Introducing our newest product: the PV-DEDPV, Dryer Exhaust Duct Power Ventilator. This unit helps overcome the static pressure that builds up in long complicated duct work, allowing more flexibility in the placement of the dryer unit. In part one of our two part blog series, we will learn more about what a DEDPV is, why it is essential, and why S&P offers the best solution.
Historically, residential laundry rooms were located on an outside wall allowing a short and simple duct run to exhaust the hot, moist, lint-laden air.
Changes in design trends have relocated laundry rooms to a more central area in the home. This causes long and complex dryer duct runs, which the dryer alone cannot overcome in some situations.
The International Mechanical Code limits duct runs to 35 feet or less unless an engineering judgment can be made allowing a longer run.
Longer duct work means longer drying times and more lint buildup in the ductwork, increasing the likelihood of a fire. High temperatures and lint buildup are serious safety concerns in the dryer system. The National Fire Prevention Association says that clothes dryers cause 92% of house fires.
In part 2 of 2, we will cover the unique features of the PV-DEDPV.
Learn more about the PV-DEDPV on our website and check out part 1 of our PV-DEDPV video series below.