DrySafer Clothes Dryer Lint Alarm
DrySafer Clothes Dryer Lint Alarm is a unique device that detects insufficient airflow inside the dryer’s exhaust ducts and the dryer’s internal lint filter housing. If the airflow in the dryer becomes restricted because of excessive lint build up, birds nests or other debris, it can cause the dryer to overheat and possibly result in a fire.
Detect dangerous lint build up before it causes damage, potential injury or death. Order DrySafer now and take the first step in protecting your home and family against a potentially deadly dryer fire.
Warning! Clogged Dryer Vents Can Cause Fires!
“Clothes dryers are associated with approximately 15,600 fires annually, resulting in 20 deaths and 370 injuries.” – Consumer Products Safety Commission
Keeping your home safe is simple and affordable with DrySafer Dryer Lint Alarm. DrySafer was invented by an appliance repair expert with over 30 years of industry experience as a way to protect your home and prevent damage to your dryer. DrySafer Dryer Lint Alarm monitors your dryer’s airflow performance, alerting you to dangerous lint buildup before it damages your dryer or causes a fire. This simple device easily fits onto the back of your dryer and monitors your dryer’s airflow performance.
Clogs happen when lint bypasses your dryer’s lint filter and builds up in your dryer venting system. Blockages can also occur when squirrels, chipmunks and birds make nests in your venting system. This can cause your dryer to work too hard, run longer, overheat, and even lead to a fire. Cleaning the lint trap after every use will only remove a portion of lint generated: some excess lint will travel into the dryer vent leading to a clog which reduces adequate airflow. When your dryer’s vent hose becomes crushed between the wall and your dryer, clogging occurs quicker, causing a safety hazard for your family.
How DrySafer Dryer Lint Alarm Keeps You Safe
DrySafer Dryer Lint Alarm is a unique, patent pending device that detects insufficient air flow inside the dryer exhaust ducts, caused by this excessive lint build-up. If your air flow performance drops below a safe level, DrySafer will send out a warning signal alerting you to a problem that needs to be addressed with an appliance repair technician.
Today, many newer homes tend to have dryers located away from an outside wall: in bedrooms, kitchens, bathrooms and hall closets. This results in longer dryer venting conduit hidden in walls and ceilings. This increases the risk of lint accumulations inside inaccessible areas. The dryer has to work harder to force the air up the wall, across the ceiling to the outside exhaust hood. With DrySafer Dryer Lint Alarm, lint and other vent clogs are detected before a disaster can occur. Start detection protection today with DrySafer! Order Now!
How Does DrySafer Dryer Lint Alarm Work?
DrySafer Dryer Lint Alarm is made up of two components; an Airflow Temperature Sensor and an Alarm. The Airflow Sensor attaches to the back of your clothes dryer to monitor the outgoing exhaust air flow. If an obstruction in the vent system is detected, the Airflow Sensor will signal the Alarm, which then beeps, alerting you of a clogged vent.
Over time, even with proper care, lint will collect inside your dryer’s lint filter housing and restrict the airflow, increasing the risk of overheating and fire. When an obstruction builds up in the vent line, it reduces the air flow of the dryer. Once the airflow of the dryer becomes reduced, the dryer can overheat. The DrySafer Airflow Sensor simultaneously monitors the temperature of the airflow with a built in high heat sensor that will warn you of an overheating danger.
Avoid using up to 77% more energy consumption per load!
Let’s say an average load of towels takes just under an hour to dry, and this hour of drying time adds 36 cents to your energy bill (energy prices vary depending on your location: these are examples only for easy conceptual understanding). When you add 60% more drying time to this, your laundry will now take close to 1 hour and 40 minutes to dry, costing you 64 cents per load now, just because of your dryer vent being clogged.
How Much Cost Savings Does DrySafer Provide?
If you dry 5 loads of laundry a week (which is not at all uncommon for a family), a well-running dryer with clean vents will cost you approximately $95 a year (using the example above), whereas a clogged dryer vent could cost you approximately $165 a year.
In less than a year of energy savings alone, DrySafer Dryer Lint Alarm has already paid for itself.
By determining when airflow from your dryer is insufficient, DrySafer also saves you money by decreasing the wear-and-tear on your dryer due to overwork. Maintaining your clothes dryer and venting system will increase your dryer’s lifespan and decrease the number of service calls to have your dryer fixed. DrySafer Dryer Lint Alarm also increases your homes safety from an unseen fire hazard, bringing you peace of mind, while saving you time and money.
- Periodically test the device by using the test button located on the Alarm.
- Have your dryer vent cleaned and inspected by a professional every two years.
- Check your vent hood on the outside of your home for any obstructions or lint buildup.
- Check your venting system for any kinks, obstructions or objects that may have fallen onto the dryer ducting.
- Clean your lint filter after every time you dry a load of clothes
- Scrub your lint filter once a week with soap and brush.
- Clear any clothing away from dryer.
- Never store flammable liquids near your dryer.
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Why should I be concerned about Lint Build up in my Dryer’s venting system?
Overtime lint starts to accumulate inside of your dryer and the dryer’s venting system, once the the airflow becomes restricted the dryer can not breath correctly. This causes the dryer to run longer, work harder and eventually overheat, causing a dryer fire.
I clean my lint filter every load, should I still be concerned?
Yes, lint is as small as a snow flake, it bypasses the filter and overtime starts to accumilate on the inside of your dryer, and on your dryers heating element. Once the vent becomes clogged the heating element overheats and ignites the lint that has built up.
What does DrySafer do?
DrySafer is a clothes dryer lint alarm that detects lint build up inside of your dryers airflow system. If the airflow becomes blocked with lint or any other material, the alarm will sound to alert you. This prevents the dryer from over heating and starting a fire.
If my dryer ever overheats will DrySafer Alert me?
Yes, DrySafer has a built in overheat alarm that will sound to alert you if the dryer exhaust temperture ever exceeds 210 degrees .
Does Drysafer detect a clog inside the lint filter housing of the dryer, which is difficult to get to?
Yes, Drysafer will monitor the entire airflow system of your dryer, starting from the lint filter housing, located inside of the dryer, all the way through to the outside vent hood. Monitoring just the exhaust pipe to the outside is only doing half the job; lint first begins to build up inside the dryer’s lint filter housing, then continues out into the exhaust pipe. Our device will detect a clog in both the lint filter housing and the exhaust pipe/ or a combination of both.
Can anyone install DrySafer?
Yes, It is simple to do and requires not tools. See our installation page.
Does DrySafer need to be plugged into an electrical outlet?
No, It runs on batteries which will last over 3 years.
Where does DrySafer get installed and how much space does DrySafer take up behind my dryer?
DrySafer is to be installed onto the exhaust pipe of your clothes dryer and it takes up approximately 5 inches of space behind the clothes dryer. The alarm portion hangs on the wall close to the dryer.
Does Drysafer fit on all dryers?
Yes, but some installations may require you to move the dryer a few inches to the right or left. Drysafer is a 90 degree elbow shape so it does not line up to house ducts that are positioned directly straight in line with the dryer’s exhaust pipe. See our (installation page)
How do I test the alarm to see if it is working?
Simple, just press and release the test/ reset button and the alarm will sound. See our installation page.
At what point will the alarm indicate a clog?
Every situation is different; it depends on the length of the venting system, the material used and the condition of the venting system. Overall, as the lint accumulates inside the venting system it reduces the airflow and creates back pressure. Once the back pressure builds to an unsafe level, the forward airflow is restricted, and our alarm will sound. Our device will alert you before your vent is fully clogged. See our installation page.
Must I have my dryer vent cleaned prior to installation of this product?
It’s not required but it’s recommended. Having your dryer vent inspected and cleaned can only insure greater safety and efficiency of your clothes dryer. Vinyl and plastic venting should be replaced with rigid or flexible aluminum venting to permit proper operation and safety.
How often should I have my dryer vent cleaned?
We suggest that you call a professional every 2 years to inspect and clean your dryer vent for optimal efficiency and safety.
Will DrySafer extinguish or alert me to a fire?
No, this product will only alert you to a hazardous condition in your dryer vents air flow. It is an early warning detection system for a hazardous dryer vent condition. It does not alert you to, or extinguish a fire. It alerts you to a problem with your dryer’s air flow before it becomes dangerous enough to start a fire
What is my vent clogged with?
Excess lint from clothes, animals and birds nesting in dryer vents are the most common causes. Broken vent hoods and broken vent pipes can also be a cause. We suggest that you have a professional inspect your system to insure optimal efficiency and safety.
Can DrySafer save me money?
Yes, clothes dryers are one of the most expensive appliances to operate in your home. When your dryer vent is obstructed, it can take 2-3 times as long to dry the same load of clothes. This product alerts you to the dryer vent condition so that you can have it cleaned and restore the efficiency and safety of the dryer.
Does DrySafer work on both electric and gas dryers?
Yes, it works on all clothes dryers and has a universal fit for easy installation
Does DrySafer work on stackable combination washer/ dryer units?
Yes, it has a universal fitting for all dryers
Will DrySafer get clogged with lint?
Unlikely, but like any portion of you dryer exhaust duct, proper maintenance is recommended