Do you find that you spend much less time on your patio or decking area
in the hot Arizona sunny days, because it is simply too hot? Why not extent
the life of your outdoor living space by adding a residential misting
or fogging system? It is much more affordable than in the past and provides
comfort for your family and animals even in our hot Arizona heat.
You can enjoy your patio all long with the addition of a quality high pressure
misting system or what is commonly called a fogging system. Outdoor misting
systems work by pressurizing water then forcing it through a small opening
in the specially designed mist nozzle to create very fine water droplets
that appear as “mist” or “fog.” As this water
evaporates, it creates a cooling affect from 20 degrees Fahrenheit to
as much as a 30 degree reduction with the right conditions (low humidity)
which can be found in the Arizona Valley, for much of our summer. A properly
designed misting system, from the experts, produces a “curtain”
of mist on the open sides of your patio or gazebo that allows you to entertain
or just relax in your outdoor patio or pool deck areas. The misting experts
recommend, sectional misting and/or misting fans because they are a great
way to protect against heat stress. Did you know that these misting or
fogging systems also can help to control dust, airborne particulates like
pollen and even discourage flying insects? The new updated misting and
fogging systems are great for your home or business use.
Misting has been used effectively here in the Phoenix, desert for decades
by restaurants, resorts and shopping centers to prevent guests/patrons
from suffering in the heat while waiting for a table, seated outdoors
or just giving that cool, pleasant feeling when entering a place of business.
For some high profile businesses in the Valley, a quality commercial grade
misting system or fogging is a must!
Don’t forget about your animals. According to the professional experts,
it is important to think about your animals too. They suffer from the
hot weather also. We want our animals that live outdoors to be as comfortable
as possible too. Whether it is horse stables, dog kennels, aviaries or
livestock, high temperatures can cause health problems for most animals.
Sectional misting and/or misting fans are a great way to protect against
Today’s quality mister systems employ high pressure pumps (up to
1000 PSI) that when used with stainless steel precision nozzles work to
minimize the issue of clogging, which was a common problem, according
to the experts with the earlier systems. The misting or fogging nozzles
themselves are now available in a self-closing design that shut off the
moment the pump does so that the “shut down dripping” is practically
eliminated along with the water spots on decks or patios associated often
associated with it. However, it is important to do the proper maintenance.
Nozzles still need periodic cleaning depending on how much the system
is run, but easy removal and soaking in a mild acidic solution such as
vinegar or CLR is all that is needed to resolve the issue of clogged misters.
If you plan to run your misting system for long periods on most days (commercial,
livestock) the experts highly recommend that having a spare set of nozzles
is very convenient. Simply replace the “used" fogging nozzles
with clean ones before moving your ladder to the next set. The pumps that
the experts use today are also very quiet, so when conventionally installed
on the side of the home of up on a flat roof are barely audible. These
misting nozzles are now available in a variety of colors, so that they
blend with your outside décor.
Enjoy your patio and outdoor spaces even during the hottest times with
the simple principal of evaporative cooling, perfect for desert living.