Many homeowners do not know that carbon monoxide is vented through your dryers vent. The fumes that a gas dryer emits are dangerous. A poorly maintained washer can cause a flood, and a poorly maintained dryer vent can cause a fire. Both disasters can cause costly damage to your property.
Furthermore, can a gas dryer cause carbon monoxide? Gas Powered Clothes Dryers Can Produce Carbon Monoxide Unlike natural gas, which is the fuel your gas dryer burns to create heat, carbon monoxide has no telltale odor like the rotten egg smell added to natural gas to make it easy to detect a leak.
Keeping this in consideration, do you need to vent a gas dryer?
While an electric dryer doesnt require ventilation, its performance will be negatively affected, making it energy-inefficient, causing faster wear and potential overheating. Gas dryers require ventilation when installed indoors; failure to ventilate a gas dryer can lead to carbon monoxide buildup in the room.
Is it normal to smell gas from dryer?
Its sometimes possible to detect a faint gas smell after you turn on your gas clothes dryer. However, if the smell is stronger than normal and you cant find a leak in the dryers main gas line, at least one of three burner assembly components might be defective.