Do you want your clothes to dry more quickly, and use less energy in the process? It might be time to shorten the dryer vent hose. That long, metal, accordionlike tube that connects from the wall to the dryer is often too long when its installed in your laundry room. Simply shortening the hose so it still reaches the dryer can significantly increase the efficiency of your dryer and decrease drying time by as much as 20%. A shorter distance for your dryer to have to pump out moisture-heavy air equals better efficiency.
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