Tips For Historic Home Owners (#15 The Porch Fan Solution)

By Scott Sidler • December 14, 2012

If you live in a part of the world like I do, where insects are a daily nuisance, you’ll want to pay close attention to this tip!

With Mosquitos and other annoying pests just waiting for you to step outside, you might be tempted to screen in your wonderful open air porch so you can get a little enjoyment out of it.

My wife and I tried almost every product on the market to regain control of our porch. Sprays, candles, foggers, lures. None of them made a big enough difference to allow us to enjoy our front porch. Until we tried one very simple idea- a ceiling fan.

You see, Mosquitos are weak fliers and can’t fly in breezy areas. And a ceiling fan creates a strong enough breeze that they will have a hard time getting to you. Not to mention, the breeze helps throw off the scent trail that they follow to find you in the first place.

So, before you change your historic porch by adding a screen enclosure where one was never intended, try a simple ceiling fan and take back your porch!

Share Away!

4 thoughts on “Tips For Historic Home Owners (#15 The Porch Fan Solution)”

  1. I am adding a 430×10” farmhouse porch and cannot afford to screen it all so this is a great tip! I know it will work as you don’t see bugs on windy days – thanks!

  2. I’ve tried it and it does work. I use a small plug in portable Vornado fan. A Zippi. Maybe I’ll wire for a ceiling fan.

Leave a comment!

Keep the conversation going! Your email address will not be published.


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.