Installing the right type of equipment suited for a particular environment proves essential when considering the best fans for outdoor use. Designed differently than their indoor counterparts, outdoor ceiling fans will function if exposed to any weather conditions including rain, excessive heat, snow, ice, dirt, dust, wind and extreme fluctuations in temperature. Outdoor ceiling fans utilize a specialized protective powder coating and weather barrier in and around the decorative motor casing. The two types of outdoor ceiling fans include dry-rated fans for slightly damp areas and wet-rated fans for wet conditions.
Hunter Sea Air 52-inch 5-Blade Ceiling Fan
Perfect for outdoor use, the Hunter Sea Air fan operates in covered and uncovered outdoor areas like pool houses, guesthouses, screened-in or open porches. The five weather-resistant, durable plastic blades resist wear and tear unique to outdoor installations. This ceiling fan earns a UL Wet listing for use in both covered and uncovered outdoor areas. The fan also features a tarnish-resistant finish that houses a high-performance Whisper Wind motor providing energy-efficient quiet operation.
Hunter Sanibel One-Light Three-Blade Ceiling Fan
Hunter designed this Gallery Edition ceiling fan with old-world elegance in mind. Constructed with "no rust" stainless steel hardware, the Sanibel fan comes with three washable sailcloth blades, operates at three speeds, and includes a 13 watt globe light fixture. This outdoor fan comes equipped with Hunter's low-wattage motor, allowing everyday energy efficiency, and has a UL Wet listing for use in any covered and uncovered environment.
Westinghouse Oasis One-Light 48-Inch Five Blade Indoor/Outdoor Ceiling Fan
This stylish outdoor fan has stainless steel design, durable ABS Resin mahogany finished blades and a long-lasting powder-coated metal finish. UL wet listing for use in damp locations, the Oasis ceiling fan will endure both indoor or outdoor damp or wet environments for many years. The base has an oil-rubbed bronze finish, yellow alabaster glass light globe and three-speed reversible motor operation. Westinghouse covers their fans with a limited lifetime warranty.
Hunter Outdoor Original DAMP Textured Black 52-Inch Ceiling Fan
Designed using historical specifications, this classic Hunter fan has the look of the original decades-old Hunter fan design with an EPA Energy Star rated high-quality motor. It has earned a UL Damp Rating, making this fan an ideal choice for covered patios, enclosed porches and greenhouses. Oil-bath lubrication assures all the major fan components remain protected, prolonging motor life.
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