Outdoor Ceiling Fans
Outdoor ceiling fans can ensure that you enjoy your outdoor areas and stay cool even on the hottest of days.
Just think about how they could enhance and expand your outside living space. You can add them to your front porch area, overhead deck area or sun porch. You even have several styles to choose from.
Here are some tips to follow when searching for the perfect ceiling fan for your outdoor area:
The first thing you want to consider is the shape and size of the area where you’re installing the fan. A smaller area such as a front porch would need a ceiling fan with shorter blades.
If you have a larger sunroom, consider longer fan blades. The longer the fan’s blade, the more air circulation, however, you need to have space for the fan to rotate.
With the impressively large variety of styles on the market, you should easily find one that fits in with your decor. If you have a beach theme, you may want to purchase the large bamboo fans.
Depending on where you do your shopping, you should be able to find fans in a large variety of colors that fit your room’s color scheme.
If you need extra light in the room in the evening, you will want to consider adding a light to the fixture.
Because the fan will be outdoors, you need to consider how weather-safe the fan is. Manufacturers of ceiling fans have one for most types of weather. If the fan is exposed to rain (or yes, even snow), then you want to look for a fan that is a damp allocated model.
If you will be mounting the fan in an enclosed area that is out of the weather, you can use what are referred to as damp rated ceiling fans. Looking at the manufacturer’s suggested designation for the ceiling fan will help your fan to last longer in any weather. Keep in mind that you don’t want to put a ceiling fan that is designed for indoor use in an outdoor space.
Mounting a ceiling fan is not a simple task. Many homes in our area have high ceilings and using tall stepladders can be dangerous. There may also be additional tools needed to install the ceiling fan. This is definitely an area where you want to call a professional electrician.
When installing any appliances that have any electrical components it is best to call a qualified electrician.
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