Quick Fix Tip: Seal Your Dryer Exhaust Vents

Quick Fix Tip: Seal Your Dryer Exhaust Vents

Sarah Rae Smith
Oct 11, 2011

The external vent for your laundry is an important one because it releases moisture and heat. But did you know that same vent can also drain your pocket book?

All you need to do is switch your vent from the standard one found in almost every house in America to an inexpensive alternative that won't let your heat escape!

Most homes come with the ordinary flap-style dryer vent (or just an open tube), but the only thing they really protect your house from is rodents. Yes, keeping mice out is important, but installing a pop-top style vent to keep out cold and heat is much better!

When the dryer is turned on, this vent pops its top to let things escape, but then closes when the pressure goes away to keep your house sealed from the world. It means lower bills and that makes your wallet and your energy consumption ratio more than happy. You can find one over at Battic Door for around $20.

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