The biggest reasons are SAFETY and EFFICIENCY. There are over 15,000 house fires per year caused from clogged dryer vents. And a clogged or partially clogged vent can result in mold growth behind your walls and floors. Gas dryers also use the vent for exhaust of the fumes. (carbon monoxide) We provide dryer vent cleaning services in Olathe, Overland Park, and Kansas City.
Its recommended that a dryer vent should be cleaned twice a year. However once a year seems to be sufficient on shorter vents. (less than 10'). But if your clothes are taking longer than usual to dry, its likely from a clogged vent.
An electric dryer pulls on average 25 amps when running. This is almost double of a central air conditioner!! A clogged vent will increase amperage and cycle lengths. Causing much higher electric bills.
Gas dryers are more prone to catching on fire since there is an open flame being used. However an electric dryer can produce static electricity and catch the lint on fire. So no dryer is safe to operate with an obstructed vent system.
Clogged vents will lead to premature dryer failure. They cause the dryer to run much hotter and longer than designed. Thus leading to costly breakdowns and replacements. The average repair cost is $350 and the average replacement cost is $1000.
Did you know that the "V" in HVAC stands for ventilation? All of our skilled technicians are hvac cerified in all aspects. So we know all about proper venting and air flow. So rest assured that the tech performing the task is highly trained and certified. We stand behind our work with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.