How to Clean a Tower Fan
If you’ve ever tried to learn how to clean a tower fan, you know how many different types of fans there are.
The process for cleaning one fan well doesn’t always work for other fans. If you aren’t cleaning your fan the right way, you might be losing the chance to increase the lifespan and improve the performance of your fan.
Our guide will look at the cleaning process for different types of tower fans, and some tips for each one to help you out. The goal of this guide is to get you informed enough to clean your tower fan the right way.
You’ll be able to clean with quickly and easily, while not damaging any parts, and making sure that it’s put back together just right!
Let’s get into the guide!
Get It, Working, Like New!
Tower fans are more practical than most pedestal fans. They take less space and look significantly more stylish. The issue is that most people don’t know how to take apart and clean them.
Pedestal fans tend to be more powerful, and you have more control over the direction the air flows in – though this doesn’t mean that pedestal fans don’t get dirty – they do! They might even get dirtier than pedestal fans as they have more enclosures that can trap dirt.
In this section, we’re going to look at some of the major tower fan brands and types, how to clean them, and what you should look out for.
Here Are the Tools that You’Re Going to Need:
- A handheld vacuum cleaner that can vacuum small spaces
- Can of compressed air
- Dust brush
- Microfiber duster
- Wet wipes
- Cleaning cloths
- Dishwashing liquid
- Warm water
- Screwdriver (Philips if you can, otherwise, whatever matches the screws on your fan)
- WD-40 or lubricant for the fan bearings
- Flathead screwdriver
Get these tools or the nearest alternatives. Keep them nearby and ready.
Let’s get into how to clean a tower fan!
How to Clean a HoneyWall Tower Fan
There Are Two Ways to Clean a Honeywall Fan:
- A light clean – just the grill and the outer shell
- A deep clean – requires disassembly
If you’re going for a light clean, it’s really simple. All you need is a can of compressed air, a microfiber cloth and some cleaning fluid (dish soap will do).
Rub-down the exterior of the fan using the cloth doused in dish soap. Try to clean those hard to reach spots. Use the can of compressed air over the grill to loosen the dirt held in it.
Use the cloth the wipe away the remaining dirt and repeat this process for cleaning the pedestal and stand.
P.S. Follow this process if you want to know how to clean a HoneyWall QuietSet tower fan.
Giving Your HoneyWall Fan a Deep Clean
Here Are the Steps You Should Follow:
- Remove the grill by taking out the screws or remove the clips holding it in place
- Take off the blade cap – it’s usually a screw off
- Slide the blades off once the cap has been removed
- This will expose the nut that’s holding the rear grill in place
- Unscrew it and remove the rear grill
That covers how to take your HoneyWall fan apart.
To clean the parts, use a dry cloth to wipe away the dirt and use the compressed air when needed. Once this is done, do a final wipe through with a damp and slightly soapy cloth.
Let it dry and reverse the disassembly steps to put the fan back together.
How to Clean a Tower Fan: Lasko Fans
Lasko fans and heaters are pretty unique in that they have both intake and output vents. These both gather quite a bit of dirt over time and need to be cleaning thoroughly.
Here Is the Tools You’Ll Need:
- A vacuum brush
- One damp cloth and one dry cloth
- A can of compressed air
- A Phillips screwdriver
Start by removing the intake and output grills. This will give you better access to vacuum the filters.
You want to clean the intake vent first. Use the vacuum brush to loosen and remove the dirt in the intake grill. The dirt should come off pretty easily.
If it’s not, then use the damp cloth to wipe the individual rails to loosen the dirt up. Vacuum the remaining dirt.
Use the can of compressed air to blow into the front (output) grill. After you’ve done this, use the vacuum brush to remove the remaining dirt.
Repeat this process on both sides of the fan until all the dirt has been removed.
How to Clean a Vornado Tower Fan
The process here is pretty much identical to the previous “How to clean a tower fan” method. All you’re going to need is a can of compressed air, a wiping cloth, and a brush vacuum.
Use the compressed air to blow into the front angled and side inlet grills, then brush vacuum away any dirt that you can.
Once you’ve done this, wipe away any dirt that’s stuck with a damp cloth. Make sure you don’t use any cleaning liquids or solvents.
You’ll need to take the grills off if you want to clean the blades of the fan. All you have to do is remove the screws that are holding the grills in place, and remove the plastic clips (if there are any).
Wipe the fan blades with a damp cloth and let them completely dry before putting them back.
How to Clean a Bionaire Tower Fan
Here Are the Steps You Need to Follow to Give Your Bionaire Fan a Deep Clean.
- Remove the screws that are holding the grill in place
- Slide the grill off
- Remove the screws holding the fan motor
- Use compressed air and a brush vacuum to clean the motor (be sure not to get any liquid inside the motor)
- Use the brush vacuum to clean the grills
- Wipe away any remaining dirt on the grills with a damp cloth
- Leave the grills to dry as you wipe down the rest of the fan body
- Once everything is dry, put it all back together, making sure that the screws holding the motor are tight
These steps will also work if you want to know how to clean dust from a floor tower fan.
How to Clean a Holmes Tower Fan
Some of these fans don’t have a removable grill, so you’ll need to check for screws. If you find them, then your grill is okay to take off.
If the screws are difficult to reach or hidden the grill wasn’t designed to be removed. To clean the outside of the fan and the grills, simply use a can of compressed air and the brush attachments for your vacuum.
First, blow the compressed air in quick bursts, and then use the brush vacuum to pick up all the dirt.
If you want to deep clean, remove the grills first. Repeat the “blowing – brushing – vacuuming” steps until all the dirt on the blades and inside of the fan are gone. Wipe everything down with a slightly damp cloth if you need to.
How to Clean a Seville Classics Tower Fan
This fan is unique in that it can’t be disassembled. You’ll only be able to clean the grills from the outside. Avoid using any kind of liquids or solvents.
Use a vacuum brush and compressed air (same process as all the other methods in this guide) to clean the grills and the exterior of the fan.
How to Clean a Mini Tower Fan
For cleaning mini-tower fans, all your steps will be the same. Remove the grills, use a brush vacuum, wipe away the dirt, and use a can of compressed air.
Luckily, these fans are quick and easy to clean. Make sure you don’t misplace the screws.
Taking a mini-tower fan apart can be a little challenging since everything is scaled down.
You won’t come into any issues that haven’t already been covered in our guide.
Now that you know how to clean a tower fan and its different variations across the different brands – you’re ready to put it into practice.
Get the tools you need and get some practice.
Soon you’ll be able to clean it in your sleep. The process might be a little slow at first, but you’ll get the hang of it soon enough.
Knowing how to clean tower fans the right way will let you get better value for money and better performance from your fan!