Expert Advice for Cutting Energy Bills; Regular Dryer and Vent Maintenance Key--Dryer Vent Wizard Offers Tips to Consumers in Redmond, Washington

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Redmond, WA-"Homeowners who think its normal for their dryer to take more than one cycle to dry clothes -- think again.  Lint accumulation or blockage in the vent is a known cause of dryers running inefficiently," says Peter Lui, Dryer Vent Wizard, (DVW), Dry Clothes, Safe Homes, NW Seattle, the largest chain of dryer vent specialists in the U.S. 


"While consumers are becoming more aware of the need to conserve energy, they are still unaware that yearly dryer and dryer vent maintenance can help cut energy consumption and bills," says Lui. 


The average home spends about $1900 on energy costs every year, according to research conducted by Energy Star a program managed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), with assistance from the U.S. Department of Energy.


"With energy costs rising, our role is as much about educating customers as it is providing dryer vent solutions," says Lui, whose Seattle franchise specializes in dryer vent cleaning, replacing vents made of flammable material, repairing and altering vents for residential and commercial clients.  


Lui shares these maintenance "tips" to keep dryers running efficiently and reduce energy consumption and costs:


•·         Be sure that dryer vent systems are up to code with city, state and manufacturer.

•·         Replace any plastic or foil vent with semi-rigid or solid metal venting.

•·         Have dryer vents professionally cleaned and inspected annually

•·         Clean lint traps before and after drying a load. .

•·         Wash lint screens with soap and water every few months to remove residue left behind by fabric softeners.



           Warning signs to look for:

•·         Clothes are taking more than one cycle to dry, especially jeans and towels.

•·         No lint visible in lint screen.

•·         Dryer repeatedly stops during a cycle.


"Consumers who follow these guidelines will be pleasantly surprised when their find their clothes dryer takes less time to dry clothes because it uses less energy," says Lui.


In addition conserving energy, the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), dryer manufacturers and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), advise annual dryer and dryer vent maintenance to prevent dryer fires, a leading cause of homes fires in the U.S.


Dryer Vent Wizard, Dry Clothes, Safe Homes was founded in 2004 in Boston, Massachusetts by David Lavalle  to fill the gap between consumers who needed an "urgent response" to their dryer vent problems and appliance repair centers that focus on mechanical repairs.  Peter Lui services King County, Seattle, Bothell, Woodinville, Shoreline, Redmond, Bellevue, Snohomish County, Lynnwood, Monroe, Snohomish, Arlington, Marysville, Lake Stevens and neighboring cities and communities.





Peter Lui-Owner

Dryer Vent Wizard of Northwest Seattle

Phone:  866-498-7233






Comments (12)

Marcy Fedalei
Keller Williams Realty - Spartanburg, SC

Hi. Welcome to Active Rain. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Aug 23, 2008 07:38 AM
Patricia Fisher
Keller Williams Realty - Spartanburg, SC

Welcome to the Active Rain Community!  This is a great site to network, learn, and share ideas with others.  Have a great day!

Aug 23, 2008 07:59 AM
Stefan Geyer
SOA Realty - Aurora, CO

Another dryer vent profile...I think you must be one in the same.

Aug 23, 2008 12:57 PM
Bill Kennedy
Keller Williams Greenville Upstate - Greenville, SC
Homes For Sale Greenville SC

I want to wish you a HAPPY WELCOME to active rain! I've been here for a year now, and it's been a real treat. There's SO much to learn here, and a lot of potential business too.... so blog often, and read as much as you can.  Good luck!  If you ever have questions, or you need a good South Carolina agent, look me up!

Aug 23, 2008 03:20 PM
Scott Magaw
The Bill Kennedy Team - Keller Williams Realty - Spartanburg, SC

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Aug 23, 2008 03:36 PM
Kirk Westervelt
Van West Realty - Greenville, SC Realtor -Short Sale Expert! - Greenville, SC
Kirk Westervelt, Broker In Charge, Van West Realty - CDPE - Short Sale Agent - Home for Sale - Greenville, Simpsonvil...

Hi, welcome to Active Rain! I hope to see more of your blogs in the future. Learn from others, share your knowledge and experiences and enjoy yourself! Take care! ---Kirk.

Aug 23, 2008 05:04 PM
Vicente A. Martinez
Prudential Douglas Elliman Licensed Real Estate Salesperson - Woodhaven, NY
Realtor, Brooklyn - Long Island - Queens Homes

Hi Peter and welcome to active|rain. There are thousands of tips, tools, and tricks of the trade here. Be sure to check them out. Best of luck and see you around.

Aug 23, 2008 05:35 PM
Ron Martin
Keller Williams Realty - Spartanburg, SC
Ron Martin Team

Welcome to Active Rain - This site is great for leads, Share Ideas . You will love blogging. enjoy & hope to hear from you again. 

Aug 23, 2008 11:48 PM
seller seller
Realestate - Greenville, SC

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Aug 24, 2008 01:31 AM
Nance Burdette
Keller Williams Realty Partners - Spartanburg, SC

Congratulations on signing on as a new member of ActiveRain. Being a new member myself going on my third week and only posting a few blogs so far I truly see the awsome advantage that this truly can be; and only the beginning of a healthy and wealthy relationship of abundant professionals. Everyone has been so very kind. Hope to see your blogs in the future.   Best of Luck to all of us,  Nance

Aug 24, 2008 12:09 PM
Lorena Westervelt
Van West Realty - Greenville, SC

Hello, welcome to Active Rain! This seems like a wonderful environment to network as well as learn from others. I hope you enjoy yourself and participate often in the Active Rain environment!

Aug 25, 2008 01:03 AM
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Credit Restoration Consultants - Plantation, FL

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Aug 25, 2008 05:14 AM