In the middle of the summertime it can get very humid throughout the day and night time; this can be exaggerated further when confined in a gazebo or marquee so a breeze is a welcome feel for whoever is under the shelters. Many of the gazebo fans are also supplied with built in lighting meaning that the party can carry on into the middle of the night.
One side effect of using these fans that many people do not realise until they actually turn them on is that they also disperse any insect life that is flying around the gazebo so all in all everyone’s enjoyment increases double fold as a result.
They come in many shapes and sizes so there is a lot of choice but when deciding you must make sure that they are manufactured to meet your countries safety requirements.
You will also need to ensure that the actual gazebo or canopy is strong enough to hold the weight of the fan and that you have a safe power source for it to plug into.
When selecting the fan you will notice that there are different sized blades to many of them, there is a reason for this, they are made to suit all sizes of shelters so if you get one that is too large it will provide too much breeze and one that is too small will hardly make any breeze at all, check that the fan is suited for the shelter size.
The height of the gazebo or canopy is also a major factor, if the blades are to low they are liable to injure somebody and then you could be liable for a claim against you. In most countries the minimum height for the fans is seven feet, if the shelter is lower than this then you will not be able to add a fan to it.
Many of the gazebo fans can be operated by remote control and some of the models have insect resistant lighting, basically this means that the insects are not attracted to the lights which in turn will be less maintenance for you as you will not have to clean them as often.
Suppliers of Gazebo and Canopy Fans
This company has a range of fans that can be used in outdoor shelters, some of these come with a lighting unit, others do not so always check when browsing. The can supply all of the different sizes of blades to suit the size of the shelter and all of the items are supplied with the appropriate guarantee. Their prices start at approx. £100 and range up to £200 for the larger bladed models.
Another lighting company that can also supply ceiling fans for gazebos. Some of their models have a reversing switch which also allows them to pull back warmer air into the shelter during the autumn months. As above their pricing starts at approx. £100 for basic fan units and increases accordingly to model size and any extras.
The largest range of outdoor ceiling fans are found on this websites, all of their models also have a rating for prevention of moisture entering the units, very handy to know if you are receiving adverse weather conditions on a regular basis. They have been trading for over 25 years and prices for their fans start from $400 up to $900 for their more extensive models.