Last Updated on April 17, 2017

Living in Texas, you learn to deal with the heat. At the same time, wouldn’t it be nice to be able to enjoy your outdoor patio in peace without sweating profusely?

Well now you can, by making your next project installing a simple outdoor evaporative cooling system. Evaporative cooling works by adding moisture (water vapor) to dry, hot air. The added humidity creates a cooling effect on your skin, much like the cool you feel when getting out of a swimming pool.

This simple home improvement project will require minimal cost, and takes only a few hours to complete. Your efforts will be rewarded when you can sit outside on a hot day and still enjoy your patio space.

Houston Patio

The first installation step is to mount the mister heads onto your porch or patio. Make sure to aim the heads towards the area where you and your guests will be sitting. The mist will spray into the air, and fall down gently onto the sitting area, creating a cool wave of air. Arrange the misting heads in a way that you will get good coverage, and not focusing on one portion of the patio.

When the system is finished, you’ll have an inexpensive, and highly effective outdoor evaporative cooling system that uses no power, and only 1-2 gallons of water per hour!