June 22, 2012
-- When the warm weather of summer comes, so does the the rise in your home’s energy costs. You run your air conditioner a lot more, and you also tend to do more loads of laundry as a result of spending more time outdoors. While increased energy usage due to your A/C can’t be avoided without sacrificing some comfort, you can definitely lower usage from your dryer by making sure the dryer vent is clean of any lint or debris.
“When your dryer vent is clogged up, it actually causes you to have to run the dryer multiple times to get your clothes dry,” said Carl Hein, owner of Dryer Vent Wizard. “It makes your dryer have to work a bit harder, too, which in turn uses more energy.”
Another thing to consider is the heat that your dryer puts off. When you have to run your dryer more than usual, it puts off more heat into your home, and can increase the temperature, which means your air conditioner has to run longer to cool your home down. It’s a cycle that ends up costing you a lot more money if you aren’t taking care of the source of the issue; your dryer vent.
“It’s always a good time to have your dryer vent checked out, but summer is an especially good time,” added Hein. “Cleaning your dryer vent can help you save money, keep your home cooler, and, of course, make you and your family more safe by reducing the chance of a dryer fire.”
Dryer Vent Wizard helps Minnetonka residents install, repair, and clean their dryer vents. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call Dryer Vent Wizard at (651) 792-5626, or visit the company website at http://www.twincitiesdryerguy.com