Recycling Heat From Your Dryer Vent
Recycling the heat from your dryer vent can help to warm your home and keep your heating bill a little lower. If you own an electric dryer and live in a cooler part of the country, then you can use your dryer to lower your gas heating bill. With the way that the cost of heating increases when it gets colder, this can be a great money saver. If you would like to know how to use this to your benefit in heating your home, then read on. The process is explained below.
- a good device for heat recycling
- heavy duty type scissors or a construction knife
First: Getting a Device for Heat Recycling
Before you attempt to use the heat from your dryer in your home, you will need a device for recycling heat from a clothes dryer. These are rather inexpensive and do not tend to run more than about twelve dollars. The one called the Heat Keeper is rather popular among those who have done this. Remember that these are only for use with electric dryers and if used with ones that run off gas, they can be fatal. Before you buy a device for heat recycling, you should be sure that you have a dryer that is electric powered.
Now that you have the recycling device, you will want to be sure that you unplug your dryer before you go any further. Any time you are working with electrical devices, you should always take the necessary precautions for safety. Make sure that you do not skip any safety steps. After your dryer is no longer plugged in, you can go to the next step.
Third: Connect Recycler
Now that the dryer is unplugged, you will remove the vent tubing. Now check the manual for the recycler to know how to properly attach the recycler to the vent tube. This is averagely done by cutting the vent tube and then reattaching it with the recycler in the middle of the two pieces of tube. However, just to be sure that you are proceeding in a safe way, you should read the section in the manual about this.
Averagely, the recyclers will have a way for you to direct the heat to either inside or outside. This is great for when it is warmer because you will not have more hot air in your house during this time. Make sure that you have the device set to the correct setting before you start your dryer again. After your recycler is in place, you will reconnect the vent tube and then plug your dryer in again. Make sure that you clean the lint trap in the dryer and the one that is in the recycler well each time you use the dryer. This will make sure that you are getting the most out of the devices that you are using. This will also make sure that you do not end up with a house fire that is caused by the lint in your dryer or recycler.
That is all there is to is. It is an easy process to complete, and it leaves you better able to use the heat that is created from your dryer in your home. Now you can have happier heating bills because your dryer is helping you to heat your home.