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The best ceiling fans run smooth and quiet for years while providing a much stronger cooling breeze than other fans.
By default we show you the Overall Best Ceiling Fans first by sorting in this order: 1) highest quality > 2) coolest breeze > 3) highest CFM > 4) most Efficient.
Combining this sort with other filters such as style, size and finish allows you to quickly find "The Best Fan" for your application. Try these presorted examples: Best of ALL |
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Outdoor Ceiling Fans - Outdoor Wet Rated
Sorted By: Highest Quality then Strongest Airflow
About Outdoor Ceiling Fans
Outdoor ceiling fans are specifically designed and tested to handle excess moisture, whereas indoor ceiling fans are not. If you plan to install a ceiling fan outdoors, building codes require the fan to be UL listed as an Outdoor Ceiling Fan, either damp rated or wet rated depending on the application. Wet Rated Outdoor Ceiling Fans can be installed in virtually any outdoor location because they can be directly exposed to rain. Damp Rated Outdoor Ceiling Fans are designed to be installed in areas that are completely covered and CANNOT be directly exposed to rain. Both Damp and Wet rated ceiling fans can also be used indoors and are highly recommended (and sometimes required) for laundry rooms, bathrooms or any other location where excess moisture may be present.
Live near the beach? The most durable ceiling fans currently being made for installations in salt air environments are made from Marine Grade Stainless Steel or Cast Poly Resin.
These 3 fans are specifically designed to handle the most harsh exterior applications with excessive exposure to salt air.
It is WET rated, which means it can be exposed directly to rain and washed off with a hose!
Wet rated outdoor ceiling fans are designed for applications where the installation will be directly exposed to rain, sprinklers or any other direct contact with water. If your outdoor fan is going to be exposed to the elements, it must be rated for WET locations, otherwise the motor might short out or simply fail to operate after a short period of time. Wet rated fans are often installed in a gazebo, lanai or lattice covered deck, although many people will use them in covered areas as well simply because they can be washed off with a hose. This is particularly convenient since outdoor ceiling fans tend to get dirty rather quickly.
As of January 1, 2009, all ceiling fan manufacturers are required to test and publish data regarding the performance of their fans. Specifically, the CFMs (Cubic Feet per Minute of Airflow), the Watts (amount of electricity used per hour) and the Efficiency (EPA defines as CFM/Watts). Our exclusive "Comparison Graphs" use this data in a way that makes it easy to compare ceiling fans at a glance. The 3 examples below show how the graphs differ between the best, average and below average ceiling fans. Read more about how to interpret our exclusive Ceiling Fan Comparison Graphs Here!
The above chart suggests the optimal ceiling fan size and CFMs you should consider for typical rooms.
Ceiling height, angle, and room layout may affect these recommendations. For Expert Advice call: 1-800-201-1193.
Room Size and CFM Chart
Although the EPA now requires fan manufacturers to publish the CFM ratings of their fans, there is no standardized scientific method of determining what size and CFM fan is best for
any given application. A few quick searches and you will find that each ceiling fan
manufacturer interprets this differently. So we created our own size and CFM recommendation chart to give you an idea what we recommend for "typical" applications.
We produced this chart based on over 20 years of experience dealing with ceiling fans and the people who we've sold them to.
For the most part, this chart will suffice. If you have low ceilings, you can fudge a little on the CFM and use a fan in the lesser
range of the room size. If you have high ceilings, you need more CFM and a fan closer to the larger size of the chart. In most cases, the more the CFM the better and the
higher the quality score the better!
If you are not sure what to do, just call and talk to our ceiling fan experts at 1-800-201-1193