If you’re like most people, you probably don’t think about your dryer much except when it comes to cleaning the lint trap. However, cleaning your dryer vent is just as important — if not more. Below are five benefits that professional dryer vent cleaning provides your Montgomery, AL, home.
Dryer Lasts Longer
When lint clogs your dryer vent, it not only takes longer to dry your clothing. It also causes your dryer to work harder. This increases the wear and tear on your dryer, decreasing its lifespan.
Prevents Carbon Monoxide
A clogged dryer vent prevents your dryer from venting harmful gases that impact your indoor air quality, which includes carbon monoxide. Common symptoms of carbon monoxide exposure include dizziness, fatigue, headache, fatigue and more.
Reduces Allergy and Asthma Symptoms
Sometimes, pollen, dust and pet dander aren’t the source of your allergy or asthma triggers. For example, when a dryer doesn’t dry fully, it causes moisture to build up on the wall of the vent, which allows bacteria and other allergens to thrive.
Decreases Fire Risk
Not only do you have to worry about the potential for carbon monoxide, but clogged dryer vents increase your fire risk. Dryer lint is highly flammable. FEMA states that each year there are 2,900 home dryer fires. They also list failure to clean the dryer as the leading cause of the fire.
It’s a common belief that older dryers have longer drying times, and drying clothing for several cycles increases your utility bill. However, it’s often a case of simply needing to clean the dryer vent to restore proper airflow.
If you suspect you have a clogged dryer vent, now is the time to act. Contact Air Conditioning by Luquire today to take advantage of our dryer vent cleaning services and prevent the dangers caused by a clogged dryer vent.
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