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dryer letting in cold air

I just had a new dryer installed and the new one is letting in a whole lot of cold air. Is there a part I can put on it to stop this?

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Posted 2014-01-23T16:05:11+0000  by brandischoltz brandischoltz
 

Hello brandisholtz!

 

The external vent, through which hot air and moisture exhaust, is built with flap(s) that swing shut to keep cold air out.

 

Here are two examples:

Dryer Vent Kit.jpg  Dryer Vent w Spring Loaded Damper.jpg

The first step toward stopping cold air is to check the function and replace non-functioning vents.

 

Another option is to cover the vent during extremely cold weather and vent to the interior of your home.

Indoor Dryer Vent.jpg

This saves energy by recycling the hot air, but also adds moisture inside your home.

Posted 2014-01-23T18:27:02+0000  by Pat_HD_ATL
 
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