When summer heats up (and it will in California) everyone is looking for a way to beat the heat. If you want to stay cool in your outdoor space you may want to consider patio misters. A patio misting system can provide hours of ultra fine mist that cools the air on your patio or deck. Misting systems can be fueled by your home water supply. Patio Misters are also a great way to keep your plants cool and hydrated during the scorching summer months.
Here are a few things to consider when installing patio misters to your outdoor living space.
Installation of Patio Misters
A misting system for your outdoor space is actually a rather simple system. Most systems are a network of hoses (or pipes) and sprinkler heads attached to a compressor and a water supply.
Misting systems can be affixed to permanent overhead structures as well as temporary ones. Patio World’s 10 locations throughout California has many different pavilions and canopies to choose from that can have misting systems attached to them. Often, the trickiest part can be keeping the water lines out of plain sight. Hiring someone to install the systems properly is usually the biggest expense. Because water is involved and the installation can be time consuming, it’s probably best to hire a professional to install the system correctly.
Height of Patio Misters
Many misting systems need to be installed a certain height to ensure that the water has enough space to travel to become a fine mist. If the water doesn’t go far enough, it can cause objects under the sprinklers to become wetter than desired. This can be very annoying and is another great reason to consider having the system professionally installed.
The Compressor for Your Patio Misters
The compressor is a vital part of the misting systems because it supplies the pressure needed to force the water out of the small holes in the sprinkler head that creates the mist. When choosing a compressor you need to consider the path the water must take to reach the heads, the height the sprinkler heads are mounted at, and the total length that the water must travel to reach all of the sprinkler heads.
These are just a few things to consider if you are thinking about adding some patio misters to your outdoor space.