Skip to main content
Misting Cooling Systems

An In-Depth Look at Mist Cooling Systems

By July 5, 2024No Comments
mist cooling system

Mist cooling systems are a great addition to your residential or commercial space. They offer tons of cooling benefits to keep you comfortable during the hottest months of the year. 

Read on to learn all about what mist cooling systems do, the pros and cons, the different types of systems, and how to get started on purchasing your first one.

What Does a Mist Cooling System Do?

A mist cooling system is a lifesaver on those sweltering summer days. Their function is pretty straightforward: they dispense mist and then that mist gets distributed throughout a certain outdoor area. A good mist cooling system can make even the hottest places feel up to 30° cooler. 

A mist cooling system is made up of nylon or stainless steel pipes, spray nozzles, and a pump—not all misting systems include a fan, but some can. The water from a misting system is cooled water. As it gets blown throughout an area, it hangs in the air and the coolness from this mist helps bring the temperature down. With a misting system that has a fan, the fans can help spread the mist over a greater surface area. When you use high-pressure mist systems, you’ll get the benefit of feeling cool, without feeling the dampness of the mist. This is thanks to the high-pressure pump that dispenses almost microscopic mist molecules. This whole process is very similar to the way the body produces sweat to cool off: the mist evaporates in the air and subsequently cools off the area around it.

Mist cooling systems hold up pretty well when compared to traditional cooling methods because they can turn a 100-degree area into an 80-degree one. Plus, they’re energy-efficient and environmentally friendly—a misting system uses less energy to produce a similar cooling effect as an AC.

Types of Mist Cooling Systems on the Market

Low-Pressure Mist Cooling Systems

These misting systems put out water between 50 and 60 psi, compared to the 1,500 psi of a high-pressure misting system.


  • Cheap to purchase
  • Cheap to operate


  • Don’t cool as quickly
  • Leave behind residual moisture 

Mid-Pressure Mist Cooling Systems

These misting systems use a pump to expel the mist at about 160 to 250 psi.


  • Finer mist creates quicker cooling
  • Less residual moisture


  • The pump needs to be connected to an electric source
  • More expensive to operate

High-Pressure Mist Cooling Systems

High-pressure misting systems also use a pump that can boost the water pressure up to 1,500 psi. 


  • Rapid, powerful cooling
  • Least amount of residual moisture


  • Expensive
  • They consume more electricity
  • Require professional installation

Specialized Mist Cooling Equipment

Other specialized cooling systems include portable fans and fixed misting lines. Portable fans are great because they can be moved to wherever they are needed. Fixed misting lines help cool down an area, although they may not be as effective at cooling as misting systems with a fan.

Factors to Consider When Buying a Mist Cooling System

Not sure what kind of mist cooling system you need? Here’s what you should consider:

  • Residential vs. commercial. This is the biggest question to consider when looking to purchase a mist cooling system. The capabilities of the system you want will differ greatly when buying for a home versus for a business. For instance, you’ll need a powerful mist-cooling system that can disperse the cool air over a larger area if you are looking to buy a misting system for a commercial space. 
  • Coverage area and cooling capacity. How big is your property? How many people, on average, would be benefiting from a mist cooling system? A larger property requires stronger fans. 
  • Pressure requirements. Pressure requirements vary, but people shopping for mist cooling systems for commercial spaces tend to buy high-pressure systems for their properties. 
  • Installation and maintenance needs. Homeowners may appreciate a lower-pressure misting system that they can install themselves. For commercial needs, you’ll almost always need a professional to help you hook up and install your outdoor misting system. 
  • Budget considerations. Of course, it all comes down to budget. The higher the pressure of a system, the better it will cool, but the more expensive it will be. If you are looking for a commercial mist cooling system, then this is typically worth the money because having a comfortable, enjoyable outdoor environment may help attract and retain customers. 

Costs and Benefits of Installing a Mist Cooling System

Many things go into the costs of a mist cooling system, including the initial installation costs and long-term operational costs. Mist cooling systems can run from $800 to upwards of $2,000—it really depends on the type of system you choose. 

In the long run, you may be potentially saving money on energy bills by opting for a mist cooling system instead of a different cooling system. Plus, you’ll create an enjoyable, comfortable environment outside. If you own a business, this may help you attract more customers, especially in those hot summer months. If you own a home, this will help increase the property value of it. 

Residential and Commercial Applications of Mist Cooling Systems

Residential Applications

People choose a mist cooling system for their homes because it can help cool down patios and backyards, making them all the more enjoyable. An outdoor mist cooling system can also be used for garden and greenhouse applications. 

Commercial Applications

Outdoor mist cooling systems can be used for tons of commercial applications, including outdoor dining areas in restaurants, amusement parks, outdoor venues, industrial and agricultural uses, sports arenas, and hotels. 

Find Your Perfect Mist Cooling System at Fogco

In the market for a mist cooling system? You’re in the right place. At Fogco, we’re dedicated to helping you find the perfect mist cooling system for your home or business. 

We understand there are many factors to consider—from budget to application—but our team is ready to assist you by answering any questions you have and offering you the best solutions for your property. We’ll help you find the perfect system to cool your outdoor area.

Explore the different types of systems we offer and find the best mist cooling system for your needs. Get started by giving us a call or reaching our for a free quote.

An In-Depth Look at Mist Cooling Systems

Mist cooling systems are a great addition to your residential or commercial space. They offer tons of cooling benefits to...
Read More

Managing Cannabis Heat Stress: A Guide for Growers

Growing cannabis can be finicky. After all, it requires the perfect environment—warm but not too hot, just the right amount...
Read More

The Ultimate Guide to Cannabis Root Rot: Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention

Root rot is two words no grower wants to hear. This destructive fungus attacks the root of a cannabis plant...
Read More

Vapor Pressure Deficit (VPD) and Its Role in Optimizing Plant Growth

Plants depend on factors like water, heat, nutrients, and light to grow—but they also depend on humidity. Vapor Pressure Deficit...
Read More

Fogco Acquires Snap-Fan Solar National Air Propulsion

Fogco has announced its acquisition of SnapFan Solar National Air Propulsion. Fogco looks to expand its footprint in the ventilation...
Read More

Design, Installation, and Proper Use of an Odor Mitigation System

Design, installation, and proper use of an odor mitigation system for cannabis grow facilities is critical to the performance of...
Read More

Fogco’s Dust Suppression and Control Solutions

Understanding the Science of Dust Suppression Using Mist Humidity is important in many different industries and applications, particularly in areas...
Read More

How to Mitigate Cannabis Odor With Misting Systems

Cannabis plants have a strong odor when they are at the flowering stage of growth. In states where cannabis can...
Read More

Fogco’s Beneficial Role in the Mining Industry

Those who work in the mining industry are responsible for mining all types of elements. From coal to diamonds, miners...
Read More

Highlighting Fogco’s High Pressure Misting Pumps

Are you thinking about adding a misting system to your restaurant, amusement park, hotel, tennis court, golf course, or backyard...
Read More

How Odor Control Equipment Helps The Recycling Industry

There has obviously been a big push made to get more Americans to recycle over the last 50 years, and...
Read More

Understanding Cannabis Foggers and Misting Systems

Many greenhouse and indoor cannabis grow facilities face issues when it comes to odor control, humidification, cooling, disinfecting, and sterilizing....
Read More

How Humidification Benefits Various Industries

Many Industries Need Specific Humidity Levels If you work in an industrial environment, you know the importance of humidity. If...
Read More

Understanding Fogco’s Odor Control Methods

For nearly 30 years now, Fogco has been helping companies working within a wide variety of industries with odor control...
Read More

Highlighting the Concept of Humidification Systems

Highlighting the Concept of Humidification Systems There are many different industries that can benefit from the use of an industrial...
Read More

Cycling A Fog System And The Use Of A 3 Phase Motor

Motors include a number of different ratings.  One of them is Insulation Class (which defines the acceptable temperature rise from...
Read More

How to Get the Most from Your Patio Misting Fan

The combination of a gentle breeze and our misting systems makes Fogco patio misting fans a great idea for a...
Read More

The Importance of a Cannabis Humidifier

With the legalization of marijuana becoming more common, there are more cannabis greenhouses and warehouses across the country. Each of...
Read More

Options In Industrial Portable Misting Fans

At Fogco, we specialize in a range of different misting, fogging and humidification systems for industrial applications. The majority of...
Read More

Common Misconceptions About Mist Systems

Fogco specializes in designing products for commercial and residential misting systems. For our residential customers, the primary concern is creating...
Read More
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.