Simple Maintenance on a Dryer to Save Money on Energy Costs

January 1, 2015
We've said it before, and we'll say it again: always clean your lint filter!

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: always clean your lint filter!

Having a washer and dryer in your home can be extremely convenient for washing clothes on the spot and without needing to leave to get the job done, but it does come with extra responsibility. It is essential to maintain your dryer, not only to make sure it continues working for a long time, but so that you do not end up spending more money than you need to on energy bills.

Following simple maintenance tips and using dryer appliance repair when necessary will help you carry out this goal, which will allow you to enjoy an efficient and long-lasting dryer.

Keep Up With Cleaning the Lint Filter

Every time you use your dryer, you should get into the habit of cleaning the lint filter. It is important that airflow is not restricted, and leaving lint on the filter after a load will definitely prevent air from flowing freely and prevent the dryer from reaching its maximum potential in efficiency.

After getting into the habit of cleaning it after every load, you should also put a mark on the calendar to actually clean the lint filter with detergent to eliminate residue that cannot be seen at a glance.

Clean the Exhaust Duct Line

Although a homeowner can clean the exhaust duct line, the most reliable solution is to rely on a vent cleaning service to take care of the cleaning as it will also guarantee a job well done. This cleaning is not just for the energy-efficient aspect, but also for reducing the risk of a fire happening in your home.

Replace Vent When Necessary

It is important to replace the vent on your dryer, but when this should happen really depends on your dryer’s age, usage, brand, and specific model. An easy solution is to bring a professional in after a couple of years of regular use to decide how close it is to needing a hose repair.

Keeping up with maintenance, repairs, and replacements at the correct times will extend the life of your dryer and make sure it runs at top efficiency to keep your energy costs down.

Contact us for more information about dryer appliance repair.

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