Fleet Appliance Repair Long Island NY, Suffolk County NY
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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