The dryer is one of several equipment in our home that we use on a regular basis. Is there anything that can be done to extend the life of a dryer?
The average lifespan of a dryer is between 10 and 15 years, depending on how well it is maintained and how often it is used.
The Best Ways to Extend the Life of Your Dryer
When you leave the house, turn off the dryer so it isn’t overworked.
Dryer ducts should be cleaned twice a year at the very least.
Every two years, inspect and clean your dryer’s exhaust vents.
Every time you do a load of laundry, clean the dryer’s filter.
Vinyl ducts that have been damaged or are no longer in use should be replaced.
Every three months, do a thorough filter cleaning.
The dryer should not be overloaded (you overwork it when you do)
Remove the lint from the dryer vent (the slot where the filter slides in)
It’s time to bring in the experts if your dryer is in such bad shape that your sheets take longer to dry, and your monthly energy bill is sky-high. Contact the experts to get your dryer’s vents cleaned.