Is your dryer operating at its maximum efficiency? For most people, the sad answer is “no.” Unfortunately, some people don’t see the point; efficiency is just a word that has little impact on their day-to-day lives. However, did you know that improving your dryers performance can save you a significant amount in the form of your monthly energy bills? With just a few tips from the Calgary dryer repair experts at First Aid Appliance Repair, you can ensure that your dryer is operating smoothly and efficiently, while also saving you some big bucks! Read more below.
Check Those Dryer Ducts
Everyone knows you need to empty out your lint trap after every use, but when was the last time you checked out your dryer ducts? Exhaust ducts are easily forgotten, and can be the cause of a poorly functioning dryer. First, make sure your dryer is unplugged. Remove the flexible duct from the back of the dryer and grab large brush to remove any debris around the area. Then, use the same tool to snag any lint or debris that has gathered in the duct. You can use a vacuum to pick up any stray lint you may have missed. Repeat this process a few times to ensure you have removed all the lint. Finally, plug your dryer back in and test it out! You’ll be shocked to see how much quicker your dryer dries your loads.
Level With Me
You’d be surprised to hear that even the tiniest difference in your dryers leveling could make a huge difference in performance. Use a spirit level to see if your dryer is sitting evenly. If not, use something under the lower sides feet to make it more even with the other. This will maximize the tumbling in the dryer, ensuring that your clothes become dry quicker.
Warm Up To The Task
Many of us have our dryer sitting in our cold, damp basements. However, did you know that keeping your dryer in a cool room could affect the performance of the appliance? Try to pick a room that is above room temperature. If this is not possible, try to find methods of heating up the room it is in. If the dryer is in a cooler room, the dryer will sweat and produce condensation in the colder months, which negatively affects the performance of the dryer.