Ah, the fan. A useful piece of machinery, especially in hot days. It gives us fresh air at the touch of a button and provides the best air circulation. These fans are versatile in that they can be used at home or in the office and honestly don’t we all need a little fan? It is the perfect companion. The Honeywell Company is a beast when it comes to the creation of fans. They come in different forms such as the tower fan, circulation fan, and the stand fan. If your fan is not functioning properly, you might consider cleaning it. Read on to find how to clean Honeywell fan.
These fans serve us so faithfully bringing us air circulation, and it’s only fair that we show them some degree of gratitude. Come to think of it, have you ever looked at your fan and seen just how dirty it is. Well as a thank you for its services you have to clean it, and I am here to help. This is how to clean a Honeywell fan.
Things You Will Need:
- A screwdriver
- Compressed air cans
- Vacuum cleaner
- Cleaning cloth
- Dishwashing liquid
How to clean without disassembling
Start by unplugging the fan. Use a mask to protect yourself from dust. Take the fan to a ventilated room or outside. Use a brush to scrub where the dust is accumulated on the grill to break it up then use a can of compressed air to spray to remove any excess dust.
For the stand, dip a cleaning cloth in water with detergent and wipe it from up to down. Let dry then return the fan inside, ready for use.
Cleaning a disassembled fan
This deals with stand fans and circulation fans. Start by unplugging the fan.
- Use a vacuum cleaner to remove the dust from the outside of the fan
- Use a pipe cleaner to remove the dust from between the fan grills.
- Remove the blade cap using a screwdriver, usually a Philips screwdriver.
- Unscrew the front grille first and lay it aside then remove the back grille. Some fans come with clips instead of screws so unclip the front and back grilles.
- Start by dusting the separate fan parts to remove any loose dust on the surface.
- Dip the non-electric parts in water with mild detergent and use a brush to clean them. Wipe them down with a dry cloth and leave to dry.
- Reassemble the parts.
- If the fan has a stand, use a cloth dipped in water and detergent and wipe the stand.
How to Clean a Honeywell Tower Fan
Unlike most fans, the tower fan comes with air filters. These make them harder to clean, unlike the stand fan. Cleaning it assures better performance and longevity. Cleaning equipment will be the same as that used to clean any other fan.
- Start by unplugging the fan and taking it to a clean surface. Wear a mask, especially if there is going to be a lot of dust. Also, have a garbage bag handy to catch the dust.
- Disassemble the fan parts. Remove the blade cap and unscrew the grilles putting them aside and remove the blade.
- Using a vacuum cleaner, vacuum the outside of the fan to remove excess dust.
- Remove the panel at the back. Use a screwdriver and unscrew in a counterclockwise direction. Put the screws in a safe place so that you don’t lose even one of them.
- Using a can of compressed air, start by blowing air at the flat panels and then move on to the crevices in the fan. Start from the top of the fan to the bottom so that the dust falls on the part that you have not cleaned.
- Remove the air filter and use a vacuum to remove fixed dirt before putting it back.
- Use a clean cloth dipped in water with mild detergent and wipe the outside of the fan.
Reassemble the fan
How to Clean the Honeywell Twin Window Fan
Window fans sit in the window to assist in air circulation. They suck in dirt which after time turns into grime and here is to clean them.
- Unplug and remove the fan from the window. Set it on a clean work surface, protected by plastic.
- Unscrew the grill from the back of the fan.
- Remove any dirt like lint, hair.
- Dip a sponge in warm water that has mild detergent in it. Use the sponge to wipe the inside and outside of the fan, including the fan parts.
- Use a brush to scrub inside the holes of the grill gates. Use either a toothbrush or pipe cleaning brush for better results.
- Wipe the fan again to remove any residue.
Reassemble the fan and return it to the window.
Safety Precautions When Cleaning Fans
Never submerge the motor in water or allowing water droplets from getting on the motor as this might burn the motor once the fan is switched.
- Use a mask when cleaning. Eye mask and nose mask are recommended to keep any dirt and dust away from your nose and eyes. Eye mask is optional.
- Use the correct method of washing for every fan. Follow the manual if you’re not sure how a specific fan should be cleaned.
- Keep the screws holding the fan together safely, preferably in a container so that you do not lose them.
- Clean the fan in a well-ventilated room or outside.
If a fan requires more cleaning, take it to a professional.
So there you go, that is how you can pamper your fan. A clean fan blows clean air free from dust with a fresh smell. A clean fan also functions well and lasts longer since the dust won’t be interfering. A clean, well-functioning fan is the perfect companion especially during those harsh summer days, and it is a wise decision to secure one for yourself today.