A/C failed - clogged with clothes dryer lint
My house was built four years ago and yesterday, I had my third air conditioning compressor put in. The first two failed, apparently, because they kept getting clogged with the lint coming from my clothes dryer which vents outside very close to the air conditioning unit.
I am looking for suggestions for how I can avoid future problems. After the service technician advised me yesterday of the cause, I stuck a pair of pantyhose on the outside dryer vent to collect the fine lint so it isn't sucked into the a/c unit, but this is not a permanent solution. The vent already has a plastic grate cover, but the holes are about a square cm so dust easily passes through.
I would be grateful for any suggestions. Thanks in advance.