How To Clean A Tower Fan
Tower fans may be ideal for small spaces, but for what they lack in surface area, they make up in height. This means that, although the tower fan may seem compact in your home, it will still be collecting a lot of dust and debris as the weeks go by. This article will provide you with a simple step-by-step guide regarding easy ways to clean your tower fan.
Why Should I Clean My Tower Fan?
Before we begin, it’s important to understand exactly why your tower fan needs a routine clean. The two main reasons are:
- To save you money
- To increase the quality of air
Firstly, let’s explain how cleaning your tower fan will save you some money…
If you own a tower fan, then it’s likely to be due to the fact that getting an A/C unit for the room was too much of an investment. An oscillating fan or box fan was the next best thing, acting like a happy – and cheaper – way of getting cool air in the house. This is all fine and well if you clean your tower fan, but if you don’t, then it’s likely to become damaged and stop performing as well as it used to. This will lead to either costly repairs or costly replacements. No one wants that.
Next up, cleaning your tower fan will increase the quality of air in your home…
Tower fans work like an air purifier, generating cool and clean air to ensure you’re living in a safe environment. If the filter gets dirty and never gets cleaned, however, the air will become ‘murky’ and completely go against the main goal of the tower fan.
Equipment Needed To Clean A Tower Fan
Now that you know why it is so important to clean your tower fan, it’s time to get to work. Before we unleash the step-by-step cleaning routine, use the checklist below to ensure you have all of the right equipment:
- Vacuum cleaner
- Protective eyewear and mask (recommended)
- Can of compressed air
- Cleaning brush
How To Clean A Tower Fan
With your army of (very few) pieces of equipment at the ready, it’s time to get cleaning! Follow these simple five steps to ensure tower fan cleanliness time and time again.
Step One: Prep The Fan & Equipment
Unplug your tower fan and bring it into an open space, preferably somewhere that allows you to walk around the whole fan without any issues. If you’ve chosen to wear a protective mask and eyewear, pop this on before you continue with the next steps. This protective equipment will help to ensure that you don’t come into contact with any dust (which can be a huge problem if you suffer from allergies!).
Step Two: Use Your Can Of Compressed Air
If your tower fan has panelling, remove this before proceeding. Not all tower fans will have removable panelling but it’s always important to check.
Shake up your can of compressed air and blast away any obvious signs of dust sitting on the tower fan. To prevent dust clinging onto a different part of the fan, work from top to bottom.
Once there is no more dust in sight, begin spraying the crevices and other hard to reach places to ensure that every inch of the fan is dust-free.
Step Three: Use The Brush For A Once-Over
It may seem like the compressed air worked a treat, but it’s always best to pick up your brush and give the tower fan a once-over with the same ‘top to bottom’ rule. Gentle strokes with the brush will be enough to keep any debris away.
If you can’t access the fiddly nooks with your cleaning brush, then a dusting cloth will be your best friend here!
Step Four: The Vacuum Cleaner
Once you’re happy with your efforts, it’s time to clean up the surrounding area. The last thing you want is the dust from your tower fan to sit around on the floor or other items of furniture! A simple vacuum cleaning job will do the trick here – just use your vacuum cleaner as you would usually, particularly focusing on the area you’ve been cleaning in.
Step Five: Put Panelling Back On & Move The Fan
When everything is sparkling clean, put the panelling back on the fan (if applicable) and move it back into its original position. To double-check that you’ve cleaned it properly, simply plug the fan in and turn it on. Examine closely to see if any dust starts flying around. If the air is clear, then congratulations, the job was a success! If there still seems to be dust, then it’s time to repeat these steps again.
Enjoy The Power Of A Clean Tower Fan
So, there you have it. Five incredibly simple yet effective tips that will clean your tower fan, save you money and improve the air quality in your room. Happy cleaning!