The Benefits of Outdoor Ceiling FansFriday 20th July 2012 09:43am
Outdoor ceiling fans are very unusual in the sense that many people will have never even considered adding a ceiling fan to areas outside of their home. However, there are many beneficial aspects that come with adding an outdoor ceiling fan. Here are some of the many benefits.
Cooling – Obviously, the main reason for adding ceiling fans is to keep the temperature in the home to a minimum during summer. However, these days many people will have outdoor areas such as decking, or perhaps a patio that is covered by a roof of some sort. These areas are not going to be protected from the sun, so you will feel the heat. By adding outdoor fans you are able to ensure that you are kept cool, no matter how hot it is.
Lighting – A lot of the ceiling fans that are designed for use in outdoor areas come with the option of added lighting. If you enjoy sitting outside on a summer evening with a glass of wine then you will want some sort of light when the sun starts to set. The vast majority of retailers that sell these types of fans will offer you the option of having lighting installed at the same time.
Customisable – Another great advantage that comes with having an outdoor ceiling fan installed is the fact that they are entirely customisable. You can choose the colour, the style, and even the size. As well as this, you are able to choose from two different types of ceiling fans. You can either choose from damp rated fans or wet rated fans. The good thing about this is that you can make sure the fan that you are having installed is suitable for the climate you live in.
Whilst outdoor fans are not as widely used as other types of ceiling fans, they are incredibly beneficial if they are used in the correct area, and they are installed properly. A lot of the retailers that provide outdoor fans will actually complete the installation process for you. It is best to have the installation done by a professional as it will need to be wired properly.
If you have a sheltered outdoor area like a patio or decking area, then outdoor ceiling fans should definitely be considered. They have many beneficial aspects, and they are a highly effective way of keeping cool in the summer.