http://www.AsktheDecorator.com host Meghan Carter discovers the essential facts about outdoor ceiling fan that you need to
know before buying one for you home. She visited the Trading Post Ceiling Fan Company in Huntington Beach, California to talk with the Marketing Manager from Casablanca Fan Company.
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Meagan: Mother nature rarely gives you what you want. When you want to be sunny, it rains; when you want it to be warm, it is cold; and when you want a cool-breeze, you better have a good out of door ceiling fan.
So today, I am at Trading Post Ceiling Fan Company and to learn about outdoor ceiling fans, because I had a reader contact me and asked me how to pick out one because she could not stand another Georgian summer unless you have one and you know what I do not blame her one bit.
Located in Herington Beach, California the Trading Post Ceiling Fan Company is the largest fan showroom in America. And the absolute perfect place to meet Dana Bigman, the Marketing Service Manager of Casablanca Fan Company. Dana had promised to teach me all about ceiling fans, and we wasted no time getting down to business.
What is the difference between an outdoor ceiling fan and an indoor ceiling fan?
Dana: Outdoor fans are just like indoor fans except that they have some added features, you can use them indoors as well and then we call them indoor-outdoor fans.
Meagan: These features protect outdoor ceiling fans from the elements. There are two types of outdoor ceiling fans, damped rated and wet rated. Damp rated outdoor ceiling fans cannot be exposed directly to water, they are best used in covered areas such as porches. Wet rated outdoor ceiling fans can have the heaven pour on them and not get hurt. They are perfectly fine when exposed to the elements which it comes in handy when it is time to clean them. Perfectly easy to clean.
Dana: Yes! Exactly. It is great, because you know your outdoors and any how the rain is not as clean as it used to be. Or you know wind comes and some of the dirt from the side of the house kind of comes to the fan, anyhow, it is nice to be at the home.
Meagan: Aside from choosing the correct type of outdoor ceiling fan, it is also important to select the right size. Well, you may want the biggest lawnmower on the block, having the biggest ceiling fan is not always the best idea.
Dana: If you are using grander or larger outdoor spaces, the late span of outdoor fans has gotten larger. We used to beat 50 inches like the largest, now we are doing 60-68 inches in the blade’s fan.
Meagan: Which is really big?
Dana: It is! I mean, you do not put that on a tiny little porch.
Meagan: Your best bet is to select an outdoor ceiling fan that looks proportional to your outdoor space. If your space is large, choose a large outdoor ceiling fan. If your space is small, choose a smaller one.
And do not forget to match the style, color and finish of your outdoor ceiling fan to the features already found on your home.
Dana: In outdoors, you are going toward the furniture, the cast iron finishers and the finishes of lights that are attached to the house. You also want the same color scale carrying through on your fans.
Meagan: And do not worry about not finding an outdoor ceiling fan you like, there are tons and tons and tons of different options. Especially, if you go to a place like the Trading Post Ceiling Fan Company.
So today’s take away is when you are looking for an outdoor ceiling fan, consider the size of your space whether or not the ceiling fan is wet rated, and of course the style that you want. Other than that it think the best thing that we learned today is that mother-nature does not always give you what you want. So it is a good idea to be prepared.
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