Arizona has pleasant temperatures throughout much of the fall, winter and spring but there is no denying that the summers are very hot.  There is one way to extend the time you spend outside and make sitting on the patio or by the pool much more comfortable – a patio misting system.  A patio misting system is not just a sprinkler system attached to the roof line of your patio that sprays water on you.  Patio misters create a mist that they spray into the air that actually cools the air down before it reaches you where you are sitting.

Many people think a patio mister will just soak them while they sit there or that it will use tons of water and be wasteful but neither is true.  Lifehacker explains how a misting system works to keep you cool in the warm months, “If you live in an area that has high summer temperatures but generally low levels of humidity, a misting system is a great addition to your outdoor spaces. Misting systems are used everywhere from rabbit farms to theme parks and require very little materials and a very small amount of water to work effectively.  How do misting systems work? Water is forced through small diameter pipes or hoses to tiny nozzles which release the water in such a fine mist that it appears almost fog like. The droplets are so small most of them will evaporate before even touching your skin and effectively lower the temperature around you 15-20 degrees via the magic of flash evaporation. The amount of water required to cool a large residential deck is only a few gallons an hour since the water is being released through such tiny holes. To put that in perspective you could cool an entire dinner party for as much water as one guest will use flushing a toilet and washing their hands.”

The heat in the summer can feel oppressive and many people feel trapped inside their homes because it is just too hot to go outside.  With a patio misting system you can stay cool outside throughout the year.  When a patio misting system is correctly installed by experienced professionals such as Second Opinion Plumbing, your misting system will function like an outdoor air conditioner that is eco-friendly and efficient because it only uses a minimal amount of water to keep you cool.  Whether it is just you spending time on your patio, you are sitting by the pool watching your kids swim, or you are hosting a party, you will be happy you had a patio misting system professionally installed!