Summer is the time for sports. Whether it's junior soccer for the kids, the company softball league dad decided to join this year, or peewee football for the little ones, everyone wants to get out and play a game or two once the temperature warms up. Even if you remember to stay hydrated and put on the proper amount of sunscreen, though, there is a risk that you won't be able to beat the heat after it reaches a certain temperature. However, if you're looking for a way to keep cool while still getting into the spirit of the season, then it might be time to think about setting up misting fans on your home field.
If you're thinking of those fans you often see on restaurant patios that keep things cool for the outdoor patrons, those are exactly
the same fans we're talking about. They can do a lot more than let you enjoy your sandwich in comfort when the temperature soars.
How Will Misting Fans Help Athletes Beat The Heat?
When you're out on the field, you're going to work up a sweat. That just comes with the territory. And, as we all know, as your sweat evaporates it cools you down so your body doesn't overheat. Well, misting fans work off the same scientific principle. The difference is that these fans don't soak you down the way your sweat does. Instead, they spray tiny droplets of water into the air, which immediately sap heat from the area in order to turn the water into vapor. This creates a pocket of cool air, which the fan blows out in a refreshing, cooling arc. So, what began as a small, localized effect can cover a fairly large area... like a dugout, or a bench on the sidelines. And as long as you're more than a few inches away from the fan, you won't even get a little bit damp.
The major advantage that misting fans have over other temperature control solutions is that they can be set up no matter a sporting area's layout, and needs. Whether it's a permanent installation on the fence down at the basketball court, or a temporary tent-style setup on the sidelines of the soccer field, misting fans provide a lot of flexibility for how you manage your heat exposure. More importantly, as long as you can get water and electricity to them, they can provide you and your team with a great deal of relief from the worst of the heat. This allows you to keep your head in the game and avoids problems like heat stroke, heat exhaustion, cramps, and other difficulties that typically come with playing hard when the mercury rises.
Play Hard, But Play It Safe As Well
Safety is primary when it comes to our summertime sports. It's why we make sure we have all our protective gear on, it's why we keep hydrated, and why we make sure we've got all the proper carbs, salts, and calories in ourselves before we take the field and start playing. If you can keep yourself, and the team, cool, though, then that relief can make a big difference both during the game and when the final whistle has been blown. While you might be able to tough it out for the game, there's no reason for you and your teammates to suffer if you don't have to. Or the other team, for that matter. Especially when misting fans
are a flexible, easy way to make sure there's plenty of cool air to go around for the players, and for the crowd.