Is Your Dryer Running Efficiently?
Signs That You Need Your Dryer Vent Cleaned
The drying cycle takes longer, or clothes are still wet
The air in the laundry room feels much hotter than normal
Clothing comes out of the dryer much hotter than normal
Clothes from the dryer smell bad after cycle
An important reason to get your vents cleaned is to increase the efficiency of the dryer itself. When a dryer's vent is clogged or even partially blocked, it has to run longer and work harder to dry your clothes. Running a dryer for longer than normal is a waste of money as it will cost you more on your energy bill.
Clogged Vents Are A Fire Hazard
Thousands of home fires each year are started from clogged dryer vents. When the vent gets clogged with lint, the dryer has to work harder to push air out. When less air is getting pushed out, lint accumulates on the internal components. Lint is extremely flammable, and can ignite from something as small as a spark. When a dryer is working harder and longer, a spark is more likely to occur. When it sparks, the accumulated lint ignites first and the fire spreads rapidly from there.