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The Home Wizard app calculates your ideal home care program to avoid problems with your Clothes Dryer (electric), but sometimes trouble can still occur. Here are answers to questions about clothes dryer (electric) venting.

QUESTION FROM randy

does gas clothes dryer vent have to be vented to the outside.it is only vented to a water lent trap behind dryer is this safe and ok.

ANSWER FROM HOME-WIZARD

Dear Randy:

Yes, a gas dryer should ABSOLUTELY be vented to the outside of your home.

Gas clothes dryers do not have separate flues for the byproducts of the burnt gas. These dangerous by-products of gas burning (carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, etc.) come out through the dryer vent.

And as such, you need to be sure that your dryer vent exits your home, and that there are no leaks in your vent ducting.

Hope this is helpful.
Home-Wizard.com

Clothes Dryer (electric)