Outdoor ceiling fan is a light fixture that may or may not have an internal fan. It is usually used to illuminate a room outdoors, while the roof of the room provides natural ventilation. The ceiling fan’s blades are set at a small angle to the horizontal plane, so they can make use of wind currents in order to circulate air without extra help from ducts or fans. A high-tech outdoor ceiling fan may circulate heat as well as cool air when weather temperatures get too hot for outdoor thermal insulation.
Tips on how to buy an outdoor ceiling fan
1. Select the fan blades
This is actually the first thing that we should pay attention in choosing an outdoor ceiling fan as it is the main reason of why they are so special. The blades add to the beauty of installing it on your ceiling, since they may be made from any material you want. But buying blades means buying options as well, for example: lengths, widths and designs.
2. Many fans have lights and others do not
If the outdoor ceiling fan has lights incorporated into its design, then you should go for them instead of buying a fan without such features (unless you are already happy with a plain model).
If your main goal is simply to increase air ventilation and light up your room then you can buy a plain fan without lighting options.
3. Discover ways to control temperature
The whole necessity of this product lies on the cooling capabilities that can be found in it. You have to go for a fan that allows you to choose a fan speed which satisfies the need of your room. Also, you have to know how to choose an outdoor ceiling fan with regard to ability to circulate air inside the room and at the same time keeping ambient temperature at desired level.
4. Availability of indoor motor options
If your outdoor ceiling fan has one or more indoor motors then you should pay attention as it can help control temperature in accordance with speed that is chosen by you. If there are more than one motor, then you may use them for different purposes. One motor can be used to circulate air and the other can be employed for lights, for example.
5. Consider your ceiling height
We all know that when it comes to choosing an outdoor ceiling fan, the main thing that we should do is considering the height of our room’s ceiling, as well as its weight bearing capacity. The product’s weight should be equal to or less than the total of weight of all the people who will be using it while bearing in mind that they would refer to a safety manual before operating it on any given time.