Do Misting Systems Really Keep Your Patio Cool?
In Phoenix the U.S, summertime can bring a lot of unbearable heat that many people can live without. This is why a good number of them spend their time indoors in places with cool air-conditioning. Some have even taken the practical road by installing misting systems outside their homes in their patios or garden to be able to enjoy some sun while not feeling totally miserable. So, do misting systems really keep your patio cool?
Misting Systems Reduce Temperatures Up to 20°
It is a proven fact that misting systems do keep your patio cool. These systems utilize steel tubes that misting system providers place on top of your patio. These tubes release water pressure from a misting pump located near the patio’s nearest water source. When the system releases mist, this basically absorbs heat surrounding your patio while still retaining coolness as it drops on your skin. Additionally, water in gas form (Mist) distributes more effectively over a large area as compared to water that tends to drop to the floor due to its heavier weight, which physics suggest will drop to the floor instead of gliding through air. As mist glides through the air, its natural tendency would be to absorb the hot air, thus cooling your entire patio substantially.
How Misting Pumps Effectively Creates Mist in a Patio Setting
Misting pumps are the most integral component in misting systems. Without them, misting would be virtually impossible as these pumps convert water into gaseous form at 1,000 Pound-force Per Square Inch (PSI). How these misting pumps achieve water conversion is through high amounts of pressure applied to streaming water that travels through the pump and then finally through the steel bars mounted on top of a patio. The steel bars contain numerous openings or orifices that release mist at rates depending on how large the orifices are on the steel bars. The larger the holes on these bars, the more mist is deployed. In addition, with a strong misting pump, users can adjust them to produce stronger PSI, which leads to cooler temperatures.
How to Enhance Coolness with a Misting System
Sometimes misting systems are not enough to provide the coolness that most people want in their patios. For this, they must be practical and use other household appliances to enhance the effect of misting. A good suggestion to enhance the coolness in any patio or outdoor setting would be to use an ordinary electric fan and place it strategically where all persons are seated. This should push the cool mist towards their general direction, thus enhancing coolness all around. Furthermore, most misting system providers have misting fans available. These fans have nozzles that connect directly to misting pumps that convert water into mist. As these fans are operated, the nozzles release mist that is blown into the direction where the fan is facing.
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