With the help of misting fans, working comfortably and enjoying the outdoors during summer becomes possible. A misting fan is a multi-purpose cooling system. It can be used outdoors and indoors. It can deflect insects, dust, and unpleasant odors to provide optimum summer relief.
However, when your misting fan fails to work in the middle of a hot summer day, it becomes an additional hassle. In solving misting fan’s problems, it is important to know the causes. The low quality of the product may be the cause of the malfunction. But if you purchased a topnotch misting fan, your usage, maintenance, and storage ways may be the reasons. To help you prepare for misting fan problems, you should be familiar to the most common ones. These are:
- Uneven or insufficient mist
Before you look for damages, make sure the water supply is enough. Inadequate water supply may prompt the nozzles of misting fans to give out little to no mist at all. The nozzle reduces water from the reservoir into droplets. The water droplets, which will turn as fine mist supposedly, will be distributed by the fan. Fill the reservoir with enough water or attach the water hose properly to guarantee sufficient misting.
Several factors may cause this problem. One factor is the clogged or damaged nozzle of misting fans. Mineral buildup and calcification commonly clog the nozzle of a misting fan. Dust accumulation can also cause unsatisfactory mist. A damaged nozzle is attributed to large water droplets as well.
To avoid these, you should clean the nozzle regularly. To clean the nozzle, turn the misting fan off and unplug it. Detach the nozzle then soak it in vinegar. Wash it using water afterwards. Let the piece dry for a few minutes before attaching it back to the misting fan. But when the damage is severe, nozzle replacement is the final resort.
- Filthy mist
Mist is the soothing factor of a misting fan. However, it can turn out to be an annoyance when the mist is so filthy. The dust that clogged the nozzles may also be the one polluting the mist. However, the dust that piled up in the fan blades or grills can be blamed for dirty mist as well. If you misting fan’s grills are made from metals, it may rust and as a result, the mist gets polluted.
To control these problems, clean the nozzles, fan blades, and grill on a regular basis. Before and after you use your misting fan, make sure the grills are dry. Misting fans are likely to gain dust and rust during the storage period. You can use a fan cover to keep dust and rust away from your cooling system when you store it.
Leaks in your misting fan’s reservoir lead to more problems. If these leaks go unnoticed, your water consumption can also increase. A do-it-yourself repair is not an option, urging you to call for a repairman. Aside from the service fee, you will face replacement costs as well.
Buying a high quality misting fan can ensure a more durable reservoir. But when the reservoir is broken, the delivery can be put to blame. In this case, take advantage of the warranty that comes along with high quality products.
- Faulty control
The adjustable settings of a misting fan enable you to use it indoors and outdoors. You can modify the mist settings into dry settings to use it while you are inside the house or office. The mist setting is for outdoor use. But when these settings don’t work properly, you have to rely upon a repairman. This is because the inner structures of the misting fan usually trigger faulty control. These structures are complex. If you decide to repair it on your own, you will probably end up causing more problems.
There are other misting fan’s problems out there. Insufficient and filthy mist, leaks, and faulty control are just the common ones. To ensure a durable and efficient cooling system, you should only select top-class misting fans. Observe proper usage and maintenance as well.