Best Outdoor Ceiling Fans

Updated June 2019
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Outdoor ceiling fans may have a look that’s similar to fans you’d hang inside your home. However, the outdoor variety of fan has a few key differences. Because outdoor fans will be exposed to weather and dampness, they need to be designed for outdoor use. Outdoor fans will be rated either for direct rain and snow exposure or indirect rain and snow exposure. Pay close attention to this rating for the fan. When using outdoor ceiling fans in an open area, like a porch, you may want a fan with long blades. This allows the outdoor fan to move more air. Finally, pay attention to the color and style of the blades and light fixtures in the outdoor ceiling fan. They should complement your other furniture in the area.

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