Is your Lasko fan getting a little dusty? Your fans might not be the first thing you think about when you pick up a cleaning rag, but regular cleaning can help them run properly to help ventilate your room and keep you cool. Dust, pet hair, and other debris can clog the intake vents and clump on the blades.
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Considerations for Cleaning Lasko Fans
Lasko sells several types of fans, including tower, box, table, window, pedestal, and wall-mounted fans. Check the manual that comes with the fan for specific warnings and maintenance tasks. You can also find the manuals online.
Lasko recommends that you never disassemble or open a fan once it's assembled. The safety features are designed to work when the fan stays closed, so all cleaning should take place with the fan fully assembled. Opening your Lasko fan may void the warranty, so it's not worth taking your fan apart if it's still under warranty.
The company recommends cleaning your fans once or twice a month. Regular cleaning can help them operate safely and last longer.
How to Clean a Lasko Fan
Step 1: Unplug the Fan
Disconnect the fan from the power source whenever you clean it or do other maintenance tasks. This can reduce the risk of electrical shock and prevent the fan from turning on accidentally while you're cleaning.
Step 2: Identify Vents
If you have a tower fan, look for the intake and exhaust vents. The intake vents are on the back and are where the fan pulls air into it. The exhaust vents are on the front of the unit where the air blows out. You'll want to clean both.
Step 3: Vacuum the Dirt
Vacuum the back intake vents first on a tower fan using the brush attachment on your vacuum. Move to the front exhaust vents and vacuum again. Work from the top to the bottom in case dust falls from the fan. For other fan styles with visible blades, use the vacuum to suck the dirt off the front and back grilles.
Step 4: Use Compressed Air
Grab a can of compressed air if the fan still seems dirty. On a tower fan, use short bursts of compressed air going into the exhaust vents on the front of the fan. Then, suck the dirt that it dislodges out of the back intake vents with your vacuum. Repeat as necessary to get rid of the dust. On other fan types, you can use the compressed air to remove visible dust on the blades or other parts of the fan.
Step 5: Wipe Down the Exterior
Save the exterior for last since the dust you remove from inside the fan can get on the outside. Use a soft cloth to wipe the exterior surfaces from top to bottom. Avoid using any harsh cleaners, which can damage the fan. If you use a damp cloth, squeeze out as much water as possible so it doesn't drip into the fan motor.