Ace® Dryer Heat Diverter

Item no: 42227 | 0082901422273
$9.99
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  • Damper to vent air inside or out
  • Washable lint screen
  • Built-in bracket
  • Includes 2 clamps
  • For use with 4" flexible pipe
  • 250 deg. F max. continuous
  • White


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ACE HARDWAREAce® Dryer Heat Diverter
 
3.7

(based on 16 reviews)

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69%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Energy efficient (11)
  • Quiet (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Frequent user (9), Heavy duty user (3), Occasional user (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      This thing works well :)

      I use this device to add supplimental heat to my house. It heated the entire downstairs of my 3000 sq ft house the other day while we were running the laundry. :) My...Read complete review

      I use this device to add supplimental heat to my house. It heated the entire downstairs of my 3000 sq ft house the other day while we were running the laundry. :) My heat pump cant even do that! LOL I really like this thing and I think it is a brilliant idea. Would recommend to anyone with a cold house.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Poor American Craftsmanship

      My 30 year old model got lost in the move to a new home so I purchased this replacement. The design of this new item is poor. The plastic box is OK but the...Read complete review

      My 30 year old model got lost in the move to a new home so I purchased this replacement. The design of this new item is poor. The plastic box is OK but the diverter door lever is weak and will probably soon break off. The hose clamps consist of 2 thin nylon zip ties...a poor substitute for a real clamp. The screen bracket mount merely snaps onto the box and is not in a secure slide track like the old model. I am very disappointed. This item is going back for a refund.

      Reviewed by 16 customers

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      We'll see...

      By Chuck b

      from Durham NC

      About Me Occasional User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to install
      • Energy Efficient
      • Quiet

      Cons

      • Durability

      Best Uses

        Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace® Dryer Heat Diverter:

        Just installed and its august so no need for it yet. Easy to install.

        I was tired of venting all the heat from the dryer outside in the winter and this seemed like a good green way to reuse the dryer heat. I think it will work well but doesn't seem to be the most sturdy of items.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Decent item for the price...

        By BobBrown

        from Marysville, Ca.

        About Me Frequent User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace® Dryer Heat Diverter:

              I used this product to recycle the lost heat from my clothes dryer and put the hot air back into my home. I made an inline box to hold a hepa filter so as to remove all lint from the air. The vent temp coming back into the laundry room is 105 degrees F. While it isn't a huge volume of heat coming into the house, it is still better to capture it than to just throw it up and out the top of my home. If you do your laundry once a week and for several hours at a time, you will end up with a lot of moisture on the inside of your windows. But if you spread out your laundry loads throughout the week, no moisture is noticed. One thing to remember though is that this item is only intended to be used with electric dryers. Gas dryers produce CO. If you breath too much CO it can kill you, or make you really sick.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Dryer Heat Diverter

              By Craig

              from Reno, NV

              About Me Frequent User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Adjustable Settings
              • Energy Efficient
              • Quiet

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace® Dryer Heat Diverter:

                  Works as described. I had the unit shipped to my local Ace store which saved shipping costs.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  USE IN COLD AREAS

                  By PALADIN

                  from FLORIDA

                  About Me Occasional User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Adjustable Settings
                  • Energy Efficient
                  • Large Capacity
                  • Quiet

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace® Dryer Heat Diverter:

                      WHILE I COULD NOT USE THE PRODUCT DOWN HERE IN FLORIDA, IT IS TOO HOT. I WENT TO GO PICK IT UP AND IT WAS GOOD QUALITY GOOD LOOKING AND IF I HAD LIVED UP NORTH IN A COLD SNOW FALLING STATE IT WOULD BE PERFECT TO SAVE ON ENERGY NOT TO MENTION MAKE THE HOUSE SMELL REAL GOOD WITH SOFTNER SMELL FROM THE DRYING CLOTHES. I BOUGHT ON ACCIDENT THINKING IT WOULD INLINE FILTER LINT BUT IT DOES NOT WORK FOR THAT AS THE MESH IS ON THE OUTSIDE AND CANNOT BE MODIFIED AT ALL. HOPE THIS HELPS ALL YOU SHOPPERS OUT THERE. ENJOY : D

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      I love this thing

                      By Terry

                      from Colorado

                      About Me Frequent User

                      Pros

                      • Energy Efficient
                      • Simple To Install And Use

                      Cons

                      • Doesn't Catch All Lint

                      Best Uses

                      • Athletic Clothes
                      • Bedding
                      • Delicates
                      • Everyday Clothes
                      • Towels

                      Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace® Dryer Heat Diverter:

                      I've been using this Heat Diverter for about 10 years. My dryer is in the basement and I like keeping the heat from dryer in the house. I clean the screen every time that I clean the dryer lint trap and it still does blow some dust/lint into the room, but keeping the heat and humidity from the dryer in the house on cold winter days is worth the extra little bit of trouble. When spring and fall come around, you just flip the lever to either vent the dryer outside or inside.

                      (3 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      DO NOT USE WITH GAS DRYERS!!!

                      By Andy

                      from Atlanta, GA

                      About Me Occasional User

                      Pros

                      • Na

                      Cons

                      • Na

                      Best Uses

                      • Na

                      Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace® Dryer Heat Diverter:

                      If your plan is to use this with a gas dryer, please don't. Exhaust from the burned natural gas is vented through this would be similar to piping your car exhaust into your house.

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Works Well

                      By J.A.

                      from Dover. Arkansas

                      About Me Frequent User

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Energy Efficient
                      • Quiet

                      Cons

                      • Leaks some air

                      Best Uses

                      • All dryer use

                      Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace® Dryer Heat Diverter:

                      This diverts the warm, moist air from the dryer into the home. It works well in the winter to replace the moisture in the air. It is easy to clean the extra lint it catches. There is some escape of warm air but basically it works well. I could not find them in stores in the south and ordered on the internet. It was easily available in the northeast.

                      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      Works Well BUT...

                      By Lillian

                      from Houston, Texas

                      About Me Frequent User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Energy Efficient
                      • Quiet

                      Cons

                      • Shakes/Moves

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace® Dryer Heat Diverter:

                        I purchased one of these devices 10-15 years ago... The idea is great, however it has not improved in construction or design. It works but not very sturdy and not easily attached to wall.

                        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        3.0

                        Good and bad

                        By Ledlights

                        from SC

                        About Me Frequent User

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace® Dryer Heat Diverter:

                              I try to be energy efficient. But as another reviewer said, it is cheap built. The plastic clamps will not hold the hoses on. What is so bad, where the hose slides onto, it is tapered and has no ridge in which to hold the hose. Poor design. Also, the valve does not completly shut off air to outside, so you will not get 100% heat return to house, again, poor design. I will go back to what I used for years, a panty hose works much better.

                              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              This thing works well :)

                              By Brent

                              from Virginia

                              About Me Frequent User

                              Pros

                              • Easy to install
                              • Energy Efficient
                              • Improves efficiency
                              • Inexpensive

                              Cons

                              • Design could be better

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace® Dryer Heat Diverter:

                                I use this device to add supplimental heat to my house. It heated the entire downstairs of my 3000 sq ft house the other day while we were running the laundry. :) My heat pump cant even do that! LOL I really like this thing and I think it is a brilliant idea. Would recommend to anyone with a cold house.

                                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                You look forward to laundry!

                                By Claire

                                from Plainfield, IN

                                Verified Reviewer

                                Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace® Dryer Heat Diverter:

                                Once you've pumped warm, moist, dryer-sheet scented air into your home, you can't help but look forward to having a full load of laundry to warm your home. I own one of these and I've purchased two of them as presents for family and friends. We've found that they work best when a box fan is placed in front of them to direct the warm, moist air to circulate through the rest of the house. It makes being energy-efficient pleasant!

                                (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                1.0

                                Poor American Craftsmanship

                                By Robert

                                from Houston, TX

                                About Me Frequent User

                                Pros

                                • Will do t he job

                                Cons

                                • Lightweight construction
                                • Zip ties for clamps

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace® Dryer Heat Diverter:

                                  My 30 year old model got lost in the move to a new home so I purchased this replacement. The design of this new item is poor. The plastic box is OK but the diverter door lever is weak and will probably soon break off. The hose clamps consist of 2 thin nylon zip ties...a poor substitute for a real clamp. The screen bracket mount merely snaps onto the box and is not in a secure slide track like the old model. I am very disappointed. This item is going back for a refund.

                                  (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  2.0

                                  not great

                                  By Frank

                                  from Anchorage, alaska

                                  About Me Heavy Duty User

                                  Pros

                                  • Energy Efficient

                                  Cons

                                  • Only one way to install

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace® Dryer Heat Diverter:

                                    this product is fine i suppose to hang if your dryer is downstairs and cents out above it. Using it with a stackable washer/dryer however, it is upside down and is not designed to be mounted in any other way. I had wanted to use this product in the winter when it gets cold and our humidity is sitting around 20-28, but in my situation its a pain, i finally had to create my own bracket set in order to place it sideways on the wall, upside down and the small screen kept falling off.

                                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Why not keep the heat you are paying for

                                    By Denise

                                    from Muskego WI

                                    About Me Frequent User

                                    Pros

                                    • Energy Efficient

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace® Dryer Heat Diverter:

                                        I've had this in every home I've lived in. Helps save some heat during cold Wisconsin winters. Why not keep the heat you are paying for running the dryer! Easy to install - may need to retape/reclamp due to moisture making the tape come loose. Clean the screen after every load to keep lint down in the laundry area.

                                        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Very good product.

                                        By Brian

                                        from Cedar Rapids, Iowa

                                        About Me Heavy Duty User

                                        Pros

                                        • Energy Efficient
                                        • Quiet

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Athletic Clothes
                                          • Bedding
                                          • Everyday Clothes
                                          • Towels

                                          Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace® Dryer Heat Diverter:

                                          This item was on the dryer in a house I bought a few years back. I love the free heat and humidity it adds to my home in the colder months. The small screen needs cleaned between loads but its very quick and easy to do. I highly recomend this product for any cold weather climate.

                                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          4.0

                                          I've had one fifteen years and I like it

                                          By Elizabeth

                                          from Lafayette, Colorado

                                          About Me Heavy Duty User

                                          Pros

                                          • Energy Efficient
                                          • Quiet

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace® Dryer Heat Diverter:

                                              I live in Colorado where the humidity it returns to the house is appreciated. I only use my dryer in the winter months, hanging clothes outside in warm weather. I like using it, but it does put a small amount of lint dust into the laundry room. I looked it up online to be able to buy a new unit for the new house we are building.

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