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10 Surprising Reasons to Clean a Dryer Vent
Updated: Jul 10, 2022
It's easy to forget about the dryer vent, especially if it's not clogged and seems to be working fine. However, just like any other part of your home, the dryer vent needs to be cleaned on a regular basis in order to maintain optimal performance. Here are 10 surprising reasons why you should clean your dryer vent today!
If you're like most people, you probably don't think much about your dryer vent. However, did you know that a clean dryer vent is essential for optimal performance? Not only does it help your dryer run more efficiently, but it also prevents fires. In fact, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that there are more than 15,000 dryer fires each year.
So, how often should you clean your dryer vent? The answer may surprise you - most experts, including the National Fire Prevention Association recommend that you do it at least once a year. However, if you have pets or live in an area with a lot of dust, you may need to clean it more often.
Here are some of the benefits of cleaning your dryer vent:
Extend the life of your clothes - heat degrades fabric and the longer the dryer time, the more wear on your clothes.
Improved dryer efficiency - a clean dryer vent will improve the efficiency of your dryer, resulting in shorter drying times.
Reduced energy costs - with improved efficiency comes shorter drying times. This is a huge benefit if you're always in a rush to get your clothes out of the dryer.