When the weather is nice and the temperatures start to warm up, most people want to maximize the amount of time they spend outdoors, whether that means going for a scenic hike, having lunch in the park or simply spending time in an outdoor living area. However, when it comes to using your outdoor space for lounging or dining on high-temp days, sometimes these areas can feel pretty unbearable, especially areas where it’s humid and hot. Whether you have a front porch, screened-in patio, balcony or another outdoor living area, one way to beat the heat is by adding an outdoor ceiling fan. Not only will it keep you and your guests cool and comfortable during the warm summer months, but it will also add a touch of style to your outdoor space.
Install a Damp or Wet Rated Ceiling Fan
When shopping for a ceiling fan intended for outdoor use, it’s important that you check to make sure it can be used in wet or damp locations, especially if you live in a region where it tends to get very humid and moist. Look for fans that are damp rated (suitable for the outdoors but only installed in covered areas to avoid exposure to rain) and wet rated (designed for direct contact with water without the risk of damage). Whatever you do, never install a fan outside that hasn’t been rated for outdoor use. That being said, here are the best outdoor ceiling fans for humid areas.
Matthews Fan Co. Donaire
The Matthews Fan Co. Donaire ceiling fan is one of the most impressive outdoor ceiling fans we offer. Featuring a marine-grade stainless steel construction—the most durable metal any ceiling fan is made of—this fan is designed to withstand the elements without succumbing to rust. Thanks to the integrated blade design, this fan is also suitable for high-wind locations. To put that into perspective for you, this fan actually survived Hurricane Irma, which produced wind speeds of up to 177 miles per hour. If you’re looking for a ceiling fan that is designed to handle anything nature throws its way—including a hurricane—then the Donaire is the fan for you. This fan is available in several finishes, including white, bronze, and brushed stainless steel, and features optional energy-efficient LED lighting.
Emerson Sea Breeze
Another fan that can stand up to virtually any weather condition is the Emerson Sea Breeze Wet Location ceiling fan. This wet-rated fan can be installed indoors or outdoors and is suitable for areas that are directly exposed to the elements. Not only that, it’s ENERGY STAR® certified for greater efficiency. This fan can be ordered with or without light fixtures and comes in either an oil rubbed bronze or white gloss finishing.
Minka Aire Xtreme H2O
Industrial in size but sleek and contemporary in style, this ceiling fan is perfect for large rooms and high ceilings. The Minka Aire Xtreme H2O is the perfect fan for indoors and covered outdoor areas. It comes in 65- and 84-inch blade spans and a large selection of finishes, including brushed nickel, oil rubbed bronze, flat white, and smoked iron. This fan is UL listed for wet locations and comes equipped with a DC motor for energy-efficient use.
Minka Aire Concept II
If you’re looking for a hugger-style fan that’s UL wet rated, the Minka Aire Concept II Wet ceiling fan is ideal for low-ceiling areas. This contemporary fan features three integrated blades that make it perfect for high-wind areas and a weather-resistant UV coating for enhanced durability in outdoor areas. It also includes an integrated white opal glass LED light fixture that can be covered when not in use and comes in a variety of finishes, including oil rubbed bronze, white and brushed nickel.
Modern Forms Morpheus III
One of the top ceiling fans in our collection, the Modern Forms Morpheus III has it all and exceeds all our requirements for quality, airflow and energy efficiency. Featuring innovative smart technology, this fan can be easily controlled from an app on your iPhone or Android-powered mobile phone. It also comes equipped with an ENERGY STAR® certified DC motor that will help you save money on your monthly energy bills over time.
What’s more, it is wet rated and features a stylish design with vibrant LED lights, luxury opal glass, and aerodynamically quiet blades.
Need assistance choosing a fan for your outdoor living space? The ceiling fan experts at Hansen Wholesale are happy to help you in selecting the perfect outdoor ceiling fan for your specific needs. Call us today or use our exclusive Shop with an Expert feature for personalized advice.