Dryer Vent Installation

Factors of a Dryer Vent Installation

Some dryer vent installations are easier than others. Those who have short, slim ducts might be more inclined to replace their duct themselves. For those who have a duct that goes through a few stories of their home or is several feet from an exterior wall, the installation process is much more difficult.

All Day Air Duct Cleaning & Dryer Vent Cleaning knows the complexities that go into a dryer vent installation, no matter what kind of materials are used or the location of the dryer. We have the knowledge, experience, and tools to install your dryer vent. After your dryer vent installation, you’ll notice how much more efficient your dryer runs.

Here are some reasons as to why you should choose All Day Air Duct Cleaning & Dryer Vent Cleaning for your installation or replacement project:

  • Free quote over the phone
  • Available 24/7
  • Emergency service available
  • Experienced and trained  technicians
  • High-quality materials

How Long Do Dryer Ducts Last?

Like many other types of air ducts, dryer ducts should last between 10 to 15 years. Receiving regular cleanings will help you prolong the life of your ducts and your dryer. As your dryer runs more efficiently, it is capable of doing its job in shorter times. In turn, you save on costs over a longer period of time. After your new dryer duct is installed, you can have peace of mind knowing your duct will last for several years.

When to Replace Your Dryer Vent

In general, you should replace your dryer vent when it is no longer performing its job. This may be after it has reached the end of its lifespan of 15 years, or it could be after pests have burrowed inside to make a nest. Postponing a dryer vent installation will put more stress on your dryer and home. As hot moisture escapes the duct, it will heat up your home, which causes utility costs to go up. Your clothing also won’t get dry, so your dryer has to run longer. All of these issues create bigger problems, which is why you should seek a dryer vent installation service.

The Importance of Your Dryer Vent’s Length

One of the most important qualities of your dryer vent is its length. Your dryer vent should not exceed 35 feet in length from your dryer, according to the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI). Those with dryers on an exterior wall or smaller homes shouldn’t have to worry about this problem. However, some with larger homes or more complex architecture may run into an issue. With that said, All Day Air Duct Cleaning & Dryer Vent Cleaning is determined to follow proper installation guidelines.

Recommended Materials for Dryer Vent Installation

Dryer vents are made from a few different materials, some of which you should avoid. The best option for dryer vent material is sheet metal. These ducts are made of galvanized steel or aluminum and will last the longest. Other options include foil, plastic, and vinyl. Avoid these options as best as possible since they increase the chance of a dryer fire and are nowhere near as efficient.

The Dryer Duct Installation Process

The dryer duct installation process is similar for most homeowners but may vary depending on the location of your dryer and the complexity of your home. The number of materials needed for the installation will also depend on your dryer in a basement, a ground exterior wall, or an interior room. All of these factors affect how your installation will go. For many, the process we have outlined below should be expected:

 

  1. Unplug the dryer and pull it from the wall.
  2. Disconnect dryer vent connections.
  3. Remove the old ductwork.
  4. Locate the shortest and most direct route to the exterior.
  5. Measure and cut dryer ducts.
  6. Install air ducts in the established path.
  7. Connect the duct to the exterior exhaust and the dryer.
  8. Test the dryer.

Prolong the Life of Your Dryer Duct

To avoid frequent dryer vent installations and replacements, it is important you take steps to care for it. You can follow certain maintenance steps to ensure your duct gets the most out of its life.

Follow the tips we have outlined below to save on costs and rescue the chance of a dryer fire in your own home.

 

  • Receive annual dryer vent cleanings
  • Clean the dryer lint trap after every cycle
  • Clean the exterior dryer duct vent
  • Remove items from clothing before drying
  • Regular duct inspections
How much does it cost to install a dryer vent?

According to HomeAdvisor, the average cost to install a new dryer vent is between $80 and $200. The types of material used, the placement of the dryer, and the difficulty of the installation will have direct impacts on the price. Give our team a call today for a free quote.

Reach us by Phone

If you suspect you need a dryer vent installation or replacement, then give our team a call. You can reach us by calling at (346) 522-4905. You can receive a free quote for your installation from one of our experts. They provide you with an accurate estimate after asking you few questions. Don’t hesitate to call for an appointment!

Send us an Email

An alternative to calling is filling out the form on our contact page. After we receive your request, a team member will respond within 48 hours. Our team is available 24/7, so you can expect a timely response. Afterward, we will ask you questions regarding your concern with your duct. From there, our team will schedule an appointment.

Air Duct & Dryer Vent Cleaning Services

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