Many wonder, “why is dryer vent cleaning so important”? One of the main reasons is to save energy, thus reducing your energy bill. Another reason is for safety. If there is too much lint or debris blocking the vents, this could be a huge hazard. Not only could this start a fire, but it will also cause your clothes not to dry properly. Always be sure that after every load you are clearing out any lint and keeping the dryer vents clean of any debris. This will not only extend the longevity of your dryer unit, but will ensure that your home is much safer.
Signs of issues with your dryer vent
There are a few signs to look out for that could mean there are issues with your dryer vents. Here are the most common signs:
- Clothes not drying properly and feeling unusually hot
- The smell of something burning
- Time to dry clothes is much longer than normal
- Dryer duct hood won’t open properly
If you experience any of these issues, you will want to clean out or get your dryer vent looked at immediately. A professional technician will be able to assess your appliance and let you know if the issue is due to your dryer vent not being clean, or if there’s another reason.
Keep your family safe
If you don’t keep your dryer vents cleaned, there are a few major issues that can arise. The material that builds up in your vents are highly flammable so this could easily start a fire. A clogged dryer vent can also cause carbon monoxide to build up as well and cause carbon monoxide poisoning to seep into the vents and other rooms in your home. You want to make sure that you properly maintain and clean out your appliance to prevent any of these issues from happening. Not only will you have peace of mind, but you’ll also keep your energy bills steady.
Professionals you can trust
Customers often buy dryers without knowing too much about how these devices work. That is why we have professionals who can take care of maintaining and cleaning out your unit for you. Green Home Air technicians can let you know if your dryer is running at its best and if there are any issues with it. Let us help you with your appliance needs so that you can live in a comfortable and safe home without worrying about the hazardous environment your appliance can create.