High Pressure Mist Systems and Fog Systems
Mist systems in Phoenix are a nice added feature to outdoor living environments. You just built your new backyard in Gilbert complete with a Pergola or Ramada. You are ready to get full use and start your staycations. Just imagine if a mist system could make your seating area up to 30 degrees cooler! That means even on the miserable days you may be able to tolerate it. More fun times outdoors.
A common misconception about mist systems are they are designed to spray mist on to you and cool you off. Sort of, What the real objective of the mist system is to create a wall which acts as a barrier keeping out the heat from the area you are trying to cool down. A properly designed mist system can reduce temperatures by up to 30 degrees Fahrenheit. Ground Zero Landscape and Construction uses FOGCO Mist Systems based of Chandler Arizona. The mist systems of phoenix are made right in Chandler! Here is what FOGCO says on their website.
How a Mist Cooling System Works
“Fogco outdoor misting systems spray atomized water to optimize humidification and cooling. They utilize flash evaporation to cool outdoor environments without the condensation. These cooling devices work as a result of line misting and the cooling of moving air. Think of the sea, for example, and how a cooling effect occurs when the wind blows across the surface of constantly evaporating water.
Low-, mid-, and high-pressure misting lines all rely on evaporation techniques to produce a cooling effect. Misting lines are typically set up around the perimeter of the space that needs to be cooled. From here, water flows through the nozzle and sprays tiny water molecules into the air.
At 1000 PSI, the water droplets produced are as small as 5 microns (5 millionths of a meter) in diameter. These tiny water particles absorb heat from the air and evaporate, creating a vapor, and the energy exchange required for this process results in reduced ambient temperatures.”- (Used from the Fogco Website 2020)
“The effectiveness of your outdoor cooling system depends on existing temperatures, humidity levels, and the air exchange rate. With high temperatures (above 80 degrees Fahrenheit) and low humidity levels (below 50%), the cooling system results can be dramatic, especially when there is a constant air exchange within the patio. Fresh incoming air is quickly cooled without causing an uncomfortable increase in humidity levels. As with any evaporative cooling process, the more moisture that evaporates, the greater the system’s outdoor cooling capability.” (Used from the Fogco Website 2020)