When you think about it, purchasing a ceiling fan for the outdoors area is not the same as purchasing one for your bedroom or living room. That’s because each location is exposed to unique weather elements, which affect the performance and life of a ceiling fans. When you make the decision to get some, it’s important that you buy ceiling fans that are rated specifically for their intended location. Learn more about ratings, and where each type of ceiling fan should be used, by looking at our range of indoor and outdoor ceiling fans.
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Some fans typically feature furniture-grade wood blades and are designed for dry, indoor locations without any exposure to humidity, moisture, or water. Place these ceiling fans in bedrooms, living rooms, and offices.
There are fans designed to hold up to humidity and moisture, but not direct contact with water. Place these fans indoors and covered outdoor locations such as bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms and covered porches.
IP44 or higher ceiling fans are designed to endure the elements – rain, ocean spray, snow, and water. The moisture-resistant motor housing and all-weather blades allow these fans to perform under any conditions. Place these fans in exposed decks and patios.
Location Tip: Fans that are rated for outdoor use can be installed in damp and dry locations, but the same cannot be said for non-rated fans, these fans should not be installed in damp or wet locations under any circumstances. The fans may rust, burn, or melt in these environments.
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