Tips to Optimize the Use of My Dryer

Could your clothes dry faster and more efficiently than they do right now? Having a quality dryer makes a big difference in how much energy you use to do laundry and how quickly you can finish a few loads. However, you can gain a lot more from any dryer if you know how to use it properly. Avoid going out and purchasing a brand-new dryer if your old one is still running relatively well by learning a few of these tricks of the trade.

Next time you need to dry your clothes in a hurry, try a few of these expert suggestions. You’ll find that your electricity bill decreases and so does the time you spend waiting for the laundry to dry.

Clean out the lint filter

You probably already know that cleaning out the lint filter is an essential step to starting a load of laundry in the dryer. It takes less than thirty seconds to peel off the thick layer of fuzz and fabric that your last batch of clothes released into the dryer. Because it is so small, many homeowners still skip this step and cause their dryer efficiency to plummet. This allows the air to flow more freely and helps to avoid starting a fire.

Run your laundry back to back

Try to save all of your laundry for one day to make the most of your dryer efficiency. As soon as one load finishes, swap it out for the next load. This allows you to make good use of the heat still left in the dyer from the previous load.

Only dry a normal load of laundry

Have you fallen prey to the belief that you can maximize your dryer efficiency by cramming it full of clothes? Many people believe they can avoid running the dryer multiple times by putting as many items as they can fit inside the drum all at one time. Contrary to popular belief, this prevents your machine from drying the clothes properly and actually causes it to take longer. In addition, it also puts a lot of unnecessary wear and tear on the dryer itself.

Shorten your dryer vents and clean them

The hot air and moisture from your dryer can’t be released without having a clean dryer vent. Make sure that you clean out the potential lint buildup on the outside of your home. If you find that there is an abnormally large amount of lint in your dryer vents, it could be necessary to clean the ductwork as well. Simply detach it and vacuum it out thoroughly. Keep the duct as straight and short as possible to prevent more lint buildup in the future.
No matter how well you take care of your appliances, you may still need the best appliance repair service one day. You can give Mike’s Quality Appliance Repair a call when you find that your dryer isn’t working the way it’s supposed to anymore. Your satisfaction is our highest priority!