A Quick Guide to Outdoor Ceiling Fans
Outdoor ceiling fans are not only a very practical addition to the home but they also provide a stylish supplement for both your indoor and outdoor areas. There are three types of ratings for ceiling fans: indoor, damp and wet rated. When it comes to finding a ceiling fan for an area of your outdoor living area that is damp rated or wet rated, remember to look for a fan that is “UL Listed for Damp Locations” or “UL Listed for Wet Locations.”
Both types of ratings are designed to be exposed to the elements without any kind of risk of electrical damage or danger. Fans with wet or damp ratings are designed specifically to endure environmental stresses like moisture, heat or rain.
It is important to remember that if your ceiling fan will be exposed directly to any kind of rain or wetness, it should be a wet location fan. A damp location fan can be installed in areas like a screened in porch or sunroom, a wide porch where rain cannot get in, any area that is completely covered where rain cannot reach as well as bathrooms with a tub or shower.
All Modern Fan Company ceiling fans are rated and marked as “Suitable for Damp Location” – Modern Fan Company offers a variety of fan designs in more contemporary styles that are durable for your outdoor or damp location indoor areas of the home. According to modernfanco.com, always consider the environmental factors when selecting you fan because they say that although you can anticipate your fan to have sound performance for years to come in damp locations, “the degree to which the appearance of a fan may be impacted by the environment will vary widely.” Modern Fan Company is a company that provides customers with contemporary designs that are “both technically and artfully appealing” and are very modern, so if you are looking for a more classic design for your ceiling fan, Minka Aire Ceiling Fans also have a selection of damp location fans that range from contemporary to traditional.
Emerson Ceiling Fans is another brand that brings functionality and style to the table with their wide selection of damp location and wet location fans. Try the Summer Night series of outdoor area fans, which are designed specifically for “any outdoor area where you need to create a breeze but don’t want to worry about the elements.” They are weather-resistant and great for covered porches, decks or patios, according to emersonfans.com.
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