PHOENIX -- A good way to cool off in the summer is to install some misters on your patio. As Ryan O'Donnell found out on Monday's Good Morning Arizona, it's not as hard as you think.
Debbie Hernandez from Home Depot gave us some great tips about how to put up a mister system, and how to maintain it after it's been up for awhile.
Setting up a mister can be as cheap and easy as using a special fan and a hose. "The misters are built into the fan," Debbie explains. "Just plug it in, hook it up to a hose and you're good to go."
You can also clip on portable misters in any location that you want to feel a breeze. "You can be cool anywhere in your yard," says Debbie.
Hikers or folks doing things outdoors can carry a small, portable mister. You can also buy a stand to put by your lounge chair, poolside!
If you're installing a full mister system on your patio, you have options like copper tubing, a high pressure flexible nylon, or even PVC. "To determine which one you want depends on how long you want it to last," Debbie says. "The copper is going to be there for years to come. The others won't last as long and will need more maintenance."
A copper kit includes pre-cut copper pieces and heavy-duty compression pieces, so no cutting needed. Then, you can use mounting hooks to install the system. "You want to put them about 20 inches apart," Debbie advises.
How about maintenance? Debbie had some ideas for cleaning your nozzles. "It's a nozzle cleaning solution," she says. "You just take your nozzles off, put them in some kind of glass or metal container, and pour in the solution. You can also use white vinegar. You just soak them overnight or even a few days. Then you put them up and they're clog-free."
Misting Systems and Portable Misters
It's Summer in Arizona, which means we have to find ways to keep COOL!!
Installing a Misting System in your yard is an easy, inexpensive, quick solution to beating the heat.
Extending the amount of time you can tolerate being outside.
Enjoying your yard longer and not being stuck either inside or in the pool for the entire summer.
Keeping your animals cool.
Letting the kids to play outside without overheating.
Great for entertaining, so your guests can sit outside.
Great for extending the BBQ season into summer and much much more!!
Select from numerous options:
Copper, Nylon, PVC or Plastic.
All available in kits with additional parts available if needed.
The Copper System is the most durable and longest lasting.
PVC, Nylon and Plastic are less expensive options, but may not last quite as long.
All systems can be installed simply into stucco or wood using hooks, nozzles, and all necessary materials which are provided in the kits.
There are also a few different pumps available, which when added to your system, will help achieve the finest, most commercial style mist
-add a filter to get misted with filtered water.
-add a timer, so the system can turn on regularly, especially if using it for animals.
-get nozzle cleaner to keep the nozzles free from clogging due to calcium.
If you're not wanting to install a complete system, but would still like to enjoy all the benefits of a Misting System, there are many portable options that work great when simply attached to a hose bib.
-Portable Fan with built in Misters.
-Portable Strand of Misters, great for attaching to an outdoor umbrella among other things
-Portable Misting Stands
-Carry along Misting Bottles
-Much, much more!!
Choose what works best for you, your family and your home and enjoy staying COOL!
Any questions, please call or visit Debbie Hernandez at the Arrowhead Home Depot.