Getting the Most from Patio Misting Fans

August 28th, 2017 | Posted by Gary Wintering

The combination of a gentle breeze and our misting systems makes Fogco patio misting fans a great idea for a residential outdoor space or a commercial patio or deck. Our systems can be found in homes across the country as well as in resorts, restaurants, cafés, sports bars, and even in outdoor sporting event venues and hotel outdoor seating locations.

Often, there is a misconception about how our patio misting fans can be used most effectively. To provide some guidelines and assistance in maximizing their potential cooling ability, here are some simple tips to keep in mind.

  • Air circulation is not required – with typical misting systems the natural movement of the air through the cooling process requires continual air flow to provide the maximum cooling effect. With the use of our patio misting fans the air is moved down to the surface by the fan, which means these fans are more effective even if there is not direct natural air circulation.
  • Consider obstructions – while our misting fans are designed for a specific square footage, this is open space square footage. If your patio has different areas that are divided by walls or other types of obstructions that limit air movement, it will also reduce the square footage of coverage.
  • Don’t stretch the square footage – if you want to be able to use all of your outdoor living space, don’t stretch the coverage of the misting fans. For example, if you have a 1000-foot area with one or two walls or dividers, a more effective option may be to choose 3 of the 400 square foot fans rather than one of the 900 square foot coverage models.

Our team of designers can help you determine the optimal configuration for placing the fans given your patio or deck area. We can also help with choosing the correct nozzles and system to give you the cool outdoor space you have been looking forward to enjoying. To learn more, call us at 800-607-6478.