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How Your Dirty Dryer Vents Are Costing You Money

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Often homeowners will replace a perfectly good dryer in hopes that a new one will dry their laundry as quickly as it should, only to find that their clothes are still taking multiple cycles to dry.

You just dished out hundreds of dollars for that new dryer, what’s the deal?

Your dryer might not be working because of a clogged or dirty dryer vent. And besides potentially tricking you into buying an expensive appliance, a dirty dryer vent can cost you money in a variety of different ways.

Increasing Your Electric Bill

A dryer vent that needs cleaning will often lengthen your laundry time. It may take multiple cycles to dry your clothes, or may not dry them at all.

Moisture from your dryer is removed by its vents, and a clogged vent does not work as efficiently as it should.

Not only is this frustrating, but it’s not doing you any favors in the utilities bill department.

Over time, your dryer vent will get packed with lint, and this restricts the airflow from your dryer. Now, even more air is necessary to get those clothes dry, and that means your dryer needs a lot more energy to get the job done.

In fact, your dryer may require up to twice the amount of energy necessary, and this will directly translate into higher utility bills.

Looking to clean your dryer vent and start saving more money? Book an appointment now with Lint Lizards Services.

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Your clogged dryer vent can increase the risk of a dryer fire occurring within your home.

Besides forcing you to purchase another appliance, a dryer fire can lead to serious property damage and costly repairs.

According to the National Fire Protection Association, there were 15,970 house fires between 2010 and 2014 that involved clothing dryers or washing machines. They’ve found that these fires caused $238 million in property damage, while killing 13 people and injuring 444.

The technicians here at Lint Lizards Services are all Certified Dryer Exhaust Technicians (C-DET) recognized by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA). We have the training necessary to reduce the risk of dryer fires.

Read about that here.

Future Repairs

Staying on top of your dryer vent system can save you money on repairs in the long run. A clogged system can’t run at its full efficiency, and that decreases the lifespan of your dryer and your ventilation system.

Repairing or replacing an entire dryer vent system won’t come cheap, so an annual checkup will do wonders for your future savings in the long run.

Dryers are pretty expensive too, and if yours has to work twice as hard every time it’s used, it’s not going to last very long.

Don’t waste your money. Make sure to keep your dryer vents clean to get every mile out of your dryer, and avoid more costly repairs.


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Whether it’s peace of mind, or ensuring that your dryer is operating at peak performance, contact Lint Lizard Services today.