The Case for Using Misting Pumps in Residential Systems

April 7th, 2017 | Posted by Gary Wintering

One recommendation we have at Fogco is to invest in one of our quality high-pressure misting pumps as part of your outdoor cooling system. Some of the low-cost kits and some of our competition in the misting system industry argue that pumps are unnecessary. Although this may be true for a few scenarios, we at Fogco believe misting pumps are imperative to outdoor cooling systems.

The Pressure Problem

When you are relying on water pressure from the city main, you may find there are a lot of deviations in the pressure levels coming into your home and ultimately going to your outdoor cooling system. This is particularly true during the peak demand times of the day that correspond to the highest temperatures.

This results in two different potential issues. First, with lower water pressure there is lower performance and efficiency in cooling. These systems rely on extremely fine droplets of water in large concentrations being flash evaporated to pull the heat out of the air. When there are larger water droplets because of less pressure, the flash evaporation rate is lower and there is less cooling.

Secondly, if you have ever sat under a misting system and seen drips and drops of water, it may be a problem with the nozzle, but it may also be a pressure problem through the system. This is particularly noticeable as you move from the beginning of the system closest to the intake line, down to the ends of the lines.

The Solution

The use of Fogco misting pumps can alleviate these issues. Our pumps are available in different sizes and in different drive options to match with small or large outdoor cooling systems. They ensure the pressure in the lines is optimal for delivering the ultra-fine mist needed for cooling throughout the entire system.

Our pulley drive misting pumps are extremely quiet in operation and they have several built-in safety features. They have a thermal overload in the motor, an internal circuit breaker, and complete fuse protection. These are the best options for large cooling requirements.