Do you have a tower fan that is caked with dust? Is it a nightmare for you to take apart and clean every single time?
Keeping your tower fan nice and clean will make you feel so much better, and allow better air circulation. However, it often looks complicated due to all the parts. I know how it is, which is why I wrote this guide in order to help you learn how to clean a tower fan in five simple steps!
Why Clean A Tower Fan?
For starters, it will allow better air circulation. We use tower fans around our home when we don’t want to crank up the A/C, which saves us some money. I love saving money, and I’m sure you do as well. But, a tower fan is like any other appliance, it needs to be maintained. Cleaning a tower fan allows your fan to work at peak performance, and you’ll be able to keep it around for much longer without replacing it. it’s not that hard either, it just requires a few tools and a few minutes of your time.
What You Need To Clean A Tower Fan
There are a few things you must need to begin, and they are as follows:
- Eyewear (optional)
- Mask to wear(optional)
- Philips head screwdriver (optional)
- Small bowl (optional)
- Can of compressed air
- Cleaning brush
Some of these are optional because you can do this either by taking it apart, or by using a simple can of compressed air. If you’re not savvy with taking things apart and putting them back together, then it’s advised you don’t get the rest of the optional materials. If you have eyes that are sensitive to compressed air, or are worried about breathing in the compressed air, do get yourself some protective gear before you begin with this.
Step one: Prepare yourself
Before you begin with removing the fan, it’s best to prepare yourself and the area you’ll be using. What that means is you should take the tower fan and put it on a clean surface. It should be unplugged, and away from anything that could potentially damage the fan itself. If there is a lot of dirt to clean off, it’s advised to have a garbage bag or a surface to catch of the debris as it comes off
Once that is finished, you should put on whatever eyewear and masks that you need. If you’re sensitive to dust and debris, this is encouraged, especially if there is a lot of dust.
Step 2: Take the panel off
This step involves you taking the tower fan you have and removing the panel in the back. This is held together by screws, so you should grab your screwdriver and start to unscrew them in a counterclockwise fashion. For each screw, put them in a small container so you don’t lose them. you should as well put the panel to the side near it so it doesn’t get misplaced.
Some tower fans don’t have this panel, so if it doesn’t, you simply skip to the next step and ignore this.
Step 3: Switch on the can of compressed air
Next, take your can of compressed air and start to shake it well for at least half a minute.
You should make sure as well that it doesn’t have pressure exuded on it while you shake. Sometimes, if you do that, it ends up releasing some of the air, which is a waste.
Step 4: Clean the Tower
Next, you should take the can of air and start to angle the tip of it towards the panels. You should go straight for the flat panels first and get those. Simply press down on the button and start to blow it off.
Once you do that, you should then go for the visible crevices your fan has. You should begin from the top of the fan all the way to the bottom in order to get a thorough cleaning of the fan. If any debris or dust comes off, make sure to clean it up and set it to the side as you go along.
Finally, take your fan and turn it the opposite of where it was facing before. If you see that your fan is dirty, take the brush that you have and start to scrub off the rest of the dirt and dust on the fan. If you need to, use a cloth to capture any debris that you brush off, especially if there is a lot.
Step 5: Put the panel back on
Once this is finished, you should then grab the panel and put it back on where you took it off. Make sure that you put the fan back in the direction it was originally, or else it might not screw on correctly. Once that’s done, take one screw at a time and start turning them back in, making sure they’re tight. Once you’re finished with that, put the fan back in the place where it sat, and then turn it back on. Voila, you have a clean fan that will blow quality air!
Did you enjoy the tutorial?
Cleaning a tower fan is very important. It keeps it nice and clean so that you can have high-quality air circulating the room, so you’ll be breathing in higher-quality air. It’s also very simple to do, and as you’ve read here, knowing how to clean a tower fan can be done in as simple as five steps, but it lasts a very long time.
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Thank you for reading, and have a good time cleaning your tower fans!