Cleaning your home’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system (or, more colloquially – air ducts) is a necessary expense. However, it is one that pays off in a variety of ways. By ridding your air ducts of dust, allergens, dirt and debris, you will clean the indoor air you breathe and reduce the risk of mold occurring. Plus, over time, you will reduce the cost of your monthly energy bills. Professional cleaning your home’s HVAC system makes sure that it will run more efficiently, be less likely to break down and enjoy a longer life span.
However, while people are well aware of the benefits to hiring a professional to clean their home’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning system – after all, you cannot beat cleaner air and lower energy costs! – they often overlook something equally important: having professionals clean their dryer vents as well. A quick glance below may prove eye-opening for those who’ve never given this thought.
The Dangers of Dirty Dryer Vents
First and foremost, a lint and dirt-filled dryer vent reduces the efficiency of your dryer over time. It can even damage the clothes in your dryer by forcing you to keep them drying longer. Did you also know that the buildup inside the vent can create a serious fire hazard?
That’s right. Home fires resulting from improperly maintaining your dryer vents is a more common occurrence than you may realize. There is real risk to your clothes, home and family from not cleaning and maintaining your dryer vents.
The Benefits to Professionally Cleaning Your Dryer Vents
Just as with your home’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning system, a dryer vent free of lint, dirt and debris offers a surprising number of benefits. Most importantly, it dramatically reduces the risk of a dryer fire. By assuring that your dryer operates more efficiently, it will also lower your monthly energy bill. In some cases, these savings can add up to quite a bit of money.
Your dryer will also last longer and require fewer repairs. Cleaning your dryer vents goes a long way to ensuring the efficiency and longevity of your machine. Your clothes will also dry faster and more cleanly. That means less troublesome lint.
As you can see from the above, there is amazing cost-efficiency to having your dryer vents professionally cleaned. Your health, your home, your family and your clothes will thank you for it.