Outdoor Misting Systems for Perfect Cooling
Everything to Know About Keeping Cool with Misting Systems
Imagine a nice, breezy, cool summer day. The sun is bright, the grass is a luscious green, and the temperature is just right to spend some quality time outside.
While this is an ideal summer afternoon, it certainly does not describe a typical one. Most of the time, you're going to have days that are 90 degrees and higher, making your central air conditioning indispensable. But what about the kids? It's tough to send them outside when the weather is so incredibly hot. Still, it would be nice to get them out of your hair.
Its 95 degrees outside, and there isn't even a sliver of shade in sight. Even in the dugout, it feels like it's over 90 degrees. Though they won't be as active as they would be in a soccer match, the kids are going to sweat a ton as they stand on the field during today's baseball game. You have four coolers full of water, but water isn't going to cool them down when they come into the dugout between innings -- it will just keep them from dehydrating. Is there anything else you can do to keep these kids cool?
A high pressure mist system kit can cool outdoor temperatures up to 30 degrees, meaning a long and comfortable day outside for the kids -- and yourself. They can decrease dust levels that come along with the summer months, as well as odors that can arise. That will allow you and the kids a lot more quality time in the sun. Summer just became a lot more bearable.
The system is simple and is easy to have installed. It contains nylon or stainless steel pipes, spray nozzles, and a pump. The pump forces water drawn from your home through the tubes, and is expelled through the misting nozzles. It's really as simple as that. You'll be enjoying all of the benefits of mist system in no time.
Though water is being sprayed, it feels like a cool breeze passing across your skin. There is no damp or wet feeling with high pressure mist systems. That's because the high pressure pump allows water to leave the nozzles in drops that are smaller in diameter than a human hair.
If you live in one of the hot southern states, or in any other area that is plagued by extreme heat and humidity, you ought to consider looking into the latest advancement in cooling technology; outdoor misting systems. Outdoor cooling systems have the ability to cool the temperature in your surrounding area by up to thirty degrees. Our patented outdoor cooling systems reduce the temperature through a process known as flash evaporation. Pressurized water is forced through a specialized nozzle that converts the water into a fine mist. The mist is then dispersed and circulated by a fan, thus bringing the temperature of the air to a reasonably bearable level.
When the body is exposed to extreme temperatures, it perspires in order to keep its internal temperature under control. Using a normal fan to circulate the air, the sweat then evaporates, resulting in a cooling of the surface (your skin). The circulating air also helps remove heat radiated by the body. Adding mist to that amplifies the cooling process and keeps the temperature at a lower level.
A single misting system can cool surrounding temperatures by up to 25 degrees. So, while the opposing team cool themselves by waving paper fans and dumping buckets of water over their heads, your team can enjoy a crisp 80-degree dugout. Not only will this keep them less fatigued and better able to play the game, but it will keep them safer: the risk of dehydration and heat stroke is greatly reduced. Bringing one of these along to the game will make you the coolest parent on the team -- literally.
We have a number of outdoor mist systems to fit most any budget. We can also work with you to devise a customized evaporative cooling system that will meet your specific needs. Regardless of the one you choose, all misting systems work on the same basic principles. The components of a basic outdoor misting system include a water reservoir, a water pump, a series of spray nozzles, and a fan to disperse the fine water mist. While most outdoor misting systems are comprised of the same basic components, not all misting systems function in the same manner. At Cool-Off.com, we use only the best parts and components in all of our products.
Another benefit of a misting system is how little energy it uses. It uses roughly 80% less energy than an air conditioner -- not that you would lug an air conditioner into the dugout. In fact, even if you were to bring that air conditioner along, it wouldn't have nearly the open-air cooling power of a misting system. So, for less energy (which means less money), you get a more powerful outdoor cooling system. And, since it doesn't use freon, it is more environmentally safe, too!
Misting systems work best in a low humidity environment. However, because humidity falls relatively when temperatures exceed 90 degrees, they are still highly effective even in more humid conditions.
Our outdoor cooling systems can be used in a wide variety of applications and settings. If you are the type of person who likes to spend summer afternoons on your back patio but you can't bear the heat and humidity, an evaporative cooling system will provide you with the relief that you need. Perhaps you are a farmer with a staff of farm workers and animals that are required to work outside even on those terribly hot days? In cases such as this, we would recommend that you consider purchasing a portable outdoor misting system. We have portable outdoor misting systems that are specifically designed to meet the needs farm workers.
We have also designed and installed a number of outdoor misting systems for various sports and entertainment events. One of our recent installations was at a local college. In this case, the faculty felt it was necessary to protect their football team from the heat by purchasing one of our sideline misting fan systems. We installed a couple of our systems on the sidelines of their football field and, needless to say, the players were all very relieved! In fact, it has become one of the most popular sports field in the region. Coincidence? We think not.
High pressure mist systems have uses beyond cooling, too. They are ideal for adding humidity to greenhouses or other growing environments. Fires and the resulting smoke can be controlled by them, much like a sprinkler system, and they provide excellent air filtration. They can even eye-catching effects around pools, garden, and other outdoor areas.
Low and medium pressure mist systems are more cost-effective alternatives to their high pressure counterparts. Though they leave a slightly damper feeling, they do reduce temperatures by up to 10 degrees, which is still a welcome break in the dog days of summer. Either way you choose to go, a mist system can lead to your best summer yet!