Stop Dryer Vent Cold Air Drafts and Save on Heating Costs

| February 16, 2010 | 0 Comments

When the outside temperature drops and the indoor thermostat gets cranked up, it’s time to plug all cracks, leaks and spaces to prevent cold air drafts.

Its time to break out the door guards to stop drafts from creeping in beneath the front and back doors. Window sealants and heavy curtains do a nice job of holding window drafts at bay. What can you do about the air that comes in through the dryer vent?

Stuffing a sock in the dryer vent does much to stop the cold air from coming in, but can prove to be disastrous when you have to use the dryer. If you’re fortunate, you can close the door to the laundry room to keep the cold air contained in one room. The only problem with that is every time you wash clothes you have to put on a winter coat to withstand the cold laundry room.

Stop Dryer Vent DraftHeartland Dryer Vent

There’s a product called Heartland 21000 Dryer Vent Closure. Its unique design prevents cold air from entering the dryer vent. The light-weight swivel top is pushed open by the dryer’s hot air to allow the dryer’s hot air to vent out of the house. When the dryer is off, the lid closes preventing cold air from getting in.

The design is so simple yet effective. In addition to stopping cold air from entering the house, it stops unwanted pests too. The Heartland’s protective lid prevents birds, bees, mice, insects or any other creeping, crawling or flying bug/animal from getting into your dryer vent.

Proper Dryer Venting Saves on Heating Costs

Replace your old dryer vent with the Heartland 21000 and start saving money on your heating costs right away. At a price of under $15, the dryer vent will more than pay for itself. Depending on where you live, you may recoup the cost of the Hartland vent within the first couple of months of use.

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Category: Appliances, Dryer

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