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How Does Dryer Lint Impact Indoor Air Quality?

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March 19, 2024 at 10:47:18 AM PDT March 19, 2024 at 10:47:18 AM PDTth, March 19, 2024 at 10:47:18 AM PDT

During the drying process, each turn of the drum creates friction from the fabrics rubbing together. Tiny fibers and particles are released from the fabrics and collect to form lint. Dryer lint does impact the quality of the air in your home as these particles are often released into the air, becoming airborne. The particles are then inhaled, causing respiratory issues and allergies.

You can limit the impact dryer lint makes on your indoor air quality by adding these steps to your laundry routine:

1. Always clean the lint trap before turning the dryer on. Removing the lint will reduce the amount of fibers and particles that become airborne and will also improve the efficiency and performance of your dryer.

2. Cleaning the dryer’s exhaust duct keeps lint buildup under control. Failing to clean the exhaust duct once per year, at a minimum, can lead to the buildup of flammable lint that will reduce the dryer's exhaust airflow, causing the dryer to work harder. This combination worsens over time and can lead to a dryer fire. While you're checking behind the dryer to perform routine maintenance, ensure your dryer's exhaust duct is DryerFlex, the flexible, crush resistant and airflow efficient dryer exhaust duct.

3. Keep the air flowing to the outside by ensuring you have a wall vent termination that helps to maximize the dryer’s airflow and minimize lint buildup. Install the DryerWallVent, a durable low-profile vent constructed from heavy gauge Galvalume steel and powder coated to ensure a long duty life.

Learn more about the DryerWallVent and see how easy it is to install!

The DryerWallVent is available in four color options. Order this top-performing wall vent for your home:

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