When you grab a load of laundry out of the washer, do you ever consider how much water is still trapped inside of those clothes? It might be deceiving since they aren’t dripping water, but the answer is about a gallon. Imagine how much damage a gallon of water could do if spilled out in your home. Well, if your dryer isn’t vented properly, that could be exactly what you are doing. The dryer exhaust needs to be vented outside.
While there are products that claim to be designed for the purpose of allowing you to vent your dryer inside, these are still allowing the water from your load of laundry to end up in your home. It is important to instead have a duct that goes as straight as possible and vents the moisture-laden air outside, away from any air intakes and windows. You should also make sure periodically that there isn’t a buildup of lint in the duct since this could cause the dryer to overheat, and even pose a fire hazard.