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How to Choose a Misting System for a Small Place

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Misting a Small Place

Misting systems can be used for a variety of reasons, and they provide a large number of benefits depending on where and how they’re used. However, there is one problem that tends to affect a few groups of customers.

What do you do when you need the system to work in a small space?

There are a lot of reasons this pops up. Maybe you’re trying to cool down an outdoor break area for your employees, and it’s just a small slab of concrete. Maybe you have a very small patio and don’t have the room to run a full-blown misting system. Maybe you’re only trying to mist a small part of your garden with exotic plants, but you don’t want misting in other parts of your garden where native plants are thriving.

Whatever your reasons are for needing a small misting system, there are some key things to consider. We’re going to give you 6 tips to help you choose a misting system for a small space.


1: Consider the Misting Line Design

The biggest problem that can pop up when working in a small space is that the tubing used for your misting system simply can’t fit into such a small area.

No matter how you try to rig the tubing, how many twists and turns you put in it, or how few pieces you use, if everything is cut to 5-foot lengths, it’s not going to fit.

It’s important to choose a misting system that might be comprised of more components, but those components are cut to smaller sizes with more options for routing them in different ways.

2-foot tubes are the best option. They’re long enough that you don’t need to use 400 pieces to cover a patio, but they’re small enough that you can easily work them into a smaller space.


2: Material Choices

The material the tubing is made of also matters. It matters for all systems because there’s a big difference between plastic, steel, copper, and other options. However, in a tight place, you have a unique challenge.

There might be several points where you need a little flexibility in the tubing to make everything fit properly. Depending on how small the space is, no amount of rerouting tubing will make everything fit right and look good.

Plastic has a little flex to it. You can’t bend it in half or do anything extreme, but a little bit of flexibility can allow you to work around tight spaces without having to do anything that looks hideous or ruins the functionality of the system.

This is usually only a concern in very tight spaces or within odd structures such as greenhouses where the overall architecture might not perfectly accommodate rigid tubing.

Misting a Small Place: Plastic Tubing

3: Misting Settings

High pressure misting systems work by spraying small amounts of water across a large area with substantial force. In a small area, this can have unintended effects.

In an enclosed area, there might not be enough room for the water to be spread out thinly enough, and that can result in it not evaporating properly. In some applications, such as watering plants, that’s not a problem. However, if you’re just trying to increase the humidity in a greenhouse, you might be disappointed with a system that simply works one way with no options to adjust it for your needs.

Even with open areas, there can be problems.

Imagine you’re using your misting system to cool an outdoor bar area, but within the same area, you have other attractions that can’t be subjected to a misting system without serious effects.

Being able to control the directional output of the water, and how much area it affects, is crucial in that sort of situation. You don’t want to mist more than the target area.

You either need a system that can be adjusted to find the right settings for your exact application, or you need a system that is designed with your application in mind.


4: Ease of Installation

It might not be 100% necessary, but making sure you buy a system that can be installed easily is a major bonus. In tight spaces, you do not want to have to work with a ton of tools, oddly placed nuts and bolts, and overall, complex setup methods.

You more or less want a system that snaps together and works. It’s just a lot easier to pop parts together than it is to try to maneuver in a tight space and tighten everything up manually.


5: Supplier Service

You also want to make sure that the supplier of your misting system is capable of providing you with the best service possible.

This is a start-to-finish consideration. Ask yourself the following questions about the supplier, and see if they have a reputation for handling these issues.

Can they fully understand your exact project needs and help you get the exact product you need? You’re not a misting system expert, and there are a lot of small details to consider. The supplier should be able to help.

Do they offer installations,guidance for installations, or any sort of support during the setup phase? Again, you’re not an expert, and these systems can get complicated. A good supplier will be available to help you through your own installation process, or do it for you.

Misting a Small Place: Customer Support

Finally, determine the quality of their post-sale service. You can't just walk into a big box store and buy replacement parts for your misting system. You want to make sure your supplier is able to provide high-quality post-sale support.


6: Quality

Finally, your misting system is going to help you a lot, but it needs to be reliable. You don’t want to have to reinstall a whole new system in a couple of years. Especially in a tight place where it can be more difficult.

It’s an absolute must to ensure you’re buying a high-quality model.


Get Your Misting System from aerMist

If you’re looking for a misting system that provides you with all the features we’ve talked about in this guide, look no further than aerMist.

Our team has the knowledge to help you every step of the way, offers the best misting systems available, and can help you find the right misting system for your project.

Contact us today!