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schestowitz 18 03:09 | Clothes dryer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  [ ]Aug 18 03:09
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schestowitzTraditional dryers continuously draw in the cool, dry, ambient air around them and heat it before passing it through the tumbler. The resulting hot, humid air is usually vented outside to make room for more dry air to continue the drying process. This design makes no effort to recycle the heat put into the load, and thus is considered environmentally wasteful.(The dryer vent is also part of the house). Nevertheless, it is simple, Aug 18 03:09
schestowitzreliable, and therefore widely used as a result.Aug 18 03:09
schestowitzImprovised methods of salvaging this heat for in-home heating, by use of inline vent boxes equipped with a flapper valve to redirect moist heated air to indoor areas, will also increase humidity within a dwelling. Although this may be beneficial in dry winter conditions, excess humidity from these devices increases likelihood of mold, mildew, and bacterial growth inside a home. Indoor venting may also be against local regulations. Aug 18 03:09
schestowitzGas dryers must always be vented outdoors, as the products of combustion are mixed with the moist air. Building codes and manufacturers' instructions usually recommended that dryers vent outdoors. An indoor lint trap kit poses a similar concern of increased humidity within the dwelling.[further explanation needed]Aug 18 03:09
schestowitz'Long run' dryers have an additional fan inside to boost the exiting moist air through longer sections of vent pipe, as in apartments or dwellings where the vent cannot make a short direct connection from the dryer to the outside.Aug 18 03:09
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schestowitzI wonder if I should buy one. In winter, it can help heating if it doesn't drain outwards. In summer, clothes dry up quickly anyway, and draining of hot air can be achieved with open windows.Aug 18 03:10
schestowitzI will ask my mother or some salespersonAug 18 03:11
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