Fires can occur when lint builds up in the dryer or in the exhaust duct. Lint can block the flow of air, cause excessive heat build-up, and result in a fire in some dryers.
Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) September 3, 2009
According to the U.S. Fire Administration, clothes dryer fires account for about 15,600 fires, 15 deaths, and 400 injuries annually. Most of these fires occur in residential buildings and are caused by a failure to clean the dryer vent.
The Dryer Vent Alarm from ACFilter.com is a new product that is designed to reduce the risk of dryer fires by sounding an audible alarm much like a smoke detector. When a dryer vent becomes restricted due to lint buildup, the alarm alerts the homeowner before the lint catches fire and causes major damage.
The U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission website states that "Fires can occur when lint builds up in the dryer or in the exhaust duct. Lint can block the flow of air, cause excessive heat build-up, and result in a fire in some dryers."
Unfortunately, large amounts of dryer lint can easily bypass the dryer's filter and accumulate both inside the dryer and the dryer's venting system. Similar to snow flakes, small particles of lint will, over time, create large accumulations.
As lint accumulates inside the venting system, it blocks the airflow to the outside. The reduced air flow prevents moisture from the clothes to be removed properly, trapping it inside the dryer. This causes the dryer to run longer, work harder and use more energy.
The dryer vent alarm installs easily on all dryers. Most homeowners can perform the installation themselves, without having to hire a professional. Once installed, the alarm can even help save on energy costs.
According to the manufacturer of the dryer vent alarm, a dryer with a 62.5% vent restriction required 60% more time to dry and used 77% more energy! Not only do homeowners get peace of mind when installing the dryer vent alarm, they also save money on their utility bills.
For more information on where to purchase the dryer vent alarm, visit ACFilter.com.