Last Updated on March 31, 2021 by Steffi Nell
Purchasing a porch fan may be one of the best investments that you will make. There are a lot of different types of ceiling fans out there, but you need to be careful because there are only certain types of ceiling fans that are safe as porch fans. It is important to purchase a porch fan that is actually safe for outdoor use. There are so many options out there. Your best bet would be buying a fan that is outdoor wet rated. They are built to be stronger and more equipped to withstand strong weather.
Things to Consider Before Buying a Porch Fan
There are a couple of things to consider when it comes to purchasing a porch fan. The first thing to consider is whether you want it to be “cool” or “very cool”. If you want something to produce strong air then it is best to buy something with larger fan blades. If you want something that meets in the middle, then you are going to need to purchase a porch fan with smaller fan blades.
The fan needs to be made of high quality materials. This means that they need to be metals that won’t rust or deteriorate. Luckily, many of these porch fans have been made to be able to handle extreme weather conditions such as snow or even rain storms. There is also the added benefit that porch fans often keeps the annoying bugs away from your sitting area outside. This is just a natural benefit as most bugs cannot handle such strong winds and avoid it at all costs.
It is very important to consider what the fan looks like so that it matches the exterior of your house. A lot of people do not consider that when they are shopping around and then they simply end up with a bit of an eyesore on their front or back porch. So, if you have some sort of wooden design outside try to find a fan that has a wood that matches at least in color. You can add a beautiful touch of class to your outside porch. Envision yourself with a beautiful porch, drinking lemonade, and turning on your porch fan…enjoying the most fantastic sights that come with being able to relax outside.
Please just keep in mind that if you aren’t a licensed electrician you should find someone that is. If you are willing to go ahead and do it by yourself anyway, then please remember to turn off the electricity that goes to your porch before actually getting to the project.