If you have an electric clothes dryer (NOT gas!!!) you can vent it inside your home during the winter. The moist warm air will improve comfort and reduce your heating bill.
There are many suggestions online. They range from routing the dryer vent to a bucket filled with a couple inches of water to catch the lint to tying panty-hose to the end of the dryer vent.
No matter what solution you choose, just be prudent and clean your setup often enough to prevent dangerous amounts of lint build-up (just like you already do for your dryer’s lint screen). ALSO, note that this will work best in geographic locations that have cold dry winters. If you live in a humid area, then you could potentially add too much moisture to the air and end up with condensation problems that could lead to rot or mold. Since this tip is extremely cheap to try out, give it a go. If you find condensation building up (water droplets on your windows or pipes), then you know this tip isn’t for your home.
This post was submitted by Joe Kissell.