Dryer Vent Kits
Lambro is a leading manufacturer of dryer vent kits. Our products are made from high-quality materials and backed by a limited warranty.
Lambro sells its products through a network of dealers, distributors, wholesalers and retailers in the United States.
All of our products meet or exceed local and national building codes. If you are a dealer or contractor contact Lambro. We will be happy to help you find the right product for your dryer venting kit needs!
If you are a consumer and need a new dryer vent kit, contact your local big box or hardware store today for Lambro dryer vent kits!
Lambro offers a number of different kits for clothes dryer venting installations whether your clothes washing machine & dryer is in a laundry room or a part of your kitchen. Removing moist air allows the dryer to recirculate dryer air into the clothes dryer which will substantially reduce dryer times and help decrease electricity usage.
Kits are a convenient way to have all the necessary parts that are required for a consumer or contractor to easily install a venting system for a clothing dryer. Hood vents may be made from aluminum or plastic. Many kits have galvanized tension clamps.
Lambro dryer vent kits include the clamp components (metal worm gear clamps or galvanized tension clamps ) to provide a secure and leak free connection between your dryer and the exhaust vent duct. The termination cap is also an essential part of the kit, as it prevents animals and debris from entering your home through the vent as well as act as a cover for the termination exit in the exterior wall or roof of your home. The cap should be installed on the outside of your home. Such sealants as spray foam or silicone caulk are ideal for sealing dryer vent gaps, and provide a durable seal that blocks pests and prevents weather damage due to leakage under shingles or siding. The should be regularly checked for damage and any obstruction.
Dyer Vent Maintenance
An important aspect of a dryers vent maintenance is ensuring that the vent cap is free of lint buildup. Lint is a highly flammable material that can accumulate in the vent hose or duct over time, creating a fire hazard. Every year, there are thousands of house fires in the United States caused by clogged dryer vents.
To prevent lint buildup, it is important to regularly clean the lint filter in your dryer after each load of laundry. Additionally, it is recommended to have your dryer duct professionally cleaned at least once a year to remove any lint buildup. This helps to ensure that your dryer vent remains clear and reduces the risk of lint-related house fires.
If you notice any leaks or damage to your vent, it is important to address the issue as soon as possible to prevent further damage or potential house fires. You may not need a complete dryer kit if just the wall cap or hose needs to be replaced. Lambro also sells individual components as replacement parts for a dryer ventilation system. In the long run it may be better to just replace components rather than try to repair with a quick fix.
Lambro dryer vent kits are designed to efficiently expel hot air and moisture from the dryer, reducing the risk of mold and bacteria growth. This can help to protect your clothing and health, as well as ensure that your dryer operates at peak efficiency. However, if steam comes out of your dryer when you open the door in the middle of a cycle, it has a clog of lint preventing proper most likely means that the vent pipe is not working properly preventing air flow.
Lambro dryer vent kits are available with semi rigid vent hose as well as flexible laminated foil vent hose. Our UL 2158A duct kit is highly recommended for both gas and electric clothes dryer venting installations.
A good dryer ventilation system can help to improve the energy efficiency of your home. By efficiently expelling hot air and moisture from your home, your dryer will use less energy to dry your clothes, which can save you money in the long run. A clogged or damaged dryer vent can reduce the efficiency of your dryer and increase your energy bills.
No matter how efficient your vented dryer system may be, if you do not use the dryer correctly it can lead to damage, safety hazards, and even fires.
Clothes Dryer Mistakes to Avoid
Overloading the Dryer
One of the biggest mistakes people make when using their dryer is overloading it with clothes. While it may seem like a good idea to save time by cramming as much laundry as possible into the machine, doing so can actually be very dangerous. When the dryer is overloaded, it can overheat, and the excess weight can cause strain on the dryer’s heating element. This can lead to damage to the heater or thermostat, resulting in expensive repairs.
Ignoring the Settings
Every dryer comes with a variety of settings for temperature and time, and it’s important to use them correctly. Using the wrong temperature setting can damage your clothes, while using the wrong time setting can result in clothes that are either still wet or over-dried. Additionally, using the wrong settings can cause the dryer to cycle on and off more frequently than necessary, putting extra strain on the heating element and other components.
Not Cleaning the Lint Filter
The lint filter is one of the most important components of your dryer, as it collects the lint that comes off your clothes during the drying process. If the filter becomes clogged with lint, it can restrict airflow and cause the dryer to overheat. This can damage the heating element and other components, and can even cause a fire. It is recommended to clean the lint filter before each load.
Not Cleaning the Exhaust Pipe
The exhaust pipe is the pipe that connects the dryer to the outside of your home. If it becomes clogged with lint, it can restrict airflow and cause the dryer to overheat. This can damage the heating element and other components, and can even cause a fire. It is recommended to have the exhaust pipe cleaned regularly, especially if you have pets or use fabric softeners.
Not Checking the Plumbing
If your dryer is located in a laundry room that has plumbing, it is important to check the plumbing regularly for leaks. Water leaks can cause damage to the dryer’s components, including the heating element, thermostat, and controls. Additionally, standing water near the dryer can be a safety hazard, as it can cause electrical shocks.
Using the Wrong Dryer for the Load Size
Different dryers have different capacities, and it’s important to choose the right one for your load size. If you use a dryer that is too small for your load, it can cause the dryer to cycle on and off more frequently than necessary, putting extra strain on the heating element and other components. Conversely, if you use a dryer that is too large for your load, it can waste energy and lead to over-drying.
Not Monitoring the Temperature
While most dryers come with temperature controls, it’s important to monitor the temperature yourself as well. If the dryer is too hot, it can damage your clothes and even cause a fire. If the dryer is too cold, it can take longer to dry your clothes and waste energy. It is recommended to monitor the temperature throughout the drying cycle and adjust the settings as necessary.
Remember to always follow the manufacturer’s instructions and guidelines for your specific dryer model, and if you notice any problems or issues, contact a professional for assistance.
In summary, a high-quality dryer vent kit is crucial for ensuring the safety of your home and family. Lambro dryer vent kits offer a range of features such as secure connections, durable components, and efficient cleaning options ( see our LamaFlex Lint Trap Kit – Item #211L for your ELECTRIC clothes dryer indoors when outdoor venting is not possible. Regular maintenance of your dryer vent, including cleaning the lint filter and having it professionally cleaned, can further reduce the risk of hazards and ensure optimal performance of your dryer.
Typical features include:
· Opening/closing damper will prevent outside elements from entering the vent
· Removable screen
· Flexible laminated foil design for easier installation
· Ideal for both gas and electric dryer installations
4″ X 5′ UL 2158A TRANSITION DUCT PREFERRED HOOD VENT KIT
Installation instructions are include in each kit. Some products have spec sheets as well.
We also have:
Lint Trap Kits that can be used to vent an ELECTRIC clothes dryer indoors when outdoor venting is not possible. Packaging is available in 6 units or 12 units.
Heat Economizer Kit, an innovative device that turns an electric dryer into another heat source.
Draft Blocker Vent Kit is perfect when you need to prevents outside air from entering back through vent.
Laminated Transition Duct Kit when your customer only needs the duct for a clothes dryer venting installation. We offer Laminated Transition Duct Kits in both a 5″ diameter and an 8” diameter duct.
Lambro offers a variety of dryer vent kit products, making it easier for distributors, wholesalers and retailers to find the best options for their customers. Give us a call at (800) 645-2860 or fill out our Contact Us form.