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How To Clean Your Dryer Vent Like A Pro

Is your dryer not drying as fast as it used to? Check out how to clean your dryer vent like a pro. Save some time and money and do it yourself. The results are amazing!

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from This Old House

12 Easy DIY Fall Fix-Ups

dryer exhaust vent cap*Exterior vents, for a clothes dryer,allow heated air to seep out of your house, while letting cold outside air in. Swap your dryer's louvered or metal flapper-style vent for a Dryer Vent Seal (About $20; Battic Door), which consists of an elbow pipe topped with a plastic cap and shuttle. When the dryer is in use, the floating shuttle beneath the hood rises to let warm air, lint & moisture escape. When not in use, the shuttle drops down to seal the hole and prevent…

from The Family Handyman

Venting Exhaust Fans Through the Roof

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from The Family Handyman

How to Install a Dryer Vent

How to Install a Dryer Vent Whether you’re installing a new vent or upgrading an existing one, the first step is to determine where the duct will run. This can be a bit of a challenge. Keep in mind these rules of thumb. The shorter the distance and fewer the turns the better. Use no more than 25 ft. of 4-in. duct, and subtract 5 ft. for every 90-degree turn and 2.5 feet for every 45-degree turn. For example, a dryer with a 90-degree elbow at the exhaust port and another at the top of the…

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EZ-Flow Dryer Vent Box - Recessed Hookup Venting Kit For Flex Hose Connector - Prevent Kinked Hose & Fire Hazards - Improve Clothes Dryer Appliance Efficiency - Inset Dryer Exhaust Box Is Easy to Retrofit In Existing Home & New Construction. - Amazon.com

from The Family Handyman

Slash Heating Bills

Get an Energy Audit - An energy audit entails a series of tests,including the blower door pressure test(shown), that tell you the efficiency ofyour heating and cooling system and theoverall efficiency of your home. On thebasis of the test results, the auditor willrecommend low-cost improvementsto save energy and largerupgrades that will pay you backwithin five to seven years.Audits take two to three hoursand cost 50 to $400, but ifyou set one up through yourutility company, you may…

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