Summer is a time for everyone to have fun but when the hot weather sinks in, it can become really uncomfortable. Instead of enjoying the day, everybody would simply wish for it to end and cool down at home. But with a misting fan, all of this can change. A misting fan is innovation of the old revolving fan. It now comes with a mister, a device that sprays water into a fine mist. The heat from the air is then absorbed by the mist which then turns the small water droplets into vapor. This is how a misting fan cools down the air. Misting fans are equipped with different features to satisfy the need of every user. They are also great for both outdoor and indoor activities.
- Tanks - Standard misting fans come with tanks where water is stored. The tanks vary in capacities. Some are as small as 1 gallon tanks while others are as big as 8 gallon tanks. Once the tanks run out of water, they need to be manually filled up. With this kind of misting fan, it is important to always clean and empty the tanks after use. Allowing the water to become stagnant can result to breeding grounds for insects. Bacteria can also multiply and contaminate food and drinks when the mist is sprayed.
- Continuous - With continuous misting fans, tanks are no longer necessary since the water supply would directly come from a faucet through a water hose. Because of this, there is no need to regularly replenish the water source. The mister will continuously spray water for as long as the faucet is open. Usually, the pressure of the misting fan would depend on how strong the faucet releases the water. If the pressure is not strong enough to create a fine mist, the nozzle can be adjusted to a proper setting.
- Adjustable nozzle - The nozzle is where the water would exit as a mist. This can be adjusted to different settings to control whether the water would come out as a fine mist or as small water droplets. This feature is a great addition since the mist can be adjusted according to personal preferences. Water will also continuously flow through nozzle thanks to the non-clog feature that usually comes with it.
To the surprise of many, misting fans are now popularly used indoors. Misting fans generally use water as the main coolant so many just assumed that every time the fan is used, everything around it would simply get wet. However, the adjustable nozzle and the pressure build up work together to deliver a fine and dry mist. When configured to this setting, the mist is so fine that it quickly evaporates before it touches any surface. Because of this, electronics, clothes and papers will remain dry while the fan still effectively cools the temperature.
Misting fans are perfect in lowering the temperatures when outdoors. Ordinary fans only provide temporary relief when artificial breeze passes through. It does little in circulating the air since the air is not confined in a closed space. With the addition of the mister, the air is cooled faster. The mist also hydrates plants when used inside a greenhouse. Aside from humans and plants, using the misting fan to cool down animals is also possible. In fact, animals would even appreciate droplets of water coming out from the nozzle rather than a fine mist. This can be done by adjusting the nozzle.
A misting fan is convenient to have during the summer season. It effectively cools down the area with its fan and mister working together. This combination can lower the temperature by as much as 40oF. Maintaining the fan is also a simple job. In fact, cleaning and simple repairs can be done by a homeowner. Overall, buying a misting fan is a smart choice to cool down backyards, barns and patio areas.
Auramist’s 30” mister is designed specifically for larger areas such as restaurants, factories, and warehouses.