Our 21st century clothes dryers are highly-engineered and finely-manufactured pieces of equipment. And although they’re intended to be used under a variety of situations, they definitely work best under certain conditions.
Chief among these is the need for a constant and steady flow of air into and out of their innermost workings. This fact means that the dryer must be located in a suitable spot and that its exhaust vents be properly placed.
To the average homeowner, it may seem like a very minor thing, but it’s important to understand that keeping dryer ducts clean and unobstructed benefits you in several ways. Here are three reasons why the old advice to keep your dryer vents clean is NOT just a bunch of hot air:
Monthly Electric Bills are Lowered – As mentioned, a clothes dryer works most efficiently when it’s allowed to “breathe” in the easiest manner possible so that the equipment doesn’t have to labor as hard to achieve the required drying effect. This, in turn, results in less energy being expended for a given job and a lower utility bill at the end of the month.
The Appliance Will Last Longer – In a similar vein, a clothes drying appliance with clean and unobstructed vents does not have to work as hard or as long on each task which means less strain on the machine. This translates into a longer working lifetime. Your clothes dryer is an investment in your home and should be treated as such. You can get the biggest return on your investment by keeping those ducts as clean and unobstructed as possible.
Your Clothes Will Look Better and Last Longer – Another advantage to keeping your dryer vents clean comes in the way of less wear and tear on your clothes. Simply put, the heat from a dryer puts stress on all clothes to a certain degree, no matter how carefully they are designed and how well they are manufactured. Simply put, unobstructed vents mean faster evacuation of the dampness and less time that your clothes will have to remain in the dryer in the heat.
As you can see, there are several compelling reasons to keep your dryer ducts free and clear of any dirt or debris. We recommend that they be checked on a semi-annual basis by a licensed, professional technician. Feel free to request a free estimate or reach out to us by phone at 1-877-858-6213 if you have any questions on dryer duct cleaning services in general.