When I start in on equipment appliance maintenance as part of residential energy conservation, people start to lose interest and want to talk about the sexier things like new windows. Did you know that there are 15,000 house fires a year caused by dryer lint. That is right every year. If folks just took 30 minutes to clean their dryers out, especially the older one. You can save pretty good money and maybe your life. Here is an ad that I get for a device that could make it easier to do;
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Here is the old fashion way. It is probably more effective too.
Lint escapes through tiny gaps around the edges of the dryer drum and falls into the cabinet, especially when the exhaust vent or vent cap is clogged and airflow is restricted. The lint can get ignited by electric heating elements, gas burners or even a spark from the motor, and the flames then travel through the lint-lined exhaust vent. To make sure this doesn’t happen in your house, check the exhaust vent and the inside of the cabinet frequently.
Go there and read. More tomorrow.