.
Reduce Fire Risk
According to the U.S. Fire Administration, dryers are one of the leading causes of residential fires. Recent estimates show that 2,900 dryer fires each year result in 100 injuries and $35 million in property damage. With your family and home investment on the line, there’s simply no reason to opt out of an annual dryer vent cleaning.
Faster, More Efficient Drying
One of the most important reasons to clean your dryer vent is to increase the dryer’s efficiency. Over time, lint and other debris build up in the vent, preventing the release of moist air from the dryer. When you remove the lint, air can escape the cylinder, and you won’t waste energy by having to run multiple cycles to dry your clothes.
Because a clean dryer vent uses less energy, you will reduce your energy bills, leaving you money to spend on something else. If you clean your vent and you don’t notice a change in the utility costs, you may also want to try our home energy audit, which effectively identifies energy waste in your home.
Today’s appliances are a bit on the pricey side, and you might not look forward to paying for a new dryer. That’s why it’s important to take care of your dryer. Cleaning the vent and reducing the workload on your dryer will keep it running longer.
This task is definitely something you should add to your to-do list. If you don’t have the time, make sure to call Climate Master Mechanical Contractors, Inc. at 888-376-2450. We’ll get the job done quickly so you can get on with your day.
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