Most residential clothes dryers will not exhaust adequately when the linear length of the dryer vent system exceeds 15 linear feet. With the introduction of main floor and second-story laundry rooms, duct runs have become complex, often exceeding dryer manufacturers’ recommendations. Inadequate dryer exhaust may lead to prolonged drying times, excessive energy consumption and needless wear and tear on the dryer.
A clothes dryer boosting fan is the perfect solution for the inefficiencies resulting from a complex duct run of a clothes dryer. The booster fan helps the dryer overcome resistance due to the ductwork. (Note: each 90-degree bend in a system is equivalent to five linear feet.) With a booster fan, humidity is pulled from the dryer so that drying efficiency is enhanced.
Continental Fan does not recommend wiring a dryer booster fan directly into the clothes dryer. Please refer to the methods of booster fan activation available in our DVK kits:
These kits come with controls and sensors to automate the booster fan as the clothes dryer cycles on and off, ultimately saving time, money, and frustration for the consumer. An LT100 Lint Trap may be installed between the dryer and the booster fan to reduce lint build-up and maintenance on the fan.
Installation Tips for Clothes Dryer Boosting
DVK100B fans should be mounted at least 15 linear feet from dryer.
Each 90-degree elbow is equivalent to 5 linear feet of duct.
DVK100B fans are designed to vent up to 110 feet of 4-inch rigid duct.