Dryer Vent Repair: Safe and Green Clothes Dryers for Indianapolis Residents


Dryer Vent Repair Indianapolis: When purchasing a new appliance consumers are concerned with energy efficiency. Your clothes dryer is one of the most expensive appliances to operate. When looking at clothes dryers, choose one with energy efficient features such as automatic sensors that shut the dryer off when the clothes are dry.

Electric or Gas – Which is Best?

In most cases, gas dryers cost less to operate than electric dryers. Your local appliance store should have information about the operating costs for both gas and electric on the model you are considering.

Dryer Vent Installation – Outdoor Venting

A dryer vent repair and installation specialist can inspect your dryer vent system to be sure it meets all current safety standards. By law, all dryers must be vented to the outdoors; not the basement, attic or craw space. The heat and moisture need to be vented from your home to prevent mold and mildew damage or health problems caused by mold spores. Gas dryers must be properly vented to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.

Should you Replace your Dryer Vent?

Dryer vent repair is necessary if the system is of the old style, flexible foil or vinyl. The dryer exhaust duct should be made of rigid metal, 4 inches in diameter with a smooth interior. Short and straight is the rule for the dryer ducts to allow optimum air-flow. Excessively long dryer ducts with 45 degree and 90 degree turns slow down the air-flow and put stress on the dryer.

Dryer Vent Cleaning

Dryer vent cleaning is the number one way to prevent dryer fires. Lint is highly combustible; when it is allowed to build up and clog the dryer vent system, it can cause overheating and eventually lead to a dryer fire.

There are tools available for homeowners to purchase for cleaning their dryer vent and dryer ducts. One is a brush that attaches to a long, flexible rod. There is also a dryer vent cleaning augur brush that rotates on a cordless drill. Dryer lint also accumulates inside the dryer, around the drum, motor, heating element, etc…

Some dryer vents are short, straight and easy for the homeowner to get to. Others require special tools and the expertise of a dryer vent cleaning professional.

No matter how energy efficient your clothes dryer is, it will cost an additional $200 – 300 per year to operate if it does not get proper air flow. You must have a proper dryer vent and exhaust system for your dryer to operate safely and efficiently.



Glen Mayfield is the operator of Dryer Vent Wizard of Central Indiana, a professional service that handles all dryer venting issues including dryer vent cleaning, dryer vent repair, dryer vent installation and alterations. Glen enjoys working with his customers as he educates them on the importance of dryer vent cleaning and maintenance to prevent dryer fires and reduce energy bills. Dryer Vent Wizard is working to make one million clothes dryers safer and greener by the year 2010.

Glen serves residential and commercial businesses in Central Indiana, Indianapolis, Plainfield, Mooresville, Greenwood, Avon, Brownsburg, Lebanon, Zionsville, Carmel, Westfield, Franklin, New Whiteland, Whiteland, Pittsboro, Danville, Lizton, Speedway, Whitestown, Bargersville, Monrovia and neighboring cities and communities. 46214, 46221, 46224, 46158, 46142, 46123, 46112, 46052, 46077, 46032, 46074, 46131, 46184, 46167, 46122, 46224, 46075, 46106, 46202, 46204, 46208, 46217, 46222, 46225, 46227, 46228, 46118, 46158, 46143, 46123, 46112, 46052, 46077, 46033, 46074, 46131, 46062, 46149, 46034, 46157, 46069, 46071, 46105, 46113, 46120, 46121, 46128, 46147, 46165, 46168, 46172, 46180, 46208, 46231, 46234, 46254, 46260, 46268, 46278, 46280, 46290





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