|Q: Will I get soaking wet from a low pressure misting system? I heard the only way to not get wet is
with a high pressure misting system?
A: When it comes to our low pressure misting systems and misting products, they will not get you "soaking wet"
because of the high quality misting nozzles we use to create FINE water droplets. Low pressure misting products
from some of our competitors may leave you "soaking wet" because they use inexpensive misting nozzles that
create big water droplets.
It is important to realize that with a low pressure misting system, not all of the mist will evaporate into the
surrounding air, even if you live in an area with low humidity. That being said you may feel some of the water mist
touch your skin but it will not leave you soaking wet. Most people comment that it actually feels quite good to feel
the mist touch their skin on a hot day!
Q: What type of misting system do you recommend? High Pressure or Low Pressure?
A: Simply put if your budget allows, we recommend a high pressure misting system. High pressure misting
systems cool the outside air by as much as 35ºF and give you a bold fogging effect to accent your patio area
and landscaping. Additionally more mist will evaporate compared to a low pressure misting system to help
prevent you from getting "wet".
We understand not everyone can afford a high pressure misting system and that is why we also offer low
pressure misting systems. While a low pressure misting system may not offer everything a high pressure system
does, some mist cooling is better than no mist cooling on a hot summer day!
Q: Does all the mist evaporate in a high pressure misting system?
A: If you live in an area with very low humidity, just about all of the mist will evaporate and you won't get "wet". In
high humidity areas, not all the mist will evaporate even with the smallest misting nozzles. Trust us, we are
located in a high humidity area, other companies will tell you otherwise because they are in a low humidity area.
Q: How much fog does a high pressure misting system produce?
A: High pressure misting systems do create a lot of fog even with the lowest flow rate misting nozzles that are
available. Please keep this in mind for sitting areas such as patios. The fog can be pretty dense, especially if
there is no breeze to circulate the mist. If you do not want fog, you will want to stay with a low pressure misting
system which will give you no fog at all.
Q: Why do high pressure misting systems cool the surrounding air better than low pressure misting
A: High pressure misting systems use high pressure water which creates very fine water droplets. The fine water
droplets make it easy for the mist to flash evaporate into the surrounding air. The more mist you get to
evaporate, the cooler the surrounding air will feel. In high pressure misting systems more mist evaporates
compared to low pressure misting systems thus making high pressure misting systems more efficient.
Q: High pressure misting systems are really expensive but seem like the best option. If I do not want
to invest in one will a low pressure misting system be worth it?
A: Absolutely! That is why we and other misting companies offer them. We understand not everyone can afford
or wants to invest a lot of money into a misting system that is only used a few months per year. The bottom line is
any misting system is better than no misting system on a hot summer day!
A great alternative to a low pressure misting system is a low pressure misting fan. By purchasing a misting fan
not only do you get the cooling effects of a water mist but also the fan itself. Most of our misting fans have an
oscillating feature which helps to spread the cool air and mist over a larger area! The fan can also be run itself
without the water mister on to circulate the stagnant air on a warm summer night.
Q: Does mist cooling work by getting you wet?
A: No. Mist cooling works by making the water mist evaporate into the air, this phenomenon is known as "flash
evaporation." When the mist evaporates it cools the surrounding air to lower the real feel temperature. The cool
air will circulate to cool an even larger area beyond your misting system or water mister.
Q: Do I need to line the entire length of my patio or deck with misting nozzles in order to cool the
A: No. This is a misconception that goes along with the theory that mist cooling works by getting you wet. As
explained on the how mist cooling works page, the purpose of a mister or misting system is to have the mist
evaporate in order to cool the surrounding air. The cool air then circulates to cool an even larger area. Having
misting nozzles line the entire length of your patio or deck just helps to cool the area down quicker. A misting fan
can achieve this as well.
Q: I want to buy a low pressure mist cooling product and was wondering what normal household
water pressure is?
A: Normal household water pressure will vary. If you are on a well your water pressure is probably around 40 to
60psi. If you are on municipal water supply then your water pressure is probably between 65-80psi on average.
Q: Are your brass or plastic misting nozzles better?
A: All of our plastic misting nozzles are chemical, corrosion, and UV resistant. The plastic misting nozzles also do
not have a tendency to drip with low water pressure below 100psi like the brass misting nozzles do.
Q: Do you have higher flow rate misting nozzles?
A: Yes. Please contact us with your needs and we will help you select the best size misting nozzles for your
needs. We have plastic misting nozzles that flow up to 3gph@100psi and brass misting nozzles that flow up to
Q: How many nozzles should I get on a permanently mounted or portable low pressure mister?
A: Our suggestion is the bigger the area you are trying to cool, the more misting nozzles you will want to have. It
is always better to have more misting nozzles than not enough because you can plug misting nozzles off if the
water mister is making too much mist for your liking. The 2, 3, and 4 nozzle misters are good for small sized
patios while the 5, 7, and 10 nozzle misters are good for medium to large sized patios.
Q: How much cooler will the mister make the outside air feel?
A: This is determined by several factors including your humidity level, where the misting system is installed, and
whether you have a high pressure misting system or a low pressure misting system. High pressure misting
systems are the most efficient and can cool the surrounding air by as much as 35ºF. Low pressure misting
systems can cool the surrounding air by as much as 20ºF.
Q: For the low pressure misters and misting nozzles what is the minimum water pressure that I need?
A: We recommend a minimum of 40psi for any of our low pressure misters or misting systems. However we have
had customers in the past run the misters with as little as 25psi without any problems. The higher your water
pressure, the finer the droplet size of your mist.
Q: Can I create a fogging effect with one of your water misters or misting systems?
A: Fogging affects can only be achieved with one of our high pressure misting products because you need to
use high pressure water to create a "fog" cloud. You will not be able to achieve a fogging effect with a low
pressure misting product that just attaches to a garden hose.
Q: Where are your products made?
A: Our misting nozzles, misting systems, and water misters are all designed, manufactured, and packaged in the
USA. Our misting fans are 50% made in the USA but do not meet made in USA requirements.
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