As you cool off indoors with your air conditioner during the summer months, what about staying cool outside? If you plan on grilling on your patio or lounging about on the deck, there is a solution to staying cool while enjoying a beautiful summer day. For a chill summer both indoors and out, consider installing a mist cooling system.
What is Mist Cooling?
Mist cooling systems work by spraying water into the air where it immediately evaporates. Since the mist evaporates through heat absorption, it lowers the air temperature without getting you wet. In fact, mist cooling systems can quickly lower the immediate air temperature by 20-30 degrees. These systems are often found in public areas such as sports fields, zoos, and amusement parks to keep the environment cool.
If you are looking to enjoy the summer months on your patio, a mist cooling system is a great way to stay comfortable despite the hot weather. They are also great for watering plants, especially for those that require more care and attention. So if you have a small outdoor garden arranged around your patio, a mist cooling system will ensure that they are well watered and happy while keeping you cool during the summer.
Types of Mist Cooling Systems
There are a variety of mist cooling systems on the market but the two common solutions are misting line systems and misting fan systems. While the two operate in a similar way, the primary distinction is that the misting fan system introduces convective cooling to reach a greater distance than the misting line system. Either system will work well depending on your needs, but here is what you should keep in mind:
Misting Line Systems - These misting systems operate by forcing water through specially designed nozzles to spray mist into the air. They are available in low, mid, and high pressure models that have their benefits and drawbacks. For example, low pressure lines are relatively affordable and easy to install; however, anyone near the line may get wet from the lack of pressure. On the flip side, high pressure systems are excellent for larger spaces but typically cost more.
Misting Fan Systems – Similar to misting line systems, fan systems rely on different pressure gauges to cool the environment. They operate by combining a mist system with convective cooling to introduce wind-chill to the space. Generally, the low pressure fan systems are more affordable but may soak anyone nearby while high pressure systems cost more but are efficient at cooling a larger area.