Looking for a way to keep your porch area cool?
Have you considered adding ceiling fans to an outdoor porch, pergola, or outdoor kitchen?
Wet rated or wet listed ceiling fans are perfect for patios or other outdoor living areas where water can be present around the fan. With RP Lighting + Fans you can even match them to your décor with finishes like brushed pewter, matte black, oil rubbed bronze, and white.
The best outdoor fan for your application is one with a weather-resistant build and desired airflow for the location you need it.
What’s the difference between wet rated or damp rated ceiling fans?
Outdoor fans at RP Lighting + Fans are categorized as “damp” or “wet” rated, depending on the amount of moisture they’re designed to withstand.
Damp rated fans can handle humidity, but can’t handle direct contact with water, whereas wet rated fans are built for exposure to the outdoors and where water can splash onto the fan.
Covered patios or screened-in porches are better suited for damp rated fans.
Other considerations for wet listed ceiling fans:
- Materials: Be careful before you buy! Some fan models are built for outdoor use but don’t come designated with a damp/wet rating. If you still want to go with one of those models, choose a material like stainless steel and protective coatings.
- Airflow: Semi-enclosed spaces don’t need as much power to make the room feel cool, but open plans require a fan with much stronger output.
- Lighting: If your space needs a little light, you can get a ceiling fan that does double-duty. The best option is an LED ceiling fan that’s energy efficient, low-maintenance, and customizable.
Make RP Lighting + Fans Your Preferred LED Ceiling Fan Supplier!
We have residential and commercial grade fans powerful enough to also handle large commercial and industrial spaces. To see our product line and learn more about what we have to offer, contact a representative today!