Make Sure Your Vents Are Lint Free
Last month we reminded you to always keep you air intake vents clear. Now that the weather is starting to cool down, we will all be switching over to “inside chores”. One thing that is often overlooked is your dryer’s lint filter.
Part of keeping any dryer performing efficiently is to check and clean out the built-in lint filter. A stuffed up filter prevents hot air from leaving the dryer, thus affecting its overall performance. If you have to extend your drying time to make sure all of those towels are completely dry, it could because your filter is clogged. More importantly, a clean lint filter can also extend the life of your dryer (which is something we all want)!
Moreover, it is also a good idea to disconnect your dryer’s exhaust tube and vacuum out any lint that could have passed through the filter and into the vent.
To do this, simply disconnect the dryer exhaust from the machine and use your household vacuum cleaner to clear it out. While it is important to check your dryer’s lint filter every single time that you use the dryer, you only have to vacuum out the exhaust tube about four times a year.
This is also a great opportunity to vacuum your dryer screen filter compartment as well. Lastly, you’ll want to double check the exhaust hood outside and remove any lint if necessary. For those who do not know, the exhaust hood is the flap type opening on the exterior of your home that expels a warm, mountain fresh scent when the dryer is in operation!
If you are unsure about any of the steps listed above or have any questions about washing/drying machine maintenance, simply contact us and we’ll happily answer any questions you may have.