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With concerns about energy use, water consumption, and climate change, more and more people are looking for better and more efficient ways of cooling off during hot summer days. One option that’s gaining popularity is the outdoor misting system. If you’ve ever been to an amusement park during the summer or visited warmer climates, you’ve probably encountered a misting system at some point. In parks, open air shopping malls, and other crowded public locations, these usually take the form of large towers that spray mist across passing crowds. Restaurants and lounges with patio seating tend to use overhead misters that can be easily hidden among plants or behind structural elements.

How Misting Systems Cool You Down

When water molecules evaporate into the air, the water changes from a liquid to a gas state. A certain amount of energy or heat is needed to assist this process of changing water from a liquid to a gas, which is automatically drawn from the surrounding air – thus, evaporation lowering the ambient temperature around the misted area.
This is essentially the same way your body cools itself off. You sweat, the sweat evaporates, and your body temperature lowers. When installed and used properly, mist cooling systems can reduce temperatures by as much as 30°F depending on the efficiency of the misting system, relative humidity, and outdoor temperature.

The Pros of Misting Systems


Evaporative cooling is remarkably energy and water efficient. How can that be, you ask, when it is basically just shooting water into the air? Isn’t that wasting water? Well, think of it this way – it takes approximately 25 gallons of water to create 1 kilowatt of electricity using natural gas. A typical central air conditioner uses 3-5 kilowatts of power every hour, so about 75 gallons of water has been used to run the air conditioner for one hour. In contrast, a small water pump uses around 250 WATTS (so only about 1/4 a kilowatt) of electricity per hour. If you have a 10ft x 10ft deck or patio, you’ll typically use around 10 nozzles (1 nozzle every 3 feet for 30ft of tubing around the perimeter of the area). The pump and 1 GPH nozzles will use roughly 16-1/4 gallons of water every hour. Significantly less than running your central air conditioner for an hour.

If you are interested in having NanoTech review your property or venue for the best Misting System solution feel free to use the link above or call us at 972-842-7074

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