How to Choose Your Big Outdoor Ceiling Fan

A big outdoor ceiling fan is an excellent option for cooling down an outdoor area and open-air public spaces. Big outdoor ceiling fans help regulate air for areas like restaurant covered patios, open-air stadium concourses, and other outdoor public gathering spaces that a typical indoor ceiling fan cannot handle. It’s an excellent way to keep customers or members in your establishment comfortable, especially during hot summer days. It even adds to the style of your outdoor area’s design with flush mount capabilities. A big outdoor ceiling fan can complement any décor while providing a optimal airflow.

Different types of outdoor ceiling fans

When needing an outdoor ceiling fan, you will first need to determine if a small outdoor ceiling fan will suffice. If not, there are a few other things to consider when looking for a large outdoor ceiling fan for your open-air space.

Outdoor Damp-rated ceiling fans:

Outdoor ceiling fans are unlike indoor fans because outdoor fans are adaptable to damp and wet areas. Meanwhile, other ceiling fans are only appropriate for indoors and are dry rated areas. Outdoor ceiling fans were built with finishes that can withstand humidity and rain, while preventing rust and corrosion.

Wet Rated ceiling fans:

Wet rated ceiling fans were designed to withstand water. They can be outside in the rain or even washed off with a hose. Wet rated fans are perfect for wet locations such as an outdoor uncovered patio, porches, or gazebos where outside elements will directly affect the fan.

Small outdoor ceiling fans:

Small outdoor ceiling fans are an excellent cooling solution for smaller covered patios, porches, or gazebos. An average small commercial fan spins several times faster than a commercial outdoor ceiling fan. Since the fans turn at high speeds, it pushes heavy airflow into one concentrated space.

Big outdoor commercial fans:

A big outdoor ceiling fan is perfect for large open-air covered locations such as restaurant patios or stadiums. Big commercial fans were designed to move high volumes of air at low speeds. This means you will need fewer big outdoor ceiling fans to achieve what it would take to accomplish the same with several many small fans.

“We need to keep this place filled with clean air, and the fans help us get that air flowing, moving around, and bringing in more fresh air. We definitely need that here.” – Hunter Hastie, Assistant General Manager at The Crack Shack Costa Mesa.

Are large commercial ceiling fans just for businesses?

The large, slow-moving columns of air created by big outdoor ceiling fan blades have a wider reach, covering more square feet, generating less noise, and operating more efficiently than traditional small fans. So, the short answer is no. Outdoor commercial fans are a more efficient means of keeping both businesses and residential open-air spaces cool and comfortable. With a reversible motor and an adjustable fan speed, you can use the fan as a cooling or heating source. Big commercial ceiling fans are outdoor rated, so as long as your residential outdoor space is covered, you can enjoy the optimal airflow of a big outdoor fan in your home or indoor living space.

What was your experience with MacroAir fans in your favorite indoor and outdoor space? Do you know more about how to choose a big outdoor ceiling fan? Leave your comments below.

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Patrick Munar

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Patrick Munar develops communication efforts in support of MacroAir’s position as the inventors and continual innovators of the HVLS fan. He shares insights on a variety of HVLS fan applications through the MacroAir Blog.
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