Indoor Outdoor Ceiling Fans4/20/2016
Now that the weather has finally turned to the beautiful spring that we love and deserve, it is finally appropriate to think about ceiling fans. We all know that fans come in shapes, sizes and colors of all sorts, but fans also differ in functionality. There are different styles for indoor and outdoor, wet, damp and dry locations.
A wet location is considered any placement where a fan can get rained on, whereas a damp location is when a fan is in a place like the above picture - a three-season porch, for example. While fans are typically thought to be useful during the warmer months, you can also use them to move air around in the winter months. The trick is to adjust the fan so that it blows air upwards in the cold months and downwards in the warmer months. Your fan’s remote should have a functionality to change the rotation direction.
To help you get an idea of the difference, here are some of our favorite ceiling fans for wet and damp climates:
This maple fan by Quorum is a great fixture to use on a patio (it also comes in chestnut if you are a fan, no pun intended, of darker hues). It comes in three speeds and is equipped for use in wet climates. The blades are finished with satin nickel and look stunning against stone, brick, wood and more.
Here is another ceiling fan that can be used in a wet climate. The manufacturer is Fanimation and the finish is oil-rubbed bronze. If you check out the fan on our website you can read some information on its energy efficiency!
We love the contemporary look of this eight-blade fan! A part of Quorum’s Proxima Patio collection, this ceiling fan is six feet in width and comes in a handful of finishes. The one above is oiled bronze, and other finishes include studio white and satin nickel.
This gorgeous fan is fit for a screened-in porch or a covered patio. While the delicate metalwork may not scream eco-friendly, this is an energy-efficient fan that has six different speeds! And of course, if you have to have the fan but don’t have the outdoor space, you can put it in a sunroom.
This slick fan is equipped for damp locations and is also commonly found indoors. Its angled blades can be finished in English bronze or satin nickel and span five feet wide.
When you think about a fan out on a patio you may envision leaf-like blades like the ones on this Kona Bay ceiling fan. Manufactured by Craftmade, this island-inspired fan is a great fit for screened-in porches and covered patios.
If you are looking to equip an outdoor space with a ceiling fan, it’s important to note whether it will be a damp or wet climate. But if you’re on the hunt for an indoor ceiling fan, the sky is the limit! The nice thing about indoor fans is that there are no rules; just tastes and preferences. Take a look at the rest of our ceiling fans to find something to fit your likings