If you live in an environment where you use floor fans, you may have noticed the blades of the fans can get very dusty. Depending on how many windows you have and how dusty your room is…floor fans can get dusty enough to actually hamper their operation. Fans which are extremely dusty can even get hot…which almost completely negates the purpose of using fans to a cool a room. This coupled with less efficiency and noise, makes quickly cleaning your floor fans a priority.
Fortunately, there is an easy solution for this problem. Common air dusters which are sold at electronics store around the country are great for cleaning these fans. I just unplug my fans and then bring them outside by the garage. Then I make sure to air dust the fans to get all the dust out of the electronics and off the grates and blades. This makes the fans less noisy, they generate less heat and they also aren’t just moving dust around.
Where does all this dust come from anyway?
Even though much dust comes from when we track in air from the outside into our work/living spaces…most dust actually comes from our own bodies! That’s right. Human beings and their pets generate a tremendous amount of dust through the shedding of dead skin cells. This dust is actually very fine and it is dangerous to electronics and can make you feel tired if you inhale it all the time.
Another recommendation would be to have your computer devices off the ground. Many people put their desktop computers on the ground but this is a bad idea…regardless of what kind of flooring you have. If you have carpet, it is definitely the worst, but hard-wood floors are bad for a computer as well. Dust loves getting sucked into the fans of desktop computers which are on the ground. So a quick tip would be to get a flat screen monitor and put your computer on a stable desk.
I hope this was a fun Tuesday tip!