A dryer booster fan is a type of exhaust fan that is installed in the dryer venting system to increase the airflow through the vent. This fan is usually installed in situations where the length of the venting system is longer than recommended by the dryer manufacturer, or where the venting system has a high number of bends or turns that can reduce the airflow.
The benefits of installing a dryer booster fan include:
- Faster drying times: A dryer booster fan can increase the airflow through the venting system, which can reduce the amount of time it takes for clothes to dry.
- Improved efficiency: When the airflow through the venting system is restricted, the dryer has to work harder to dry clothes. Installing a dryer booster fan can improve the efficiency of the dryer and reduce energy usage.
- Reduced wear and tear on the dryer: When a dryer has to work harder to push air through a clogged vent, it can put extra strain on the machine. Installing a dryer booster fan can reduce this strain and potentially extend the life of the dryer.
- Improved safety: A clogged dryer vent can increase the risk of a fire. Installing a dryer booster fan can improve the airflow through the venting system and reduce the risk of a fire caused by lint buildup.