Installing a New Dryer Vent System: What You Need to Know

When it comes to installing a new dryer vent system, there are a few important points to keep in mind. To ensure the best results, it's essential to use smooth, straight ducts and remove as much lint as possible by hand. Vacuuming up any remaining lint is also necessary. Additionally, don't forget to clean the outside of the vent cap from the exhaust fan outside the house, as well as the exhaust outlet opening of the dryer and the ventilation duct on the wall of the ventilation hood.

When it comes to taping, aluminum tape is the only type designed to withstand the heat given off by the dryer vent during a cycle. Vinyl and aluminum hoses are not recommended by many dryers, so it's best to avoid them. To install a new dryer vent, start by carefully detaching the dryer from the wall for some space and disconnecting the dryer duct from the back of the dryer. Then, connect the new dryer vent hose, often referred to as the “transition hose”, which must be made of solid or semi-rigid 4-hose metal.

The average cost of installing a dryer vent varies depending on location, materials used, location, and labor costs. However, with all its obvious benefits, such as improved efficiency and reduced risk of fire, this service will pay for itself quickly. If you're having difficulty installing your dryer vents or need help with any other aspect of this process, don't hesitate to contact customer service by calling (5) 658-9252. They usually hire plumbers to install a washer and dryer, and they often include ventilation in their service offerings.

Tom Ferraiz
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