Dryer vent alarms should always be installed by a qualified and experienced technician. At Olathe Dryer Vent Pros, we have the expertise and skills needed to install dryer vent alarms. Protecting your home and dryer from damage is first and foremost. The alarm is easily mounted on the back of your dryer. We will mount this to your dryer and ensure it works effectively. Some of the most common causes that set off the alarm include built up lint, a crushed dryer vent hose which leads to restricted air flow and bird nests/ other pests. A dryer vent alarm is an excellent safety precaution that takes minutes to install. The alarm is extremely effective for detecting issues. Inspections and cleanings typically happen bi-annually or annually. However, with the alarm, you are protected and covered at all times.
If your dyer works harder than it needs to due to a clogged vent, it can easily overheat and start a fire. The installation process takes minutes to complete. This is extremely beneficial for customers who are short on time. The alarm can be installed with a regular inspection and cleaning.
How a Dryer Vent Without an Alarm Can Be Dangerous
Dryer vents that do not have an alarm will not be monitored for air flow. This means the vent can accumulate debris, lint and other material without alerting the homeowner. This can cause fires that are unnecessary. This is especially hazardous when the tube has not been periodically inspected. Without a proper inspection, it is hard to know what is in the tube. At Olathe Dryer Vent Pros, we not only install dryer vent alarms, but also service all aspects of dryer vent maintenance from installations to repairs. We understand how important it is to keep your home both safe and energy-efficient.
Save on Energy with Dryer Vent Alarms
Dryer vent alarms are the ultimate energy-saver alarm. For example, once the vent becomes obstructed, the alarm will sound off. This will alert the homeowner that there is an obstruction of some type in the tube. This can be due to a lint build up, tube crushing or pest. Regardless of the reason for obstruction, the alarm will indicate an issue. This will save you on energy as you will not unnecessarily run your dryer. Simply contact Olathe Dryer Vent Pros if your alarm sounds off and we will advise you on the best step going forward! We are here for our customers from start to finish, and all steps in between.
Main Benefits of Dryer Vent Alarms
Some of the main benefits of dryer vent alarms include their versatility and convenience. They can be used with any type of dryer vent. This is very convenient and adds to the list of benefits for these alarms. Most vents are only used for outside of wall assemblies. However, this does not affect the ability to attach a dryer vent alarm to the dryer. For example, dryer vent alarms can be used with...
Aluminum vents are the most common dryer vents on the market. They are flexible and have a cylinder shape. Aluminum vents can be used with the alarm.
Semi-Rigid Metal Vents-
Semi-rigid metal vents are less prone to crushing compared to aluminum vents. The inside of the semi-rigid metal vent is smooth which allows lint and debris to flow through easier. Semi-rigid metal vents can be used with the alarm.
Slim Vents/ Periscope-
Slim vents are made out of rigid metal. Slim vents are effective at moving lint and debris from the dryer to the outside of your home. Slim vents can be used with the alarm.
Rigid Metal Vents-
Rigid metal vents allow for easy flow of lint and debris. Rigid metal vents can be used with the alarm.
As you can see, dryer vent alarms can be used with any type of dryer vent, regardless of their material or construction. This makes the alarm the most versatile dryer tool for your home. Not only does the alarm keep your family safe, it also keeps your energy bill low.
Why The Dryer Vent Alarm is Necessary
Now-a-days, many dryers are located away from a home's outside walls. This means that many homes have longer dryer venting hidden within walls. These vents can be hidden within ceilings as well. For this reason, the accumulation of lint can easily increase with more venting to account for. If the vent becomes clogged, heat will build up in these vents and can lead to a damaging and devastating fire for your home.
The dryer also has to work much harder to pump dryer exhaust around your home within the vents. The system has to work harder to push dryer exhaust up the wall and ceiling to the outside of your home. If the airflow drops below the specified safe limit for your vent, the alarm will sound. This alarm is beneficial as it prompts you to schedule an inspection for obstruction detected in your vent. Without an alarm, a vent can slowly build up a clog or obstruction completely unnoticed. This is dangerous as the dryer continues to run, generate heat and more lint.
Safety is always top priority, however energy consumption is also a factor. Energy consumption can be dramatically improved with the use of this alarm. Emptying your lint filter/ trap is a great way to avoid excess lint in the vent, however it will not eliminate all lint flow completely. We are glad to assist in the improvement of your home's safety and energy-efficiency with a dryer vent alarm.