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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.
Dryer Vent Wizard of Northwest Seattle