FANS have been a savior during the recent 40C heatwave.
Although nothing of that magnitude is expected again anytime soon, Met Office forecasters are predicting a 31C scorcher on Sunday.
So don’t pack away your fan just yet.
But it’s important to remember some important security risks when using yours.
Especially if it has been stored for a long time.
Dust accumulation can be a serious problem.
This is because it can affect the engine, creating a risk of overheating and therefore catching fire.
The likelihood of a worst-case scenario is slim, but it’s best to avoid such an outcome.
Especially when the solution is so simple.
All you have to do is give your fan a thorough cleaning.
The charity Electrical Safety First recommends that you regularly clean your fan to rid it of dust.
Before cleaning the fan blades or motor, make sure the unit is unplugged and follow the manufacturer’s instructions in the owner’s manual.
Don’t forget that there are other dangers to using your fan, which you can find here.
And don’t follow the dangerous TikTok home climate hacks which experts say pose a massive security risk.
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