How To Clean A Bladeless Fan

What is a bladeless fan

All fans have two main components: A frame or housing and some type of fan element. The fan element is what creates the actual air movement. There are many different types of fan elements including (but not limited to): Blades, vanes, propellers, turbines, scroll devices and so on. All fans need to be mechanically driven in some way. This could be done directly by hand (as is the case with a manual fan), or indirectly (as is the case with most electrical fans). 

Bladeless fans are fans that have blades, as in the name. They use a motor-driven turbine (small bladed fan) in the base of the unit to pull air through the unit and blow out slots all around the hoop of the fan.

How to clean a bladeless fan

There are many different ways you can clean a bladeless fan. The first thing you should do is unplug the fan from the electrical outlet. 

A bladeless fan is a type of fan that doesn’t have any blades as the traditional fan does. In order to clean your bladeless fan, you should use a vacuum cleaner or a feather duster and some cleaning fluid or water.

Cleaning the blades on your traditional ceiling fan is not difficult and you can do it with just a few minutes of your time every month or two. But what about those bladeless fans? Cleaning them is sometimes not as easy as you think because there are no blades for you to push dust and debris around in order to remove it from the device.

Vacuum cleaners and feather dusters are great tools for cleaning these fans since they can get into all of the tiny spaces that are usually difficult to reach with just your hands. I also have an Opolar air blower for blowing out dust from the slots, though you can buy some compressed air cans or similar. They are great for getting dust out of smaller gaps.

Next, fill a bucket with water and add a few drops of dish soap. Next, take a damp cloth and start wiping down the outer surface of the fan to clean any dirt, dust or debris. You can use antibacterial wipes or other multi-surface cleaners if you wish, but I prefer water with dish soap.

Drip the outer surface and you’re done. If you have a bladeless fan with a HEPA filter you will need to clean this as per the manufacturer’s instructions.

The importance of cleaning a bladeless fan

The importance of cleaning a bladeless fan cannot be overstated. You will be surprised at how dirty it gets and how much dust is collected in the gaps on the surface. This dust then settles all over your home causing harm to your health. Most of these bladeless fans need cleaning after every few months.

You should do this even if the fan has a HEPA filter because dirt will still get through the filter if it is clogged with dust and debris. Cleaning the fan is very easy and takes only a few minutes each month or two. But, it is also important to understand that there are some things that are impossible to remove with just cleaning.

Things like the dirt, dust or pollen that is stuck to the insides of any gaps for example on the front of the device. This is where using a good quality air purifier comes into play.

Using an air purifier with a bladeless fan

Using an air purifier with a bladeless fan is simple. Just put the fan in front of any output from the air purifier unit and turn it on. The fan will draw air as normal that has been output through the filter and out into the room. 

Or, you could go for a modern bladeless fan with a HEPA filter. This will remove nearly all of the allergens from the air and is particularly good if you suffer from things such as hay fever and other potential allergies.

How to maintain a bladeless fan

How to maintain a bladeless fan? If you want to maintain it for a long time, you need to be careful and clean it regularly. 

You can use a damp cloth or a small amount of water with a few drops of dish soap. Just wipe down the outer surface and let it dry. That’s it. This is a very important part of owning a bladeless, or even traditional, fan and it is easy to forget. Dust and dirt build-up on the fan over time and this causes decreased performance. Bladeless fans have a tendency to get really dirty and this decreases their efficiency.


Hopefully, after reading this article you will now be more aware of the importance of cleaning your bladeless fan. 

Remember that a dirty fan will not only cause poor performance but also increases your electricity bill. So it is important to clean your fan regularly. Also, a dirty fan will blow out more dust and allergens than a clean fan, so it is important to keep clean.

Lastly, a cleaned fan will last for much longer than a dirty filled fan – so longevity and performance is key.

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