Are Bladeless Fans Easy To Clean? (and do they collect dust)
Bladeless fans are very easy to clean when compared to regular fans, however, they are more involved than many “experts” will lead you to believe if you want to clean them properly.
If you check most of the online articles, all you need to do is wipe the ring at the top of the fan to remove dust.
But that’s just part of the cleaning process that you should be following if you want your bladeless fan to work efficiently.
We asked our experts for the most effective way to clean a bladeless fan and this is what they advised.
How To Clean A Dyson Bladeless Fan
Cleaning a Dyson bladeless fan is a simple task that will take around 3 minutes to complete and should be done on a regular basis. And all you’ll need is a damp cloth and a vacuum cleaner.
- Unplug the fan
For reasons of safety, the bladeless fan should be disconnected from the power supply.
- Clean the ring
Using a damp (not wet) cloth gently wipe all around the ring of the bladeless fan.
- Clean the intake grill
All the way round the fan towards the bottom you will see a mesh grill. This is where the air enters the fan and it’s also where dust enters too. Use a vacuum cleaner with the hand brush attachment to remove any dust from the intake grill. Be sure to vacuum every grill all the way round the pedestal.
- Remove the cowl
The cowl is the whole of the ring assembly. To remove it just hold the base of the fan with one hand and use the other hand to turn the cowl anticlockwise. You will find it only turns a slight amount. The cowl will now lift off.
- Clean the fan’s blades
Once the cowl is removed you will see the blades of the fan. These are likely to become dusty and will need wiping with a damp (not wet) cloth. Take care to not allow any moisture to drip into the workings of the fan and don’t push too hard just give it a gentle wipe.
- Clean the interior of the cowl
Now that the cowl has been removed, you can clean the inside. This can be done with a damp cloth or you can vacuum the interior of the cowl if you want to using the same hand brush attachment as you used on the grill or the small rigid attachment if you’d sooner.
- Replace the cowl
Once you have removed all of the visible dust, replace the cowl onto the pedestal. Twist it with a slight turn clockwise to secure the cowl back into place.
A quick word of warning: The first time the bladeless fan is used after cleaning in this way will often result in any dust remaining to be forced out.
If you have any particular dust allergies, you might want to point the fan outside for a few minutes to allow any dust to dissipate.
Do Bladeless Fans Collect Dust?
All fans collect dust because the dust particles travel through the air and that same air enters the fan. On regular fans it accumulates on the blades of the fan. On bladeless fans, dust can accumulate on;
- The intake grill
- Interior of the ring
- Internal fan blades
As shown above, all of these places are easy to clean and the whole cleaning process from start to finish should take no longer than 5 minutes.
We hope this article not only answers the original question, are bladeless fans easy to clean? But also shows just how easy bladeless fans are to clean properly.
Frequently Asked Questions
To clean a bladeless fan you should use a damp cloth to remove any dust from the ring of the fan. Then use a vacuum with a brush attachment to remove dust from the intake grill. Before finally removing the cowl and cleaning the interior of the cowl and gently cleaning the fan blades using either a damp cloth or the vacuum with the brush attachment.
To ensure that your bladeless fan is in perfect working order it should be cleaned regularly. As part of the cleaning process the intake grill should be cleaned using a vacuum with a brush attachment.
All fans accumulate dust and bladeless fans are no exception. Especially around the intake grill which is situated around the body of the fan. This should be vacuumed using the brush attachment.
If you don’t dust your fan, it will be spreading dust, pollen or other particles every time the fan is on. These particles can cause allergic reactions like watery eyes, runny noses, sneezing and also trigger asthma attacks. Plus the accumulation of dust on a fan could cause the fan’s motor to become damaged.