Idea for better insulating of dryer venter?
Now its getting cold I'm reminded that the summer projects haven't been completed. I need to figure out a way to stop losing so much heat from the laundry room. Any ideas for better insulation? I was thinking some sort of door or latch that pulled up the insulation when the dryer is in use.
What does everyone else do?
I've seen a couple of these on other houses in the area. Are they any good?
I believe there are three of those in use on my mother's house. They have a cup-like floater inside that sits on the open end of the vent tube. It floats up when a fan or dryer is in use and gravity drops it down when not in use. I've never noticed any drafts from them. At first I was concerned about dryer lint gumming things up, but after about 9 years I just happened to pop the top last week and it was still sealing. The vents that have a vertical flapper that stays closed with a magnet used to be the norm, but I've had and seen a lot of them stuck open from lint or frost.
I have two of those installed on my house. They work as advertised, no complaints. I don't know if they work any better than the traditional flapper type though.