The Difference Between Low Pressure and High Pressure Misting
Have you finally made up your mind to set up a misting system for your home, your workplace, or your farm? Good for you. A misting system is much more flexible than a conventional air conditioning system, aside from its added benefits as an insect and dust deterrent. It also requires less maintenance than an AC system.
If you haven’t made up your mind as to what misting system you should be getting, here are some differences between a system you can buy from the store (most often referred to as a low pressure system) and the one installed by professionals (also called a high pressure system).
Low Pressure System
The kind of system you can buy at a store is often referred to as the low pressure mist system because it is designed to be based on the standard hose or tap. The most noticeable different between this system and the high-pressure system is the bigger droplets of water they produce.
Despite it being low pressure, this system can still cool the temperature of an area by as much as 20 degrees.
There is a myth that low pressure systems tend to leave people and the environs soaked by the droplets, but this is not true in all cases. There are high-quality low pressure misting systems out there that can still provide cooling without getting you wet.
What advantages does a low pressure system have over a high pressure system? Aside from it being cheaper, a low pressure system will not require a pump and the dedicated power outlet needed for that pump. You will also be spared the noise that comes with the operation of a misting pump.
High Pressure Misting Systems
The ones most commonly used in restaurants and resorts are the high pressure misting systems. The most immediate difference you will notice is that unlike low pressure systems that produce tiny droplets, the high pressure systems produce a fine mist.
The mist can cool areas by as much as 30 degrees. This is because this mist quickly evaporates into the air faster than the droplets from low pressure systems.
Unlike its counterpart, the high pressure system cannot be hooked to a hose or faucet. It has to be connected to a special misting pump. It’s the pump that pushes the water through the nozzles at between 800 to 1200psi, much higher than the 30 to 80psi pressure that hoses and faucets normally exert to produce the fine mist.
What is the advantage of this system over its counterpart? Better cooling is one. Also there will be less a less likely chance of you or the surroundings getting wet. The mist from a high pressure system will also be bolder compared to a low pressure system.
Something You Should Know
Whether buying a low pressure or high pressure system, go for high quality. Spending less for either system can get you nozzles than will end up soaking you rather than cooling you.
No matter what system you go for, you are making the right choice in going for a misting system. It’s the cheaper and more practical way of cooling.