On hot summer days and summer nights, a person cannot rely solely on the air conditioning or the breeze to cool him down. Sure he can always hit the pool or the beach or maybe the showers to beat the heat but, the fact remains that a person cannot be in the water at all times. He can always turn up the air conditioning but once he is outside the house, at his patio, he is pretty much on his own. So, what is the answer to all of these? A misting system!
Although water misters have been around for some time now, many are still hesitant to use it. Some have never heard of it while others are wary because of some misconceptions and hearsays. Here are some basic concepts about water mister. Welcome to Water Mister 101.
What is a water mister?
To understand what a water mister is, one must first understand the science behind it. The root word mist is defined in dictionaries as a phenomenon that occurs when tiny droplets of water are suspended in the air. Instead of the water droplets evaporating quickly into the atmosphere, they are, for a short period of time, stay afloat in the air (imagine early misty morning jogs to get the picture).
A water mister on the other hand, is a device that when turned on, sends out a fine mist of water (very small droplets of water) into the air and into the area where the mister was installed. The mist created by the water mister then evaporates, eventually cooling the air. It is therefore a device made to recreate the phenomenon of “mist.” One doesn’t have to wait for early mornings to experience it. Anyone who has a water mister can now enjoy “cool, misty mornings” any time of the day.
A mister for everyone
There are different types of misters available in the market to choose from. Each created with specific features to cater to a consumer’s specific needs. One can choose from misting fans to an entire misting system to a single water mister that can be attached to any garden hose. These misters also come in high pressure and low pressure versions. High pressure versions are usually attached to a pump. Low pressure versions are the ones commonly used at homes.
Misting fans are a popular choice for home use. It is simply a fan made special by the water mister attached on its front. As the water mister sprays fine particles of water into the air, the fan in turn, helps circulate the mist in the surrounding area, creating a cooler atmosphere as the water evaporates into the air.
However, if one’s goal is to cool the whole backyard then a misting system will be a more fitting choice. Misting nozzles are installed to line a patio or a deck or even a walkway. These misting nozzles are then attached to a supply line (like that of the house’s water line). Once the misters are turned on, these nozzles will send out mist covering almost the entire backyard, significantly cooling the surrounding air. A timer can be used with this system which gives the user the convenience of having the mister turned on at a specific time of the day.
There are also water misters that don’t require an elaborate system of nozzles. One can simply attach it to a garden hose, let the mist spray out, evaporate, and enjoy the cool air.
Why get a mister
Now that the mystery of the water mister has been unravelled, making a decision on how to beat the heat on hot summer days will be a no brainer. Summers are meant to be enjoyed outdoors, with the entire family and tons of friends. Having a water mister handy and ready is a great way to ensure that everyone is not melting under the hot summer sun while having fun.
One cannot always count on nature to bring the breeze and cool air whenever they are needed. It just doesn’t happen that way. A person will not be able to control nature or the weather. But then, thankfully, from time to time, someone comes up with little inventions such as the water mister, making life a little bit easier for every man.