Whether your dryer is an older model or brand-spanking-new, it’s not uncommon to have problems with it just not running all that efficiently. Your power bills are soaring and you just can’t seem to get things dry in a single load? You may need a repair, but you may also just need to try one of these three tricks for increasing dryer efficiency at home:
1. Utilize Different Settings
Honestly, many households just set everything to “regular”, push the start button, and walk away. While it’s easy to just use the same setting every time, it also means that you’re forcing full energy output for every single load. If you utilize the different settings as-needed, you’ll save on energy costs and still be able to dry those delicate effectively or de-wrinkle your favorite work shirt without having to pull out the iron.
2. Don’t Overload… But Don’t Underload, Either
While an overloaded dryer may take forever to fully dry your clothes, did you know that an underloaded dryer has efficiency issues, too? You’ll use the same amount of energy per dryer run no matter how much is in there, so it’s important to make sure you properly load your dryer with the amount of clothes it’s designed to work with, with each load. An underloaded dryer may not dry efficiently, since it won’t have the proper “tumbling” effect.
3. Get Your Dryer Vents Cleaned
You may faithfully clean your lint trap after each and every load, but what about the ductwork that runs from your dryer to the outside of your home? Lint and other debris can build up over time and your dryer will have to work harder and harder, so you end up watching your power bill run higher… and higher. At Ron’s, we’re happy to come out and clean your dryer vent for you, increasing dryer efficiency, reducing drying time, and helping your clothes look brand-new longer.
Need to Schedule Dryer Vent Cleaning? Give Us a Call!
We’re happy to help whenever you need your dryer vents cleaned, but that’s not all we do here at Ron’s. We also provide cleaning services for hardwood flooring,, carpets, tile & grout, and more! You may also want to take a look at our power washing and water removal services as we start looking towards fall. Reach us by phone at (864) 297-6440 or contact us online at any time to schedule service today!