Can I use the Heat Helper with my gas dryer?
No. The Heat Helper is for electric dryers only. Gas dryers actually vent the exhaust from their flame directly into your clothes so that exhaust is vented out along with the hot air. While this exhaust is mainly just water and carbon dioxide, it isn't safe to vent into the house.
Will the lint from my dryer get all over my house?
Most of the lint from the dryer is caught in the dryer's lint trap. However, there is always some that will make it past the lint trap so the Heat Helper includes a secondary trap to catch anything that does get past the dryer. This fine mesh screen covers the hot air outlet on the front of the unit. The screen is removable. It should be cleaned just like your lint trap but this only needs to be done every 4-5 loads of laundry.
Will the moisture in the laundry make my house too humid?
Not usually. Unless you live in a very humid part of the country most people are looking for additional humidity in the winter. One of the features of the Heat Helper is that it helps increase the indoor humidity level.
What if the house gets too hot or humid?
The Heat Helper has a convenient on and off switch on the front of the unit. Normally you would only turn this on in the fall and off in the spring, however it can be used at any time to divert dryer heat outside the house if you do manage to get it too hot or humid inside the house.
Will the Heat Helper fit my dryer?
Dryers typically come in twos sizes, 27" and 29". To determine what size you need, measure from the left edge to the right edge of your dryer.
My dryer is under a cabinet. Will it still fit?
Most likely it will. The Heat Helper raises the dryer 9 inches and is designed to fit under a standard cabinet. Keep in mind that your washing machine door is much longer than 9 inches so if you can open the washer under the cabinet the Heat Helper will definitely fit.
What extra parts will I need?
You will need two dryer hoses in order to use the Heat Helper. One from the dryer to the Heat Helper and another one from the Heat Helper to your outside vent. Normally the existing hose you have now will work for one of these two connections. For the second one you will need a 4 inch hose.