Some homeowners who buy a new dryer don’t know how to hook it up to the vent. Instead of calling in an installer, they just use the dryer like normal without ever attaching the hose. Is this acceptable? No. There are hazards to operating a dryer without a vent.
Dryer Operation Without Vent Attachment; Yay or Nay?
In spite of what some people may say, the answer is an emphatic “no.” Operation in this manner can cause premature damage to the dryer; it is also creates safety hazards.
When the dryer is in operation, it emits moist air. The air has to go somewhere. Without a vent attachment, the air circulates into the home interior. Humid air combined with hot summers is the perfect recipe for mold growth. The air also contains microscopic lint particles, which you don’t want to breathe in. Continue Reading →