Smafan CARRO Outdoor Ceiling Fan Collection

Do I need a damp-rated outdoor ceiling fan?

A damp-rated ceiling fan is a fan that is built to withstand moisture and humidity but should not come into direct contact with the elements. If you plan to install your ceiling fan in a covered outdoor living area, such as a pergola, gazebo, deck, patio, or veranda, it must be damp-rated and ETL-certified for outdoor use. Enjoy comfortable cooling and versatile lighting for years to come with the help of a Smafan Outdoor Fan! Perfect for covered porches and sunrooms, Smafan offers a wide range of outdoor ceiling fans, all of which are created with premium materials, a damp rating, and an ETL certification to ensure safe and seamless performance in any outdoor living space. If you're looking for a more stylish and luxurious option, be sure to check out our Ceiling Fan Chandlier Collection.

Select from Smafan outdoor fans with/ without lights

Smafan has many outdoor fans to choose from, including outdoor fans with and without lighting, for the perfect fit and functionality in any space. For those who just want to add cooling airflow to their patio area, Smafan offers high-velocity and powerful CFM ceiling fans without light. These fans are subtle and deliver strong air speeds to blend seamlessly into your existing decor and lighting. For those who want fine-tuned control of their cooling and lighting, Smafan offers outdoor fans featuring LED lighting that allows you to alternate between three color temperatures and fully dim the lighting from 100% to 1%. To ensure the right fit, you must also select the proper mounting type; flush mount for low-profile patios or an extended downrod for high and slightly sloped ceilings. Check out our How to Choose a Ceiling Fan post for additional tips and advice!

Do outdoor ceiling fans come with Smart features? 

Experience the convenience of Smart control and advanced features, even in your outdoor space! Smafan's outdoor ceiling fan collections are designed with Smart technology that will expand your control options and connect seamlessly to your existing Smart home devices to help you automate your home's cooling and lighting. Connect your Smart ceiling fan to the Carrohome App for access to your fan settings, directly from your smartphone. You can also link your fan to Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri Shortcuts for convenient voice control when your hands are dirty gardening or busy barbecuing. Finally, schedule your fan to turn on at exact times and precise settings, or set a timer to have your fan shut off automatically after 1 - 8 hours. 

What outdoor ceiling fan styles are available? 

Whether you are looking to create an enchanted garden or a tropical paradise, Smafan has the perfect outdoor ceiling fan style for any decor and personality. Our Farmhouse-style ceiling fans combine the perfect amount of charm and modern technology to capture the tage feel of Farmhouse decor while delivering modern lighting and control options. If your style is more on the modern side, select from our sleek and futuristic fan options with three bladvines, undulated silhouettes, and elegant finishes. From Traditional to Industrial, Smafan has the fan style and functions that will complement your home while creating the most comfortable outdoor environment possible.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What are outdoor ceiling fans and why do I need one?

Outdoor ceiling fans are designed for use in covered outdoor spaces such as patios, pergolas, and gazebos. They help keep you cool and comfortable during hot summer days by circulating air and reducing heat.

Are outdoor ceiling fans weather-resistant?

Yes, Smafan outdoor fans are weather-resistant and designed for cover outdoor space use. They are made with materials that are able to withstand the elements and are typically rated for damp conditions.

Can I install an outdoor ceiling fan myself?

Installing an outdoor ceiling fan can be a DIY project for those with basic electrical knowledge and tools. However, it's always recommended to consult the manufacturer's instructions and follow proper safety precautions. The Smafan ceiling fan is known for being easy to install, with clear instructions and a streamlined design for simple installation. However, if you're unsure about your ability to install it yourself, it's always best to consult a licensed electrician for assistance.

How do I clean my outdoor ceiling fan?

To clean your outdoor ceiling fan, first turn off the power to the fan. Then, use a soft cloth or duster to clean the blades and fixture. For tougher dirt or grime, you can use a mild soap solution and a damp cloth. Be sure to dry the fan thoroughly after cleaning. It's recommended to clean your fan at least once a year.

What is the recommended blade span for an outdoor ceiling fan?

The recommended blade span for an outdoor ceiling fan varies depending on the size of the area it will be used in. For an outdoor ceiling fan, a blade span of 44-52 inches is recommended for small to medium sized areas (such as a covered patio or porch), while a blade span of 56 inches or larger is better suited for larger outdoor spaces (such as an outdoor living room or dining area). Please refer to the our size guide if you are not sure.

Can outdoor ceiling fans be controlled remotely?

Yes, Smafan provide outdoor ceiling fans with  remote controll, allowing you to control the fan speed and direction from a distance. Additionally, there are also smart ceiling fans that can be controlled through a mobile app or voice assistant, such as Google Home and Amazon Alexa.

Are outdoor ceiling fans energy efficient?

Yes, Smafan outdoor ceiling fans are energy efficient and come with Energy Star certifications. This means they use less energy, saving you money on your energy bills.

Can an indoor fan be used in covered patio or covered porches?

Unfortunately, an indoor fan cannot be used in covered porch or covered patio. Even if your outdoor space is partially enclosed or screened, indoor ceiling fans are not rated or approved to handle any amount of moisture. This means that using an indoor fan outdoors can be extremely dangerous, as it can create a potential fire hazard.