As the weather outside starts to heat up and the summer season begins, you’ll probably find yourself spending more time near a pool or spending weekends outside with friends.
Many Phoenicians simply abandon their outdoor spaces for half the year due to the excessive temperatures, which is an unfortunate waste of your outdoor entertaining space.
Homeowners are now opting for outdoor misting systems to keep their patios and backyards cool and comfortable year-round.
While some people might decide to install a mist system themselves, many are disappointed in the results. Home improvement stores don’t carry commercial-grade equipment capable of atomizing water.
How Mist Keeps You Cool
So how do misting systems work? The secret to your outdoor comfort lies in the science behind evaporative cooling. A misting system usually consists of a series of nozzles placed around the perimeter of your patio or outdoor entertaining space, connected through a series of stainless steel pipes.
A high-pressure pump is connected to the water source, which increases the water pressure by up to 10x its normal rate. By increasing the water pressure above 700 psi, the water molecules are atomized, pushing the smallest possible droplets through the nozzles.
As the water droplets are introduced to the hot outside air, they flash evaporate. The process of evaporation requires a source of energy: in this case, the hot air molecules. When the air molecules expend energy to evaporate the water droplets they begin to cool.
This process is repeated for each droplet and, as the misting system continues to spray, the surrounding air can be cooled by more than 30 degrees Fahrenheit.
Benefits of Misting Systems
Because misting systems release large amounts of water into the air, they can be used as more than just cooling systems.
If the water droplets are released into an enclosed space the humidity levels quickly rise. Misting systems can be used as effective humidifiers in many situations. Depending on their placement your misters can even double as a plant watering system.
As compared to the cost of running an air conditioning unit, misting systems are an energy-efficient solution to outdoor cooling. The mist pump uses significantly less electricity than an air conditioning unit and many outdoor evaporative coolers, allowing you to save energy and cut back on costs.
Plus, they generally cool the targeted area far more evenly than other systems.
Water Solutions in Phoenix
Aqua Science is a customer-oriented water treatment provider, providing custom commercial and residential solutions to meet an array of comfort needs. We’re proud to offer:
We also offer preventative maintenance on all reverse osmosis, water heater, water softener and patio misting systems. Contact us today for more information or to schedule an appointment!