Clothes dryers are very important to us during our everyday process. We use them numerous times a week, early in the morning and late at night. What we also need to do is to check them often to make sure we are getting the best efficiency out of them! Make sure to clean out the vent pipe regularly to avoid longer drying times and possibly the lint catching fire from the heat from the working dryer. In addition you want to wash off the dryer screen bi weekly, under heavy drying weeks, to maximize the efficiency and get the most out of your energy consumption. I prefer to use the smooth sheet metal sections over the accordion type vent pipe to allow the lint to pass through easily.