Product FAQs

Care & Usage

How can I clean the dust off of the blades inside my fan?

The easiest way to clean dust off of internal fan blades is through the use of compressed air. Cans of compressed air can be purchased at most hardware and office supply stores.

How far away can I be from the product and still be able to use my remote?

If your fan includes a remote control, all remotes have a range of up to 15ft, provided a fully charged battery is installed correctly. Note: In order for the remote to work properly, you must point the remote directly at the control panel and ensure that there are no obstructions blocking the space between you and your fan.

I am trying to clean my front grill, but I can not get it off.

Certain models do not have a removable front grill. We suggest utilizing a can of compressed air to remove dirt and dust from blades or by using the brush attachment on your vacuum cleaner to vacuum the intake grills to remove lint and dirt. If your fan does have a removable front grill, please refer to the manual for cleaning instructions.

How do I clean my fan?

Follow the cleaning instructions found in your fan manual to care for your Holmes® Fan correctly and safely. Please remember: Always unplug the fan before cleaning. Many customers find vacuum cleaner brushes to be ideal fan blade cleaners. Do not allow water to drip on or enter the fan housing. Be sure to use a soft cloth moistened with a mild soap solution. Do not use any of the following as a cleaner: gasoline, thinner or benzene. Click here for detailed information on cleaning your fan.

Is it necessary for me to lubricate or oil the motor on my fan?

No, your fan motor comes fully lubricated out of the box. It does not need to be lubricated or oiled prior to use. We highly recommend against lubricating or oiling the fan at any time.