Thanks to outdoor ceiling fans, there's no need to wait for nature to provide refreshing circulation in outdoor living areas. Outdoor fans have a cooling effect on even the most stifling and stagnant of days, effectively extending the amount of time you can comfortably spend outdoors. And, just like indoor ceiling fans, outdoor ceiling fans come in a wide range of styles. You can go understated and sleekly functional or jazz up an outdoor theme with styles ranging from ultra-contemporary to industrial/restoration to elegantly traditional.
Where Outdoor Ceiling Fans Work Best
Outdoor ceiling fan blades and motors are designed with the elements in mind and can withstand a variety of conditions. Damp rated outdoor ceiling fans can be safely installed in any fully covered and protected outdoor location, notably covered porches (with outdoor hugger fans working best in covered porches that have low ceilings). Wet rated outdoor fans from Emerson Fans and Monte Carlo Fans can go pretty much anywhere and are especially useful in patios with open arbors or pergolas and gazebos.
An Outdoor Ceiling Fan for Every Need
This assortment of exterior ceiling fans spans a variety of styles and sizes, giving you plenty of options to keep air flowing any way you would like. Large outdoor fans with a blade sweep of 60" or more are ideal for bigger patios and open spaces where you need to move a lot of air. Conversely, outdoor nooks and cozy patios will benefit from the size of a ceiling fan with a small blade span. And many of these outdoor ceiling fan designs feature a DC motor to ensure the most efficient use of energy in the space.
Other Great Options
Outdoor ceiling fans with lights are perfect for a dark patio where you may not already have an outdoor light fixture. And continue to decorate your outdoor living space with patio accessories and landscape lighting to give yourself more reasons to stay out long after the sun has set.
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