When it comes to keeping cool in the midst of the sweltering summer heat, perhaps nothing is more effective than a misting system. When shade simply isn’t enough to ward off the climbing temps, a misting system can cool the air and provide instant, soothing relief to everyone nearby. If you’ve recently invested in one of these incredible products or you’re considering doing so, here are a few tips to help you really get the most bang for your buck.
First, let’s understand exactly how a misting system works. It’s based on a theory known as “thermal dynamics.” This theory holds that water requires energy to change from liquid to vapor, or evaporate. When the water leaves the nozzles of the misting system, it uses energy from the hot air to change into vapor. As that energy is consumed, the temperature of the air automatically drops. In some instances, a cooling system can lower the temperature by up to 30 degrees!
Now that you understand how the product works, let’s take a look at what you can do to maximize its use on your patio or other outdoor space.
- Make sure your system is operating at its fullest potential. For instance, a high pressure misting system has an output of 1000 PSI. This level ensures that the water is sufficiently transformed into the ultra-fine droplets required for evaporation to occur.
- Verify that all nozzles are working properly. When turned on, there should be no visible water coming out of any of the nozzles. If there is, try cleaning the nozzle in question. If it’s still not working the way it should, you may need to replace it.
- Direct your mist line toward the center of the area you’re trying to cool. This will ensure that the evaporated water will be concentrated toward the desired space.
- Combine your misting system with a misting fan (or several). To truly maximize the cooling within the desired area, you can add one or more misting fans. This will provide an additional level of chilled air that can be more accurately pointed in a specific direction. Placing a fan in each corner of a square patio can further enhance the cooling effect.
Ready to get started but still not sure what set up would be right for you? Don’t guess. Give us a call at 800-504-6478. Our experts can help you design the ideal misting system to suit your specific needs. And, as always…stay cool, my friends.