Ever since I moved into my current house and have used the existing dryer that was installed here from before, I have not been able to get a load of laundry dry in under two hours on high heat. Even if money was no object and I could waste electricity freely, it’s daunting to get anything else done on a laundry day if you know each load will take such a long period of time to simply dry after a relatively short wash cycle by comparison. I went to my hardware store and the clerk asked me if my dryer exhaust vent had ever been naked before and I told him I wasn’t sure, I had been living in the house for a year and had never gotten it done but couldn’t say for sure in regards to the years before I got here. He showed me a kit that attaches to a power drill that sends a spinning brush on a long rod looking device and completely brushes out the exhaust vent, but I was hesitant to try this job completely alone. I called my HVAC supplier to see if they would take on the job for me and to my surprise they said that dryer vent cleaning is one of the services they offer the most, probably from the sheer number of people who have clogged exhausts and poorly performing dryers. The technician pull a large chunk of lint the size of a baseball that was lodged in the external vent on the roof of my house. The second he pulled the piece out, the pressure equalized all the way down to my dryer itself and I heard a loud thud followed by the sound of lint and debris breaking apart in the vent and getting blown upwards out to the roof and into the outside air. Just by removing the clog at the external exhaust port we were able to get enough air flow to push a lint clog out of the dryer itself, something I would have never discovered otherwise. I’m glad I had my HVAC supplier clean my dryer vent for me.