Safety first. How to use the fan correctly?

Safety first. How to use the fan correctly?

In the summer, when temperatures climb higher and higher and we are looking for an escape from the heat, fans are an essential tool to keep the air moving and create refreshing currents. But how does cooling the air with fans work and how can we make sure they are safe to use? In this article, we'll take a look at how fans work and share some tips for using these versatile cooling devices safely.

The principle on which fans work is simple: they create an airflow that improves air movement in the room. This allows the heat removed from the surfaces of our bodies to be dissipated faster and replaced by cooler air, creating a feeling of refreshment. However, fans alone do not cool the air; they only disperse it, giving us a cooler feeling. And that feeling of cooling is what it's all about. With the Airbi ZEPHYR fan, for example, the effect is enhanced by the fact that it blows in two different directions at once. When you switch on the automatic rotation function, the ZEPHYR can circulate air throughout an entire room of up to 50 m2.

Safe use of the fans

It is important to take several safety precautions when using fans:

  1. Position the fan: place the fan on a stable and level surface. Make sure it is out of reach of children and pets. If you use a table fan, keep it away from the edge of the table so that there is no danger of it being easily knocked over.
  2. Careful with electrical cables: When plugging the fan into an electrical outlet, make sure the outlet is in good condition and that the fan cable is not damaged. If you notice any signs of damage to the cord, do not use the fan until you have the cord repaired or replaced. You should route the cable so that no one will trip over it. Also, be careful not to let furniture or other heavy objects stand on it.
  3. Room ventilation: if you are using a table fan or a stand fan, make sure the room has an adequate supply of fresh air. Open a window or door to allow air to circulate and prevent a stuffy feeling. Of course, this does not apply in extreme heat, when we recommend ventilating only in the morning and evening.
  4. Regular maintenance: dust and dirt can reduce the efficiency of the fan and cause it to overheat. Clean the rotating part of the fan regularly and follow the manufacturer's maintenance instructions.

If you are placing the fan in a child's room, be careful of rotating parts such as the blades. Consider purchasing a fan with a grille that covers the blades and prevents accidental contact.

Safety hazards and electricity

There are some risks that come with using electrical equipment such as fans, especially those related to electricity. To minimize these risks, we recommend following these tips:

  1. Plugging into a stable socket: never try to plug the fan into a socket that is unstable or shows signs of damage. Use only outlets that are in good condition.
  2. Use the correct voltage: Make sure that the voltage of the fan matches the voltage in your home. Using the wrong voltage can damage the fan and cause a hazard.
  3. Switching off when not in use: when you are not using the fan, always switch it off and unplug it from the power outlet. This reduces the risk of fire or accidents involving electrical equipment.
  4. Don't play electrician: Never tamper with the inside of the fan unless you are a qualified technician. This is for two reasons - you will void the warranty on the unit and you could damage the unit, putting you and your loved ones at risk.

Using fans in the summer can be safe and effective if you follow a few simple rules. Follow the manufacturer's instructions and keep basic safety precautions in mind so you can enjoy a pleasantly refreshing airflow in every room of your home.

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