what you can do to reduce heating costs

what you can do to reduce heating costs

Protect Your Dryer Door From Damage

by Mia Kuhn

A dryer without a door is not a dryer at all. So, of course, it makes sense to ensure the door remains in excellent condition. Fortunately, the job is not a hard one to complete. Learn what you can do now to prevent damage to your dryer door and keep your machine functional. 

Always Remember to Close the Door

If your home is anything like the average home, you probably don't have an abundance of space in your laundry room. With that being said, there is perhaps a door somewhere near your dryer. If your dryer door is open and the door is flung open quickly, it could bend the dryer door. 

If the door is even slightly bent, it won't latch correctly, which will prevent the heat from building up inside the dryer correctly. Make it a point always to close the dryer door. Only leave the door open when you are actively loading or unloading clothing. 

Check the Load

If you have a newer front-loading dryer with the glass panel door, it's imperative that you check your loads each time you place them inside the dryer. The glass panel portion of the dryer doors is very durable, but it is not indestructible. As the clothing tumbles, so will the hard object. 

While you might not recognize any damage after the first time drying a load with a hard object, if you make this habit a common mistake, you could eventually cause a fracture in the glass, which will also allow heat to escape. The best way to avoid this type of problem is always to check your pockets to ensure there aren't any dangerous items inside. 

Install a Wall Buffer

As it was mentioned earlier, in the average small laundry room, having the room door slam into a dryer door is common. However, in a small laundry room, it's also common to have the dryer door hit the wall.

Similar to placing hard items inside the dryer, you might not seem damage from this action right away, but the level of damage will increase over time. Consider putting a towel or other soft object on the wall to serve as a buffer. In the event someone does accidentally slam the door against the wall, the towel will absorb the impact and protect the door. 

Sure, the dryer door might not seem very important, but without a door, the dryer just won't function. Make sure you take action to keep your door in excellent condition. However, in the event of a mishap with the door, make sure you contact an appliance replacement parts specialist for prompt assistance. 


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Does your heating bill send you into a state of shock? If so, now is the time for you to begin making changes to your home to bring the cost of heating your home down. In years past, my heating bill was actually more than my mortgage was. It really made getting through the winter difficult for my family. I decided to do something about the high bills. I started with insulation, then invested in some new windows, and I also changed the way that we used our utilities. You can learn everything that I did to reduce my heating bill so that you can cut your heating bill as well.

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