Using Your Gazebo in The Summer

by Charene Clark 07/28/2019

No doubt, your gazebo is a great place to get out of the sun. Staying under a pergola shields you from the sun but does not stop the heat associated with the summer. Fortunately, you can use your gazebo in such a way that it will not only serve as cover, but it will stay cool during summer. Here are some steps you can take to make your pergola stay cool: 

Outdoor fans 

Not every fan is ideal for use outdoors; choose fans that come with all-weather plastic blades and corrosion-resistant materials. Also, make sure the wire casings of such fans are sealed and water-resistant. So, when looking for the right fan for your gazebo, you should consider wet-rated outdoor fans that can withstand conditions like snow, wind, and rain. You might think of other option if your gazebo is completely enclosed.

You can also install an outdoor ceiling fan in your gazebo. They are useful for cooling. There are various models of ceiling fans designed for gazebos and also have different powering options. Another possibility is a portable fan that you can use outdoors. Most of these fans require electricity; a few run on solar power and batteries. 


Misters spray water particle that absorbs heat into the atmosphere. The particle absorbs heat and turns into vapor cooling the surrounding by a process known as ‘cooling by evaporation. ' You can reduce ambient temperature by about 30 degrees with this method. Some of the portable fans mentioned earlier can feature a mister, or you may decide to install it in addition to a fan. 

Swamp coolers

They are also known as evaporative coolers. Swamp coolers employ the power of evaporation to produce air that is cool and moist. They cool the surrounding air by pushing warm air through a pad soaked in water. This device uses little electricity. Some swamp coolers run on the same amount of power you will use to light up a 60-watt bulb. 

A portable swamp cooler is an excellent option for your gazebo. The devices come in different models, most runs on electricity and there are solar models, too. It is worth noting that some portable coolers come with wheels while others come without wheels. 

Apart from that, they come in different capacities depending on the size of the water tank as well as the cubic feet per minute of air the cooler can move.

If you are looking for ways to make your patio cooler this summer, these ideas will make your gazebo awesome for summer hangouts.

About the Author

Charene Clark

A resident of Old Lyme since 1992, Charene has been specializing in residential real estate for over 24 years, serving Eastern Connecticut to the Rhode Island state line. A consistent top producer with extensive knowledge of residential sales including single and multi-family properties, condominium sales and new construction condo projects. Charene is dedicated to the profession with 5 years served on the Board of Directors for the Eastern CT Real Estate Information Service (MLS), including a year as president and involved in the community through local non-profit organizations, an animal advocate, and an avid runner. Charene's success is attributed to good communication and rapport with clients and peers, knowledge and experience in changing markets and providing professional service with a personal touch. Member: National Assoc. of Realtors; Connecticut Assoc. of Realtors; Eastern CT Assoc. of Realtors. Past President: Eastern CT Realtor Information Service. Founder: 4PAWS, Inc. A non-profit organization (1998-2004)