Ah, spring. Beautiful flowers, clear skies, and what seems like 3 solid days of perfect weather before things turn unbearably hot. You can’t wait to get your Maxx Air fan running again. (And if you don’t have one yet, be sure to check out our catalog to find one that’s right for you!) Take a moment to follow through these tips to get the most out of your Maxx Air in spring and summer.
SAFELY STORE PORTABLE FANS
Let’s be real – you probably don’t need a portable fan 24/7, 365 days a week (unless you just absolutely need some high velocity white noise at night!). Fall and winter gives many Maxx Air fans some vacation time, tucked away until it warms up again.
Floor and drum fans should always be stored in a dry area indoors, and we recommend using a cover during the off season to protect against dust and debris buildup. Not only is it unsightly, but unchecked dust can reduce your fan’s performance, setting your blades off balance and clogging motors that may fail well before their expected lifespan as a result.
REGULARLY CLEAN YOUR FANS
So what if you didn’t use a dust cover, or you have a permanently installed fan? It’s time to put in a little elbow grease. For cleaning information about your particular Maxx Air model, always consult the instruction manual included with your purchase. The vast majority of our fans are cleaned the same way, disconnecting the fan from the power supply, wiping with a soft damp cloth, and finishing with a pass of a dry cloth. Be sure not to use any harsh cleaning solutions, and take care to install all parts as they were previously if you need to clean the inside of the fan housing. That’s it!
Cleaning your fan ensures your unit remains at top efficiency. Even permanently installed residential and industrial fans (like an exhaust fan, bath fan, or whole house fan) can benefit from a deep clean when they need it, allowing the shutters to open more freely or the intake grille to pull in more air, keeping the motor clear of dirt which could shorten it’s life, and ensuring all belts, bearings, and pulleys can operate without extra resistance.
CREATE A ROUTINE MAINTENANCE PLAN
No matter the type, your fan needs checkups to keep it running at top performance. Put a plan in place to regularly inspect your fan from top to bottom, being careful to note any damage to components such as the power cord, blade assembly, motor, or grilles.
If you spot any damage at any time, discontinue your fan’s use and contact us for help, or visit our replacement parts section online! Chances are, we’ve got just the part you need to get up and running quick.