If you have ever sat outside on a hot, sticky day, you know how unpleasant it can be. If you are an owner of a restaurant or pub, summer time often translates into big bucks. Summer business is especially critical if you have a patio or deck, but all it takes is one bad heat wave to empty your patio and drive your clients away. If this sounds all too familiar, an outdoor cooling system can help keep money in your pocket and stop this from happening.
An outdoor cooling system works by pumping an ultra fine mist into the air. The heat in the air works as energy to evaporate the mist. Because of this process of using heat energy to evaporate the water, the air becomes cooler. In less humid areas, the cooling effect is greater but even humid conditions can benefit from having a cooling system that let customers enjoy the outdoors. There are a number of manufacturers and re-sellers that offer outdoor cooling systems. While there are many subtle differences between most systems, the majority tend to work in the same manner. All it takes is a little bit of research in order to find the best system for your application. Smaller systems can be found which utilize a 120-160 PSI booster pump or sometimes only require hose pressure. Larger systems tend to include numerous misting fans and often run all off the same 1000 PSI high pressure pump unit.
Different kits are available for cooling everything from animal runs to patios to athletic and outdoor events. All misting kits generally work under the same principle. Most of them use a mid-pressure or high pressure pump unit which attaches to a garden hose and usually contains an inlet filter. The water is then carried through 1/4″ or 3/8″ tubing to each misting nozzle. Many people choose to use a fan in addition which helps evaporate the mist and propels it into the air. Many fans allow you to adjust the height and angle at which they are positioned.
Wind is an important factor that you need to consider when you cool an outdoor area. If winds are strong, the cooling effect will not be as good, because wind sometimes has a tendency to blow the cool mist away and never reach the intended area.
When purchasing a cooling system, it is always advisable to evaluate and do homework due to the wide range of products now available online. Be sure to closely read specifications, descriptions and articles about each product. Many companies offer highly popular do-it-yourself kits that allow consumers to build your own system. Most of these kits come with replacement parts and accessories for the first year of usage and saves any additional headaches such as having to order additional parts.
If you want to turn your deck or patio into a relaxing oasis during the excruciating heat of summer consider an outdoor cooling system. Outdoor cooling systems can turn a sticky situation into a way to attract customers to your establishment and make outdoor life in general much more comfortable.