Dryer Venting

Have you cleaned your dryer vent recently or ever? Did you know there are over 13,000 dryer vent fires per year in the US? Odds are the last time you saw the inside of your dryer vent was when you hooked up your dryer.

According to Allstate Insurance, dryer manufacturers usually recommend that you have your vent and your dryer cabinet, which is the structure that contains the drum in which you put your clothes to dry, cleaned by a professional at least once a year.

The characteristics of an inefficient dryer are:

  • it takes more than one cycle to dry your clothes
  • the dryer vent flapper hood doesn't open
  • the clothes that come out of the dryer are hotter than normal

When Home Heating & Cooling does a dryer vent inspection and cleaning we also confirm that the dryer venting in the crawlspace or attic is up to current code for maximum efficiency and safety. When dryer venting systems are installed correctly, run times can be cut in half which extends the life of your your clothes and saves up to 77% per load on utility over payments.