June 26 2009
The most common question asked about mist cooling is: How much water and electricity is used? Being that the pumps are designed to run off of a standard outlet, just like plugging in a lamp, your pump will use about 4- 10 cents an hour. As for the water use, the average 12 nozzle system will use around 10 gallons of water an hour. Compared to the average shower that takes 10 minutes an consumes 35-40 gallons of water, it’s easy to see how efficiant a mist cooling system is.
The second most common question is: Won’t a misting system get everything wet? Being that we are in Florida and the humidity is high, this could be a concern. With a well designed and installed system, and a little education, this won’t be an issue for long. What you need to know is anything placed within 6 feet of a nozzle will collect moisture. The idea here is to let the mist evaporate. Water is feed through a high pressure pump, forced through a tiny oriface in the misting nozzle creating microscopic droplets of water or the mist. The mist then absorbs the energy in the air, which is the heat, causing the mist to evaporate and cool the air at the same time. An ideal situation is to have your mist lines and/or mist fans placed 8-10 feet up, use the natural winds, and let the mist fall. Remember, heat rises, so by the time the mist reaches you, all you feel is the desired cooler air.
When we throw mist into the air, what we’re really doing is throwing millions and millions of tiny little droplets of water. Each one of these tiny little droplets, depending on the size of it, has a ratio of the surface area to the actual amount of water in the air. At high pressure, every gallon of water that we throw into the air has a surface area about the size of a soccer field – quite a bit bigger than a football field actually.
So, if you can imagine spreading a gallon of water over a soccer field, before you got 20 feet, it would be evaporating behind you. And that’s what we’re trying to do. We’re trying to create a term we’ve coined called “Flash Evaporation”. That’s where you have so much surface area in the water out there that it absorbs the energy in the atmosphere (heat) so quickly, that it changes from a liquid to a gas.
This is how cooling happens when using high pressure outdoor misting. While the Palm Beach County, Florida (FL) environment introduces a great deal of humidity, it is still possible to cool your outdoor areas with mist cooling during the hottest part of the day. You will be amazed by how much you can cool your backyard using high pressure mist cooling. Other added benefits are a reduction in flying insects as well as very low maintenance & low energy and water consumption.
Now is the time to consider having a High Pressure Patio Mist Cooling System professionally installed. Summer is almost here! Even though it is still relatively cool in most areas of the country, it is still the best time to get ready for another HOT summer.
Adding a High Pressure Misting System in your patio or backyard can reduce the surrounding areas temperature as much as 30 degrees. This will allow you to enjoy backyard activities all summer long. Done right Mist Cooling & Fogging can give you years of relief without getting things wet or damp at all. This is accomplished by a professional installer that knows exactly what pressure, nozzles & installation layout to use for any given climate conditions & backyard layout. Sometimes they will use mist lines, misting fans or a combination to achieve the optimal results. The reason to do it now is that you can probably get it done for the best price & without having to wait for weeks during the heat of the summer rush.
A good reason to use our Cloudburst Authorized Dealers is that they are the best trained & equipped Mist Cooling Dealers in the Country & have the knowledge & experience to do the job right.
Mist Specialties is proud to be an Authorized Cloudburst Dealer.