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By mercerhandy88825080, Oct 23 2015 02:49PM

Yikes!! Pictured is the dryer vent of one of my client's. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 15,000 fires are sparked every year by clothes dryers. Lint and other debris can build up in your dryer vent, reducing air flow to the dryer, backing up dryer exhaust gases, creating a fire hazard. The first sign that you might have a clog is when your dryer stops drying your clothes in one cycle. The dryer is designed to exhaust the heat and the moisture while it's drying. If that heat and moisture cannot get out of the dryer, then the dryer just sits there and keeps working itself but it can't accomplish the drying. that means the dryer works harder and heat builds up and that is what can lead to a dryer vent fire.

By mercerhandy88825080, Oct 5 2015 05:18PM

The reason is for cooling/heating efficiency. In the summer, you should close the lower register and open the upper register. The HVAC system needs to take in air to cool and re-distribute throughout the house. It's more efficient to take the warm air, located near the ceiling, and cool it. In the winter, you want to close the upper vent and open the lower so that it can pull in the cold air and heat it. Make sense?

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