Dirty fans can lose as much as 30% of their efficiency. Keep your fans running at peak performance with Dan's article on the 5 tips and 5 tools you'll need to stay on top of fan maintenance.
Fan maintenance can be a daunting task, but breaking it down and following a schedule can make it much more manageable. Small daily, weekly and seasonal checks keep fan maintenance manageable. Once you fall behind, it can seem like an insurmountable task.
Here are some tips to keep your fan maintenance simple and easy.
Creating a periodic inspection checklist helps to ensure you and your employees are keeping things simple while ensuring important tasks don’t get dropped.
Keep downtime to a minimum with an inventory of small spare parts. Belts, pulleys, and bearings are cheap and small. Having them on hand will enable you to do repairs and maintenance quickly, ensuring your equipment is up and running sooner rather than later.
Your local supplier can assist you in ensuring that you have an adequate amount of the right items to make the most out of your spare parts investment
Greasing intervals as recommended by the fan manufacturer are important, and your warranty may depend on it. Many automated ventilation controls can track hours of operation so you never miss a greasing interval.
If you do not know or have forgotten what the greasing interval is or the type of grease to use, contact your local supplier for assistance. It’s never too late to start.