Cleaning your dryer duct work can not only save energy by reducing your drying time but it also can remove a potentially dangerous fire hazard. We have been having some drying issues in our household. After having our dryer checked out by a repairman, the dryer seemed to be working properly. He had suggested cleaning it to help our efficiency.
Our dryer vent is also located quite a distance from the dryer, which is pretty standard in newer homes. When we first moved into our in house in 2003, we did not notice any issues with drying time, which led me to believe it wasn’t necessarily due to the distance the lint had to travel to get out of our house.
So this past weekend, my husband and the kids got some tools to clean out the duct work!
He just happened across something very similar to this Lint Cleaner at Lowe’s. It is an attachment for your electric drill that makes it very easy to clean our your own ductwork.
Have you cleaned our your ductwork lately?