Did you know that there are over 15,000 dryer fires every year? That averages to 40 fires a day! If you are like me, I found that extremely scary. Everybody's dryers accumulate lint. Even if you clean your lint screen (which I do every time), lint still builds up in your duct system. The thing is — how do you know how much lint is stuck in your dryer duct?
That is where LintAlert comes in. You install it to your dryer's exhaust hose and it uses pressure differential technology to monitor your dryer's efficiency. As lint builds up, back pressure is produced. The LED indicators on the LintAlert continually shows you how well your dryer is exhausting. When there is a problem, an alarm is triggered to let you know there is an issue.
Bill and I installed ours. The first thing you have to due is clean out your duct. It needs to be clean and be “like new” so the LintAlert can calibrate itself. What was pulled out of my exhaust hose made me ill. It literally was half a garbage can of lint, and I didn't think there was anything in there. That's why this is so scary — you don't know how filled up that hose is. I think installing took less than 10 minutes. It was fairly easy, and the directions were very easy to follow. On each and every load you dry, the LintAlert monitors the exhaust environment (which I will admit impresses me). LED indicator will show you when you have normal exhaust pressure, approximately 20% blocked, approximately 32% blocked, approximately 45% blocked, and approximately 60% blocked. When you hit that 60% blocked, there will actually be an audio alarm that will go off.
I can only recommend the LintAlert. It is one of those products that I don't know how I lived without it before. It gives both me and my family peace of mind and is worth every cent.