Your dryer vents, over time, can have a build-up of lint, which can reduce its efficiency. This is why it takes longer for your clothes to dry. If the clothes are on the usual settings and they’re taking longer to dry, this is a clear sign.
Here is what you should look out for:
- Drying time takes longer
- Clothing is hot
- Burning smell or musty smell
- Dryer is hot on the outside
- The vent doesn’t open properly
If you’re running multiple cycles to get your clothes dry, then you should probably get your dryer vents cleaned. This will eliminate the amount of energy it takes to dry your clothes and you will be saving money in energy bills if you do so.
There could be a blocked vent if your clothes or dryer end up being way too hot. If there is a blockage, the air would have to be pushed out into the laundry room rather than outside, which means the room would feel hot and humid.
If the smell is musty or burning, you should refrain from using your dryer right away and get your vents checked out before more problems occur.
The Benefits of Having Your Dryer Vents Cleaned
If you’re getting your dryer vents cleaned out or having regular maintenance done, it will increase the lifespan of your dryer by preventing your fan motor from being overworked. If you don’t, you’re running the risk of having to get a replacement dryer sooner than you wish.
Superior Air Duct
At Superior Air Duct, we specialize in providing commercial and residential air duct cleaning in Toronto, ON and many of the surrounding areas. We provide dryer vent cleaning and replacement options for older plastic lines, upgrading them to new, professionally installed aluminum flex ducts. These newer options will contain a spark if it occurs within the line and not spread into the home. This can be a huge relief to customers.
Contact Superior Air Duct at 1-877-891-3828!