The National Fire Protection Association research uncovered an estimated 16,800 U.S. home fires that involved laundry appliances in 2010 alone. Today, you can help protect your family from the unseen danger which caused so many fires by simply arming your home with the LintAlert. How can such a commonly used appliance like the dryer become dangerous? With every load, even when you clean the lint screen every time, lint makes it past the filter. That lint naturally builds up in the exhaust system and restricts airflow. The result is longer dryer times that waste energy and wear out clothes. And as the NFPA numbers show, exhaust problems create a very real fire danger. When you add a LintAlert as part of your home safety plan, you’ll always know your dryer is safe and efficient. To do so, your LintAlert continually checks the exhaust environment and gives you important safety information. As lint builds up over time, LED indicators on your LintAlert illuminate and show whether or not your dryer is working efficiently. When airflow restriction becomes dangerous, an alarm is triggered. Common causes of dangerous air restriction include normal lint accumulation, kinked or crushed hoses, outside vent hood blockage, frozen terminations, and—surprisingly often—bird, insect or rodent nests. The LintAlert helps warn you against all of these problems. Adding a LintAlert to your dryer is a simple way to protect against a hidden danger.
- Always know your dryer is able to vent safely and efficiently and that no sudden obstructions have created a hazard
- Prolong the life of your dryer and reduce wear on your clothes by knowing your dryer is performing optimally to deliver shorter drying times
- Be alerted with audible and flashing alarms when an unsafe condition has been reached
- Protect your home and family and help prevent dryer fires