When you’re looking at a Hunter outdoor ceiling fan, you need to take a number of things into consideration. The most important thing is to look at the natural climate of your fan. Keep in mind – this is an outdoor fan. It’s going to have to deal with all of the things that happen outside. You are sitting inside a lot of the time, so you don’t always know what is happening outdoors on your porch (or wherever you decide to mount the Hunter outdoor fan). The fan you install could have to deal with dampness, salt, rain; potentially even snow. So, what kind of fan makes sense?
Essentially, you’ll want to purchase a Hunter outdoor ceiling fan that can stand up to all of the outside weather conditions that mother nature can throw at it. If you install a Hunter fan that can’t stand up to the climate and weather, the fan will start to slow down, or may not operate properly at all. It’s hard to say what kind of problems the fan will run into if it’s not suited for the weather conditions.
- Damp rated – for damp environments, but not necessarily wet environments
- Salt rated – when living by the sea and having to deal with salt deposits
- Wet rated – for rainy, wet climates where the fan is expected to deal with rain and water on a common basis