If you’re like me and you’re looking to beat the heat this summer, you might want to think about installing a ceiling fan in your outdoor area. Outdoor ceiling fans are designed differently because they need to be able to the forces of mother nature. There are several different types of outdoor ceiling fans, which usually fall into different categories depending on how they can be used and the features offered. These fans typically consist of two basic categories based on professional ratings for use in either damp or wet conditions. Fans can then be further categorized by the different features and options included with them, such as lighting features, remote or wall controls, and variable speeds. Manufacturers of outdoor ceiling fans also typically feature a number of different designs such as standard fans, multiple adjustable heads, and stylized fan blades that resemble leaves.
Outdoor ceiling fans are fans designed for use outdoors, such as on covered patios, verandas, and gazebos. These fans are usually powered through external wiring coming from another source, such as inside of a building, and can be installed into ceiling fan mounts or directly onto a ceiling area. Most of these fans function just like indoor ceiling fans, and outdoor ceiling fans can usually be used inside as well as outside. A good outdoor ceiling fan can last ten years or more, and make those hit summer months ever-so more enjoyable.