Cool your patio by 20-30 degrees this summer with water sipping misters
With average summer temperatures hovering around 94 degrees in the West Valley, locals are always looking for smart, cost effective ways to keep cool in the summer. More and more people are installing water sipping patio misters.
I know what you are thinking, “But we are in the middle of a drought!” Actually, modern misters use very little water per hour for the area they cool.
How much water do misters use? Of course that depends on the area you are cooling and the number of misting heads. For a 10’ x 20’ patio I would recommend approx. 8-12 misters. Misters create micro droplets and 10 – 12 will use approx. ½ to 1 gallon per hour. This means you can cool your patio at dinner time by up to 30 degrees for about 1/2 gallon to 1 gallon of water – that’s less than one toilet flush!
How does misting cool the air?
Misters create billions of micro droplets every second. When these droplets are introduced into an outdoor area, they quickly evaporate which requires energy. This energy is taken from the air in the form of heat and the result is a temperature reduction from 20-30 degrees – depending on the ambient temperature and the relative humidity of the air.
Best of all these systems are very inexpensive!
Basic systems can be purchased at Home Depot for $25 and plugged directly into your hose – easy and cheap!
When you consider the high energy cost of cost of cooling your home, water sipping misters can be a very inexpensive way to enjoy your patio in the West Valley.