As warm weather arrives along the Front Range, you’ll likely be spending more time outside. While summer isn’t here yet, you may have already done a few of your favorite hikes, and you might be working on getting the back yard or front porch in order for evening gatherings of friends and family.
At The Light Center in Fort Collins, we want you to be able to enjoy the warmer months of the year, and with outdoor ceiling fans on your deck or porch, you can stay cool while sitting outside!
Keep the Air Moving
There are evenings during the spring and summer when you want to sit outside and watch the sun set, but when there’s no air moving, it can feel a bit stifling on your porch. With new outdoor fans, you can keep the air circulating, making it more comfortable while you sit outside.
If you have a sunroom or enclosed porch, then it can be extremely beneficial to add ceiling fans to this area. Since the space is likely in direct sunlight for a majority of the day during the summer, the fans will help keep the room cool. You can come home, pour yourself a cool drink, and sit down to enjoy the nice weather without having to worry about being too warm.
If you want to add fans to a space where they could be exposed to wind and weather, then it’s important that they’re designed for outdoor use. Damp- or outdoor-rated fans are designed to get wet and should be able to withstand inclement weather, such as summer thunderstorms. If you go to a local hardware or home goods store, pick out a standard fan, and install it on your porch or deck, then you might come home to a broken fixture after a storm.
By visiting our lighting showroom, you can work with an expert who can help you choose the right fan for your outdoor space. We know which fixtures are appropriate for a backyard deck, front porch, and anywhere else that a fan might be exposed to the elements.
Maintaining Your Fans
Once your fans are in place, you’ll want to make sure that you maintain them as best you can. They likely won’t have light kits, but if they do, then check the bulbs every so often to see if they’re working. You’ll also want to ensure that you’re using outdoor-rated bulbs so that they last longer and provide better lighting.
As for cleaning your fans, the blades will likely attract dust and debris on a regular basis. The last thing you want is to turn on a fan and have dust fly everywhere. A weekly blade cleaning can keep your fans running properly and can guard against issues that impact the fixture’s operation.
If you’re interested in outdoor ceiling fans for your home, then visit The Light Center in Fort Collins today. We have an amazing selection to choose from, and you can find your new fans just in time for the warmer months of the year.