Temperatures are rising already which means the summer is likely going to be hot! Heat has been known to drive up energy costs as more energy is used to cool the home. This spike can have a significant effect on many people’s overall energy budget. With high electric bills beginning to hit, more and more people are searching for tips or solutions to help reduce their utility bills in the coming months. One of the best places to start is their dryer usage since it comprises a significant percentage of their monthly utility bills during the hot summer months. As the trusted name in dryer vent hose cleaning for Prior Lake, we’ve put together some information and tips to help make your dryer run more efficiently this summer as well as some warning signs to look out for.
Has it been some time since you’ve had your dryer vent hose cleaned? Clogged vents and hoses can cause dryers to use up to 30% more energy when drying a load of clothes. They fill up with lint from clothing over time and cause your dryer to not work as efficiently as it should. For families who commonly dry two or three loads of laundry per week, this 30 percent increase in energy usage can cause their utility bills to go up significantly.
When a dryer vent is clogged, it takes much longer for the dryer to completely dry clothes, which means the dryer is running twice the normal amount of time it should take; wasting additional energy and money that could go toward other summer expenses. This is a major sign that you need to schedule dryer vent hose cleaning as soon as possible. It is recommended that you have a dryer cleaning service come out at least once a year to have your dryer vent inspected and cleaned to ensure your dryer is working at peak performance. And, this is especially true during the summer.
Summer’s high heat can also pose additional threats of a dryer fire. Scheduling dryer vent cleaning can help mitigate this risk. The less debris that lingers in and around your dryer vent, the less likely it is that you will end up with a catastrophic dryer fire.
Are you ready to learn more about how dryer vent cleaning can help your home run more smoothly this spring and summer? To schedule dryer vent hose cleaning for your Prior Lake home, call Dryer Vent Wizard at 651-792-5626 or contact us and Request Service.