Myrtle Beach Electrician on Using Outside Ceiling Fans
This summer has been exceptionally hot for Myrtle Beach and you may have retreated indoors to stay cool. However, if you are like me, you like to enjoy the outside in all kinds of weather. Outdoor ceiling fans can help you enjoy your outdoor areas and stay cool even on the hottest of days.
Just think about how they could enhance and expand your outdoor living space. You can add them to your front porch area (this is where I love to sit and read) or to your Carolina room, overhead deck area or sun porch. You have several styles to choose from. Here are some tips to follow when searching for just the right fan for your outdoor area.
The first thing you want to consider is the shape and size of the area. A smaller area such as a front porch would benefit from a fan with shorter blades. If you have a larger sunroom, consider longer blades. The longer the blade, the more air circulation, however, you need to have space for the fan to rotate. With the large variety of styles on the market, you can easily find one that fits into your decor. If you have a beach theme, you may want to consider the large bamboo fans. Depending on where you shop, you should be able to find fans in a variety of colors that fit your room’s color scheme. If you need additional light in the room in the evening, you will want to consider adding a light to the fixture.
Because the fan will be outdoors, you need to consider how weather-safe is the fan? Manufacturers of ceiling fans have one for almost any type of weather. If the fan will be exposed to rain (or yes, even snow), then you want to look for a fan that is a damp allocated model. If you will be placing the fan in an enclosed area that is out of the weather, you can use what are referred to as damp rated ceiling fans. Looking at the manufacturer suggested designation for the fan will help your fan to last longer in any weather. Keep in mind that you don’t want to put a fan that is designed for indoor use in an outdoor area.
Mounting a ceiling fan is not an easy task. Many homes in our area have high ceilings and using tall step ladders is dangerous. There may also be additional tools needed to install the fan. This is definitely an area where you want to call on a professional. Myrtle Beach Electrician Pros often has specials on ceiling fans installation – be sure and ask when you call.
Myrtle Beach Electrician Pros
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577