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dryer vent cleaning clogged dryer vent

A dryers performance relies on the ability to produce proper air flow. When your vent is clogged with lint, it restricts the airflow to the outside of your home which will reduce the performance of your dryer and lead to a shorter life of your dryer.

How does a clogged dryer vent effect the performance of a dryer?

A clogged dryer vent restricts the airflow needed for a dryer to work properly. A recent study showed that a dryer vent that was 62% clogged reqiured 60% more drying time and 77% more energy to dry a load of 7 full size bath towels than a clean dryer vent. That increase in costs to your energy per dryer load will result in big increases into your monthly electric or gas bill.

How much of an increase in energy cost does a clogged dryer vent cause?

In a recent product study, under normal drying conditions with a clean dryer vent it took 55 minutes and 2.6kW to dry a load of clothes at an average energy cost of $0.36 per load. With just a 65% clogged vent the time increased to 88 minutes and 4.6kW for the same amount of clothes at an average cost of $0.64 per load.

If you use your dryer 5 times a week for a year, your cost per load with a clean dryer vent would be $93.60 a year. With the clogged vent your costs increase to $166.40. That’s an increase of $72.80 at 65% clogged. If your dryer vent is clogged more than that or continues to increase in the amount it is clogged then your costs will only increase over time.

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