1. Longer Drying Times
If you notice it’s progressively taking longer and longer for your clothes to dry, the vent may be clogged with lint. Because of this, moist air can’t escape the dryer and instead keeps your clothes wet. To supplement this, you may run your dryer longer than usual, which can cause it to overheat. This affects your utility bills and the health of the dryer, as well as increases your risk of starting a fire.
2. Lint on the Vent Opening
As your dryer vent continues to clog, lint is eventually pushed through to the opening outside of your home. If you notice it in this area, you need dryer vent cleaning not only for safety reasons but also to keep the lint from getting in your yard and harming the environment.
3. Extended Time Since Your Previous Inspection
Professionals advise having a dryer vent cleaning at least once a year based on estimates of the average amount of accumulated lint. Aside from avoiding fires, this will also preserve the health of your system. Debris buildup can cause irreversible damage and require costly vent and piping replacements.
If you’re overdue for a dryer vent cleaning, contact the professionals at Premier HVAC Services. They’ll carefully evaluate your system to determine the right course of action and ensure your equipment runs like new again. Call (917) 275-3280 today to schedule an appointment