Some say that research is revealing that global warming is making summers longer and hotter every year. 

If the heat has been chasing you inside, it's time to look into installing some outdoor ceiling fans. Outdoor ceiling fans can create a cooling breeze no matter the weather, and allow you to spend more time in your outdoor living areas.

However, before making a buying decision, you need to know how to pick the best ceiling fans for your space. Continue reading to find out everything you need to know to make a smart purchase and beat the heat. 


When planning a ceiling fan installation, the first thing to think about is size. If you have a large area you want to cool, you might want to opt for larger ceiling fans to suit the space.

Alternatively, you can also choose to get a ceiling fan company to install multiple smaller-sized ceiling fans. 


Gone are the days when ceiling fans were eye-sores. Now there is an endless choice of attractive designs to choose from. 

To pick the right fan design, think about the theme of your outdoor area. Is it rustic, modern, minimal, tropical, eclectic?

Sleek, modern ceiling fans—such as the Modern Forms Axis Flush Mount—tend to look best in minimal- and industrial-themed spaces. 

On the other hand, if yours is more rustic, boho, or tropical space, you might want to go for a softer design. Wood blades can be a great option in these spaces. Or you can consider something like this Tropical Leaf Ceiling Fan by Gulf Coast Fans. 

Water Resistance

Another thing to think about when looking at outdoor ceiling fans is their water resistance rating. 

Most outdoor ceiling fans are rated as either suitable for wet or damp locations. If there is a chance that your ceiling fan will experience occasional exposure to rain, you will definitely want to opt for one that is wet rated. 

On the other hand, if your outdoor ceiling fans will be securely covered, then ones that are damp-rated should be fine. 

Keep in mind though, wet-rated outdoor ceiling fans are constructed to be more weather resistant. Therefore they have better durability against the outdoor elements and their components will typically last longer, no matter where they are placed. 


Lastly, when doing a ceiling fan installation, you should also consider whether or not you want smart capabilities. The smart home sector is booming as consumers vie to make their homes more connected and energy-efficient.

If you want to enjoy these perks—and make your home more marketable when it comes time to sell—a smart ceiling fan is a savvy choice. Smart, modern ceiling fans can connect to your home hub and your phone. You can program on and off periods, and operate them remotely or through voice. 

We Are Your One-Stop Shop for Outdoor Ceiling Fans

Outdoor ceiling fans can transform your outdoor living area into an ambient oasis. Pick one that is the right size, design, and wet rating, and you'll be enjoying a cool breeze for years to come. 

If you're looking for high-quality outdoor ceiling fans from a ceiling fan company that cares, you are in the right place. 

Here at Palm Fan Store, we supply the best ceiling fans made from premium finishes and components. Shop our range of outdoor ceiling fanstoday.