How To Clean A Honeywell Fan

To clean a Honeywell fan, unplug your fan and remove any dust you see with a vacuum cleaner. Next, disassemble your fan and wipe down each part with soapy water. Lastly, use clean water to wipe it down again and let it dry for ten minutes. 

It is common for Honeywell fans to collect dust after being used for a certain period of time. There are several reasons why a fan will get dusty. First, it could be because of the number of people living in your home or apartment. 

Other causes include having pets, the season of the year, and the setting you have active when using your fan. 

If you don’t clean them when necessary, dusty fans put your health at risk and have an unpleasant smell. The cleaning instructions come with your purchase inside the box, but most people lose them after a while. 

If that is you and you want to learn how to clean a Honeywell fan properly, you are headed in the right direction by visiting this page. 

After reading this guide, your Honeywell fan will always function optimally, and you can use it for a few years until it needs to be replaced.

 Please put it in your calendar to clean it at least once a month. It will not take up a lot of your time. 

Types of Honeywell Fans

Before getting into the instructional section, you must know that three types of fans are the most common. 

Pedestal fans 

Honeywell released these for sale in 2005, and they are very popular. This fan will last for five years or more if you maintain it well. If you look on Amazon or any other eCommerce site that sells them, you will see primarily 5-star reviews across the board. 

The price point ranges anywhere from $40 to $100, which is affordable for this premium-level fan. 

Table Fan 

Honeywell table fans are more petite and barely make noise when turned on. They are the most affordable and do a significant job cooling you down on a hot day. The price point is anywhere from $20 to $40, so it won’t burn a hole in your wallet. 

Tower Fan 

Anyone buying a Honeywell fan for the first time will find the tower fan to be a great choice. It is priced anywhere from $40 to $80, depending on the quality and top speed. 

The Best Method to Clean a Honeywell Fan

Let’s take a look at what you’ll need to get started and dive right into the step-by-step method.

What You’ll Need 

  • Philips Screwdriver: Most homeowners have this tool around because it is helpful for many projects. A store like Home Depot sells them affordably for $12 to $15.
  • Compressed Air Cans
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Microfiber cloth or regular towel
  • Pipe cleaner 
  • Dishwasher powder

Instructions on Cleaning A Honeywell Tower Fan

  1. Remove the tower fan’s plug from your wall socket to avoid getting electrified. 
  1. Use your vacuum or a blower to extract dust particles from the exterior surface of the fan and the grill that gives you access to the interior.
  1. Utilize a pipe cleaner to reach the middle of the fans’ grilles to clear up difficult-to-reach dust. 
  1. Take the fan grille apart to get access to the inside of the tower fan. 
  1. Inspect the front fan grille and see how it connects to the rear fan grille to do this the right way. In most cases, plastic clips keep them attached to each other. 
  1. If your grilles are attached with plastic clips, no tools are needed, but you will need your screwdriver if they depend on screws. 
  1. Undo the clips or the screws, which depend on the model of the tower fan. The fan will come off quickly after this is done. 
  1. Mix detergent soap and warm water in a bowl to get started before getting your microfiber towel. 
  1. Dip the towel into the bowl with warm water and start wiping down every single part of the fan that needs attention. 
  1. Wait until each piece of the tower fan is dry before you put it back together. 

How to Clean A Honeywell Table Fan or Pedestal

Both pedestal and table fans are similar, so the cleaning process will have the same steps. The only way they differ is that they have different heights. The shorter model is the table fan since they usually go on a table near your bed or desk. 

You can choose between two guides to clean both of these Honeywell fans. 

  • One guide teaches you how to clean your fan without taking it apart. 
  • The other method shows you how to clean your fan by disassembling it. 

The one you follow depends on how much time you have and how thoroughly you need to clean your unit.

Cleaning Your Fan Without Disassembling It

If you follow the instructions for this guide, make sure to do it at least twice per week. All you need to spare for cleaning your fan is approximately 10 minutes. The steps are simple enough for anyone to follow without any confusion.

What You’ll Need

  • Compressed air can with nozzle
  • Toothbrush with soft bristles
  • Clean towel
  • Warm soapy water (use laundry detergent or dishwasher soap)


  1. Choose an open space as a location to clean your table fan so nothing will get in your way. 
  1. Get all the cleaning materials you need in one place. 
  1. Grab your compressed air can and point the spray nozzle at the fan blades, the grill, and the exterior areas that accumulated dust particles on their surface. 
  1. Take a brush and scrub down the grills from back to front before utilizing your compressed air can again. 
  1. Bring out a clean towel to wipe the stand and external area of the fan. Don’t clean with any liquids other than warm water or a dishwasher soap/water combination.

Cleaning the Pedestal or Table Fan After Taking it Apart 


You can use this method less often. I would say not more than once per month to be safe so your table fan can get some fresh air breezing through it. 

What You’ll Need

  • Philips Screwdriver
  • Dry towel 
  • Bowl or container
  • Soapy water using laundry detergent (Make sure it is not steaming hot)
  • Brush


  1. Detach the front grille by removing the six screws hidden along the back of the fan. These could be torx, Philips screws, or clips (refer to your user manual). 
  1. Once the screws or clips are out, the grille should pop off. 
  1. Unscrew the blade cap.
  1. Take the blade out and place it in a safe spot. 
  1. Clean the dust by wiping it down with a dry towel and vacuuming out all the dust bunnies. 
  1. Now, prepare to mix a bowl with tepid water and soap together. 
  1. Dip each part of the fan individually into the soapy water and scrub each down with a brush. 
  1. Dry each fan part with your dry towel. Ten minutes is all it takes to dry and be ready for reassembly. 

FAQs on How To Clean a Honeywell Fan

How Do You Clean a Fan That Doesn’t Come Apart? 

The best idea when faced with this situation is to use compressed air. Spray it on any piece of the fan that has dust on it and it will come right off. 

Can I Prevent My Fan From Accumulating Dust? 

Yes, all you need to do is apply a household cleaner like Windex to the fan’s blades. Next, wipe it dry with a tissue and spray furniture polish to blades so dust won’t stick to them anymore. 

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