Why You Should Maintain Your Dryer Vents


When you own your home, you most likely are looking for ways to save money. Improving the energy efficiency of your home not only cuts down on the amount of money you pay on your utility bills, but also on how much energy is used in your home. Ace Chimney Sweeps provides several professional services to the residents of Elkton, MD. Services that help to make their homes more energy efficient, including dryer vent maintenance services. Your clothes dryer is one of your most used appliances. Therefore, making sure that this appliance is working as efficiently as possible is very important when you are trying to save money. We recommend that you schedule an appointment for a professional dryer vent cleaning with us at least once a year. Now, we would like to tell you more about why you should maintain your dryer vent system.

FIRE SAFETY

Recently The Today Show reported that the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) found that over 15,000 dryer fires occurred in the US in 2010. The reason for the majority of these fires? A clogged and dirty dryer vent! Clothes dryers produce a lot of lint, which is so flammable that the Boy Scouts recommend using it to start campfires. Since a clogged vent makes a dryer overheat, it can be a dangerous fire hazard. When Ace Chimney Sweeps cleans your vent, we make sure to remove every piece of lint to reduce the risk of a dryer fire in your home.

LIFE EXTENSION OF DRYER

When your dryer vent is clogged, it has to work harder than usual because air cannot circulate properly. As we mentioned above, your dryer will also overheat. This will cause the appliance and its components to break down and wear out prematurely. One of the most important parts, the heating element can be very expensive to repair. It might even be more affordable to get a new dryer. An annual professional dryer vent cleaning can prolong the life of your appliance!

LOWER UTILITY BILLS

One of the signs that your vent is clogged? When your clothes are still damp after a complete drying cycle. Since a clogged dryer cannot work as well, it can take two to three cycles to fully dry one load of clothes. Running your dryer twice as long as needed can be expensive. After Ace Chimney Sweeps cleans the vent, you will notice a decrease in your utility bills.

Keep your dryer working as efficiently and safely as possible. Contact us at Ace Chimney Sweeps to schedule a professional dryer vent cleaning today!

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