Advanced Air Solutions’ professional and thorough dryer vent cleaning services provide many benefits to our customers, not only related to preventing fires, but also to maintaining a healthy home, saving energy, money, time, and efficiency. Sure, most of our customers know that excess lint in a dryer vent can be a fire hazard, but many don’t realize the other ways that dryer vent debris can negatively affect your home, health, and even clothing. Listed below are a few other great reasons why cleaning out that dryer vent might be a good option to add when having your air conditioner serviced for the summer.
Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas that is slightly less dense than air, but highly toxic. It combines with hemoglobin to produce carboxyhemoglobin, which usurps the space in hemoglobin that normally carries oxygen. Concentrations as low as 667 ppm may cause up to 50% of the body’s hemoglobin to convert to carboxyhemoglobin. A level of 50% carboxyhemoglobin may result in seizure, coma, and fatality.
Fact 1. Gas dryers can and will be a carbon monoxide poisoning risk if not properly maintained.
Fact 2. Dryer vents that are clogged with lint & debris or obstructed by something as simple as a birds nest can prevent exhaust fumes from properly exiting the home’s vent line. When this critical line is obstructed, harmful gases build up inside the home, creating a cocktail of fatal, noxious gasses.
The pros at Advanced Air Solutions provide a professional dryer vent cleaning service that removes clogs and debris, including lint, clothing, dryer sheets, and nests, to restore proper ventilation of harmful carbon monoxide gases and prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.
Drying your clothes may be costing you just as much as if you were to go to the laundromat! If your dryer vent system isn’t functioning properly, or if it is clogged with excess lint or debris, you could be spending excess money with every cycle you run.
Debris accumulation can cause restricted airflow through the dryer’s system. This causes it to run less efficiently, leading to a buildup of heat and moisture, and even cause the dryer to stop working. Let’s face it, we don’t want to replace our dryer anytime soon! This seemingly small oversight can occur in all types of dryers causing your energy savings to dwindle.
Dryer vent cleaning can help protect the environment, your home, and your wallet by allowing your dryer to use less energy per cycle. Advanced Air Solutions’ professional dryer vent inspections, repair, and cleaning could save you upwards of $25 a month!
Increase Clothing Life
Excessive wear to clothing is caused by needing to run longer drying cycles to compensate for poor dryer performance caused by blockages in the dryer vent line. In addition, obstructed or clogged dryer vents cause a buildup of heat in the system, which can then do damage to or ruin delicate clothing. Over time, whether because of excessive heat or longer cycle times, clothing fibers break apart and fray much quicker than if heat were properly expelled from the dryer and clothes were dried in the minimum or normal amount of time.
By removing any lint, debris, or obstructions from the dryer vent line, regular airflow will be restored, and the dryer will function more efficiently. In turn, your clothing will take less wear and damage per cycle and will ultimately last longer!
To start saving your energy costs, clothing costs, and overall health costs call Advanced Air Solutions today at (330) 962-1306 or, request an appointment HERE to schedule your dryer vent cleaning service.