When searching for outdoor fans, it is important to look for something that can handle the weather and will last longer than just a few uses.
The majority of fans that people choose to use outdoors are not made for the weather, but many times people cannot tell the difference between indoor and outdoor fans.
The first thing to consider if a person is going to be buying a fan for the outdoors is if it is going to get wet.
Sometimes people like to use misters while they have one blowing to circulate the cool air, but indoor fans are not created to handle moisture and can get damaged by the water.
Some are created to handle getting wet and have blades that are plastic and the wiring is insulated to keep the water from getting to the electrical.
Buying a fan that is listed as wet location use will be the best choice.
The next thing to consider is if it is going to be in the direct sun for prolonged periods of time.
Indoor fans will become weathered and fall apart in the sun, but the ones made for being in the sun are made with materials that are resistant and will not rust or fade.
Searching for a fan for outside is a fairly simple task, especially since most stores carry many different varieties.
Overall, deciding on the correct one may save a person a few dollars each year since they will not have to keep replacing their fan.