There are areas in your house where you may need air conditioning, but these areas may not be exactly indoors. Places like the gazebo and patio where guests may want to relax during a house party. For this reason, you would want these areas to have quality air conditioning just like your living room.
However, the living room fan is designed for indoor use. You will need to find an outdoor ceiling fan that will withstand the weather conditions. The outdoor ceiling fan has two main variations. There is one designed to withstand tolerable levels of moisture (dampness), and one that can withstand wet conditions such as snow and rain. It is not advisable to use an indoor fan outdoors, by trying to improvise your own casing for it. The electrical hazards may pose greater loses than what you are trying to save.
There are several differences in design that Hampton bay ceiling fans suitable for outdoor weather conditions. The blades of the cheap outdoor ceiling fans are made from materials that is moisture resistant such as plastic or metal as opposed to plywood as may be the case with some indoor fans. Even when faced with low levels of moisture, plywood may warp and cause the blade to lose shape.
Manufactures also invent technologies to keep out moisture from the electronic components of the fan. This is very important given the danger posed by mixing electricity with water. A protective seal is built around the motor, which is where most of the sensitive electronic components are. The protective layer is sometimes made of material that can keep off moisture and a layer that will absorb excess moisture that finds its way in.
Additionally, rust poses a big problem for the durability of the fan. Materials such as the seal, screws and other metallic parts are made from materials that are resistant to rust even in damp conditions.