Most outdoor Ceiling Fans have an associated IP rating to help guide you to selecting the correct water resistant Ceiling Fan needed.
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Queensland, Australia (PRWEB) November 15, 2012
While the rest of the world is gearing up for a really cold winter, the Australian continent is prepping for another intensely hot summer. Apart from air conditioning systems, ceiling fans are expected to be used frequently as well to ease the physical discomfort caused by the heat of the season. Homeowners thinking of installing these fans outdoors must take note of some considerations to make sure that these beautiful and functional fixtures work properly and can withstand the outdoor elements they will be exposed to. Lights2You shares tips and suggestions for outdoor ceiling fan installation.
According to a representative of Lights2You, “Outdoor ceiling fans need to have metal or plastic blades to be weather resistant.” While a lot of homeowners may be initially inclined to choose models with wood blades because the material appears more suitable for the outdoors, wood is actually subject to morphing caused by extreme weather conditions. Plastic and metal are more resistant to weather elements, as well as easier to clean. Another important consideration is the fixture’s proximity to the ocean where salt water corrosion is a concern. “Most outdoor Ceiling Fans have an associated IP rating to help guide you to selecting the correct water resistant Ceiling Fan needed,” adds the rep.
To ensure the cooling and proper ventilation capacity of the fan, it’s also important to inspect the motor because it’s the element that distinguishes a good quality fan from a poor one. “Low quality ceiling fans generally have less power and are covered with a thin metal meaning the motor won’t last as long and may cause undesirable noises while functioning. High quality Ceiling fans generally have a more powerful motor, use heavier gauge steel for the motor case and are correctly sealed making the high quality ceiling fan quiet, durable and more visually attractive for the extended years it will last,” enlightens Lights2You.
Increasing the functionality of these fans is another factor to look into. Those that come with lighting fixtures are quite in demand as they do not only cool and provide light, but they come in really attractive designs to elevate the design of homes’ exterior spaces like porches and patios. Some are so intricately designed that they actually resemble luxurious chandeliers.
Lastly, those who want to save on installation costs are recommended to go for wireless remotes. “Having a wireless remote gives you the option to not install a wall control and just use a remote or having both options,” explains the rep. Wireless remotes are very practical and many find that though they can be used in any part of the house, they are most ideal for bedrooms when people are feeling too lazy or sleepy to get off the bed to turn on the fan.
Lights2You.com.au has a collection of advice and tips to help homeowners save on energy costs and keep lights and fans working efficiently through the different seasons. It’s also one of Australia’s premiere providers of great lighting products.