Enhancing outdoor spaces: Four reasons to add a pergola ceiling fan
Gazebos and pergolas are popular home decoration trend, and for good reason. They can transform your backyard into a fresh, inviting space that’s perfect for getting some much needed relaxation. Add a pergola ceiling fan and you'll have the best outdoor space on the block. Live more life... outside Both gazebos and pergolas are outdoor structures that provide shade and extend the outdoor living space of a home. What’s the difference? Gazebos have a closed roof, where pergolas have a more open roof with beams and rafters. Look for weather resistant fans with the appropriate weather rating to make sure your fan blades don’t droop and the electrical elements are protected from moisture. Damp-rated fans are appropriate for covered gazebos, but a pergola needs a wet-rated fan. Wet-rated pergola ceiling fans are specifically tested and engineered to withstand rainfall. Temperature control Stay cool in the summer heat. Ceiling fans cool by what’s called the “wind chill effect,” where the air brushing on your skin keeps you cool much like the feeling of having an open window in a moving car. Stay cool in the summer heat and warm in the winter fall chill. When the temperature drops, you can reverse your ceiling fan direction to spread warm air trapped near the ceiling and heat up the area. Keep bugs away Not feeling insect repellent after dinner? A pergola ceiling fan is a great (and chemical-free) way to keep bugs from ruining your relaxation. Many bugs are weak fliers, so a running fan makes sure they can’t get near you. They definitely don't stand a chance against one of our SureSpeed™ Guarantee fans on high speed. Take that mosquitoes! Lighting A lot of people don’t get to use their outdoor rooms during the day, since they’re only home at night. Make your space usable at any time by adding a outdoor ceiling fan with lights as part of your lighting design. Use lighting that sets the right mood for your gazebo. Softer lighting helps to set an airy, romantic mood, while brighter lighting can be used for security. The right fan lighting can be the centerpiece that accentuates your design, or it can illuminate your space on its own.