Ways to Maintain Your Outdoor Misting Fan

Proper care and maintenance are two important things that you should remember to prolong and improve the life of your appliances, electronic devices, furniture and anything that you want to last. Furthermore, proper care and maintenance may enhance the function and usefulness of the electronic devices and appliances that you own.

After purchasing appliances, the responsibility in taking care of the things that you have purchased, is transferred to you. Hence, you have the option to take care of it as you use it, or to just leave it unattended and unkempt, after using it. Well, if you love your things and value the money that you have used to purchase it, you’ll always think of ways to take care of it. For instance, after purchasing a misting fan, you may want to think of a ways that help you maintain the fan to keep it running for a long time.

A misting fan is easy to maintain. What is important here is that before you start using it you read its manual and understand the instructions. This way you will be able to familiarize yourself with the “what to do” or the “what not to do” with the unit. The manual can give you the details and guidelines on how to operate the fan and how to take care of the unit to ensure its longevity.

Before using the fan, you should check if the socket where you will plug the fan is in good condition. Select the speed of the misting fan that will satisfy your needs. If the lower speed of your fan can give you what you need to be cool, then it is good to use it instead of using the higher or faster speed. This can help you to save electric consumption and increase the longevity of the fan. If practical, unplug the misting fans to save energy and money. You have to bear in mind that even if the appliance is not turned “on”, there is still power consumption, hence; we save energy on all appliances and electric devices if we unplug them when not in use.

Regular maintenance of the misting fan would include cleaning off the fan blades regularly to insure the proper balance of the blades and enhance its function. If your fan is UL rated for outdoor use, you should be able to simply hose the blades off with your garden hose, but be sure to follow your fan’s instructions for proper care and safety instructions.



The other important maintenance procedure for all misting fans is to make sure the mist nozzles are clean and working properly. If any nozzles are clogged or not misting correctly, you can first try to soak the nozzles in white vinegar of a CLR type cleaner for about 10 to 15 minutes, then rinse thoroughly (it also helps if you can put them in a closed container that allows you to shake them for a minute while soaking). By doing this you will break up and dissolve any calcium deposits that may be clogging your nozzles. If this does not work then replace the nozzles that are not working.


It is also recommended for you to know your fan’s warranty information. This way you will know what is covered and what is not. It will also tell you what you should and should not do in order not to void the warranty. This is important because if your fan needs to be repaired, the warranty will save you the burden of paying for the repair of your fan. It is also important for you to check the period covered by the warranty. Most warranties are for 1 year or less but some premium misting fans have up to a 3 year warranty. As they say, “you get what you pay for”.

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