Q & A

How do misting systems work?

Misting systems work by forcing water through a specialized nozzle to produce ultra-fine water droplets into the air, surrounding target areas that require cooling. Heat is absorbed by the moisture as it changes from liquid to vapor during the evaporation process and thus creates a cooling effect. A properly installed mist system creates a curtain of mist around all open-air sides of a structure. Mist cooling can reduce temperatures by as much as 30°F depending on the efficiency of the misting system, relative humidity, outdoor temperature, and wind conditions.

What is the difference between a low and high pressure system?

Low pressure misting systems operate on city water pressure (ranging from 30-85 PSI). The low pressure systems generally spray the water and do not have the power to create the fine mist for improved cooling.  Mr. Misters, Inc. high pressure rigid misting systems are affordable, constructed from commercial grade stainless steel capable of handling 1000 PSI, offering superior longevity, and have the aesthetics that a homeowner can truly be proud of.

What maintenance is required?

The pump’s oil and filters should be changed every 500 hours or the start of each season. Our pumps have two stage filter systems. Our service representative will be able to answer any questions you may have. Mr. Misters, Inc. offers a semiannual maintenance plan for our customers for a minimal fee.

How much water does a misting system typically use?

Approximately 1.5 gallons of water per hour per nozzle. The average patio installation of 25 misting heads would use approximately 40 GPH or equivalent to one standard washing machine load.

Will my misting system get me wet?

If the mist system is designed properly the mist will evaporate before it ever reaches the ground.  Unusual high humidity can affect the rate of evaporation.  This can be managed by the size of the nozzles used at the time of installation.

What are the benefits of a quality misting system?

High pressure misting systems will cool and add moisture to the dry air reducing temperatures almost immediately by up to 30ºF. A misted area has less dust and fewer insects. This is ideal for enjoying your outdoor areas that were previously unusable due to the intolerable heat!

What are the different styles of pumps Mr Misters recommends?

  • Open Frame Pump  A direct drive pump is the least expensive and recommended where the pump could be installed in a location where noise is not a factor.
  • Totally Enclosed Direct Drive Pump This pump is installed where pump noise is a factor.
  • Enclosed Pulley Pump This pump has advantages of less noise and more durability.  It can be adjusted below 1000 psi when desired.
  • Variable Output Pump This is a totally enclosed pump.  It can adjust to a changing load requirement.  Mostly used in large installations with multiple zones.

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