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Dryer

Getting a Dryer With Cool Features

December 14, 2011

Clothes dryers of today are more convenient and efficient than ever before. They are built in with cool features and technologies and larger capacities. In this way, laundry has become a set and forget type of task because of many auto functions in these dryers. These features and functions have made life easier than ever in the past. Below are some cool features of dryers that you can keep in view before replacing your old dryer.

Less Noisy:

Currently built dryers developed by different popular brands like Bosch, Fisher & Paykel or Whirlpool work quietly without creating any disturbance for you or your family. So, just start them and forget, they will notify you by themselves when the job is done.

Display Options:

Best Clothes dryers are those which have LED displays with various other options and advance settings. This makes these dryers not only more effective but also helps to make it easier to use them.

Advance Features:

Current clothes dryers have also reduced the ironing needs in many ways. Due to an advance feature of reverse tumble action, it causes fewer creases on clothes as a result you don’t have to press clothes later. This anti-crease feature will continue spinning fabrics for the specific amount of time after drying. This not only reduces pressing needs but also helps to save energy. These dryers also have different temperature settings for different types of fabrics. In this way, you can easily set the timer and temperature according to the demands of different outfits. As you can see, how drying clothes have evolved to become a fun job because of many advance settings, functions and technologies in today’s clothes dryers.

 
Dryer, Dryer Vent Cleaning

Taking Care of Your Dryer

July 23, 2011

One appliance that many people are thankful to have in their home is a dryer because it saves them from having to do the laundry elsewhere. These appliances need to be taken care of properly so that they can last a long time. It is advisable to take care of it so that you do not have to continually buy a new one, which is going to be a costly expenditure. The best way to keep yourself from having to shell out for a new appliance too often is to take care of the one you already have. Here are some preventative maintenance tips that you should follow to make sure you can extend the life of your machine.

One thing you can do right away to extend the life of this appliance is to clean out its lint filter in between doing loads of laundry. On the other hand, if the filter is torn, it must be replaced with a good one immediately.

Two times in the year, you have to make it a point to disconnect the vent hose. This will allow you an opportunity to clean out the whole vent system of the dryer. This is really necessary if the vent hose of this appliance goes through an interior wall of your house and then up all the way to the roof. It is equally important if the vent hose takes a complicated path through the house to the outside.

If you want to prevent this appliance from eventually getting to the point where it can really overheat, you may want to open up the cabinet of the dryer and take away all the interior lint that you come across. This is particularly true if you find any interior lint around the actual motor of the dryer. It is suggested that you perform this action at least once every year to lessen the chances of you having to replace the dryer’s motor. Another reason to perform this action at least once a year is to reduce the chance of any lint actually catching on fire inside of the machine.

It also cannot hurt to check the machine out to see if the belt has suffered any wearing or cracking. If there are visible signs of either, it is time to replace the belt.

Appliances such as dryers can have their lives extended if they are cared for properly. This involves preventative maintenance, which means that you have to examine the machine from time to time during the year. Preventative maintenance means that you will catch things to fix. In the end, this will prevent you from having to waste money in buying a new dryer.

Dryer, Dryer Vent Cleaning

Dryer Venting

March 14, 2011

 

THE BAD VENT WARNING SIGNS
  • Clothes are taking more than one cycle to dry, especially jeans & towels.
  • No lint visible on lint screen.
  • Dryer repeatedly stops during a cycle.
  • Clothes have moldy smell after dry cycle.
  • Clothes are very hot after a dry cycle.
  • The top of your dryer hot to the touch  while running.
  • There’s excess lint left on your clothing.
  • Take our FREE online energy saving analysis.
 
THE FLEET TECHNICIAN KNOWS WHY
  • 90% of all appliance fires are dryer related.
  • Clogged dryer vents run much hotter and longer.
  • Improper venting will kill your dryer, we see it happen a lot.
  • A plugged dryer vent will create an enormous amount of dust.
  • Dryer vent cleaning will improve the air quality in your home.
  • Excess heat created by poor venting can ruin your clothes.
  • TIME, How much time do spend waiting for your clothes to dry?
 
WHO NEEDS DRYER VENT CLEANING?
  • Commercial laundries
  • Town homes
  • Condominiums
  • Apartments
  • Duplexes
  • Single-family homes
  • Spring and Fall are ideal times to schedule a dryer vent cleaning.
 
YOUR DRYER VENTS ARE ALL-IMPORTANT
 
There are many things that contribute to the proper operation of a clothes dryer. The venting is perhaps the most critical. Below we describe a dryer’s functions and how its venting plays a part.
 
MOISTURE
 
One of the most important functions of a dryer is the elimination of moisture recovered during the heating of damp clothing. This moisture is held in the warm air produced by the dryer as humidity, and is normally expelled to the outdoors through the dryer’s vent. If this air can not be adequately removed, poor drying will result.              

 

This moisture can also condense into pools of water in the dryer vent, eventually leaking out. Any moisture accumulation inside the dryer ducting is a sign of poor venting which should be looked into. Schedule the Dryer Vent Wizard for a dryer vent cleaning and inspection.

 

 
HEAT

 

The heat is another important function of a dryer. Many current dryer models have a ‘one-time’, non-resettable, thermal fuse or safety. These safety devices will open should the dryer’s vent not be installed properly, or if it becomes restricted. Once this happens, the dryer will no longer heat and will require the part to be replaced to correct the condition. On some dryer designs (usually gas) failure of one of these thermal fuses will totally stop the dryer operation altogether.

On older models without one of these thermal safeties, poor venting can cause the dryer to cycle on its safety thermostat, instead of the temperature control thermostat. This usually contributes to poor drying and can cause overheating. On some models, the malfunctioning of the timer operation affects some cycles.

 

 

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