Outdoor Ceiling Fan Installation

Outdoor Ceiling Fan Installation

How To Choose A Good Outdoor Ceiling Fans

During summer, outdoor ceiling fans can come handy in enabling you to be comfortable while your home or even your business place. The fans will create a lovely breeze that will not only cool you down but also, push a fresh air towards you. If you are shopping for good outdoor ceiling fans for your house or your business place, it is important to consider the right features that will fit in the open environments.

This video shows how to install an Outdoor Fan.


How to Install an Outdoor Ceiling Fan

Installing an outdoor ceiling fan isn’t a difficult job, but before attempting installation you should have experience with general home improvement projects and especially electrical wiring. If you’re uncomfortable or unfamiliar with performing a ceiling fan installation you may want to consider hiring a licensed electrician.

In this article, we’ll provide step-by-step instructions on how to install an outdoor ceiling fan. But before we get started, let’s first make sure you’re installing the ceiling fan in the proper location outdoors.

If you’re doing the outdoor ceiling fan installation yourself, remember that outdoor ceiling fans are either wet-rated or damp-rated, which makes a big difference when choosing where to hang the fan. Wet-rated ceiling fans are meant for patios, porches, gazebos, or any outside applications that may not even have a covering. Damp-rated ceiling fans can also be installed outdoors, but they must have much less exposure to the elements. For instance, damp-rated ceiling fans are perfect for covered patios where direct rain cannot reach the fan, a screened-in sunroom or porch, a semi-covered gazebo, an outdoors shower or bathroom, and even indoor bathrooms and laundry rooms.

In decks that have a solid roof, an outdoor ceiling fan is a great addition to keep the air moving and things cooled off. Installing an outdoor ceiling fan does require working with electricity and running wires. If you do not feel comfortable with this part, then hire an electrician to run the wires. However, you should not be intimidated by electrical wiring.

Most outdoor ceiling fans are designed to withstand outdoor elements. The motor of an outdoor ceiling fan is well sealed in order to protect it from moisture. Also, it has blades that are made of plastic in order to prevent rust. The most popular blade material is Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene plastic which is very strong and durable. ABS fans are strong enough to withstand rain, humidity and heat. The ceiling fan with blades made by woods is not good choice here because wood is easy to be swelled when it gets into contact with moisture. Eventually, it can break or warp causing the fans to shake vigorously.

The Benefits of Outdoor Ceiling Fans

Outdoor ceiling fan installations provide many of the same benefits that indoor ceiling fans provide. One key additional benefit that you get with an outdoor ceiling fan is pest control. In addition to the breeze created by the downdraft, outdoor fans create an area that is difficult for many bugs to fly through, helping you keep them out of your patio or outdoor living space. Call (214) 238-8353 us for your home service and repair needs.

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