2021 Home Improvement Trend: Patio Misters To Optimize Lifestyle Spaces

Patio misters, a previous mainstay in many dry climate areas, became a huge “must-have” in 2020 as outdoor retail, dining, exercise, and entertainment spaces became precious commodities. There has been a surge in the procurement and installation of misters at restaurants, parklets, gyms, even cosmetology schools whose instruction was moved outside. Patio misters have been attached to free-standing structures, tents, patios, loggias, terraces, and garden planters to offer respite from hot weather temperatures.

With the advent of Covid-19, many took inventory of their living and lifestyle situations while enduring the realities of isolation. Faced with working at home, playing at home, exercising at home, and entertaining at home, people began to fundamentally change their view of how they would prioritize the use of the space available to them. Home improvements, enhancements, and optimizing the use of outdoor spaces became investment opportunities for homeowners.

Selecting Premium Patio Misters
Patio Misters are considered high-pressure fog solutions for commercial and residential applications. Also referred to as “patio misting systems” and “cooling mist systems” the evaporative cooling technology produces fog by strict definition. Misting systems are designed appropriately to each target environment, which includes the misting pump, water treatment, controls and the distribution line and nozzles.

Koolfog specializes in designing and manufacturing patio misters that are customized to specific environments. With more than 30 years of experience in high-pressure evaporative cooling and special effects, Koolfog solutions are both effective and consistent. With optimum, long-lasting performance Koolfog patio misters can cool an expansive area by up to 35 degrees when designed for size, performance and automated control.

Patio Misters Add Value to Residential Homes
Residential owners invest a sizeable amount of their income to landscape and beautify their outdoor living spaces. Now more than ever, patios and decks are being designed as an extension of the family room, ideal for entertaining small gatherings, dining al fresco, exercise, reading, and homework. However, when seasonal temperatures rise, these activities can be subject to the elements making the environment uncomfortable or even unhealthy during a time when every bit of real estate matters.

According to Nicole Dibble, Realtor with Keller Williams Luxury, “Investing in patio misters adds value to your residence and enhances your lifestyle opportunities by improving upon your property. Much like adding a pool or solar to your home, the addition of patio misters is an enhancement that allows you to capitalize on using your living space. People and pets are cooled, the environment is enhanced and gardens are humidified to create an appealing outdoor oasis.”

With vaccines rolling out, society as a whole is looking to the future and looking forward to a post-pandemic sense of normalcy. As this crisis continues and evolves, however, it remains to be seen if we will be faced with cohabitating with the virus for some time to come. Therefore, patio misters will be a sought-after home enhancement to optimize living, working, and dining spaces and this trend will remain a focus from 2021 forward. Get ahead of the rush to install a custom patio mister and call Koolfog now!

Koolfog’s 2021 Seasonal Guide for Installation & Maintenance of Outdoor Misting Systems

This past year has been a whirlwind experience for everyone. Whether you stayed at home or ventured out for a bit of outdoor fun and food, thisoutdoor misting system palm desert pandemic crisis has taken us all for a ride. The ups and downs of closures and openings have affected everyone. Koolfog pivoted its resources to help as many clients and new customers as we could during last summer’s surge. While implementing CDC and OSHA guidelines to keep our employees and customers safe, we ran multiple crews to meet increasing outdoor misting system needs… and, it was barely enough. Our experienced and amazing team had a challenging time keeping up with the demand. We persevered as this testimonial from LG’s Steakhouse in La Quinta demonstrates. We’ve taken tremendous strides in addressing Koolfog response times and while we are hopeful about new vaccines and a return to “normal”, we anticipate more ups and downs before we can truly say that the COVID-19 is done for good. We are planning ahead and have implemented a seasonal strategy to help our outdoor misting system customers navigate what to expect.

Winter
Let’s begin with Winter expectations as we are in this season currently. Now is, actually, a great time to think about installing your outdoor misting system. If you think this is something you want in place for the onset of summer’s heat, you should definitely schedule a FREE estimate (link to contact) as soon as possible. We know this doesn’t seem like a priority and the weather isn’t necessarily suited for outside entertainment, however, planning ahead can set you up so you can get ahead of the spring rush.

Spring
With pandemic repercussions continuing to concern, Koolfog expects its own surge as the first signs of warmth begin to draw folks outside. Businesses will be looking at ramping up their service and space requirements and residents will be realizing how they wish to spend their time at home while riding things out. Our estimators and design team will be at the ready just as our field technicians begin our Spring Start-up Services.

For those businesses and homeowners with an existing outdoor misting system, now’s the time to bring them out of their winter hibernation. During a routine service call, our techs will:

• Reconnect your dormant mister system to its main power and water supply
• Inspect the system and nozzle integrity
• Replace misting nozzles that are not performing
• Perform an active run-thru to ensure that the system is misting the area optimally

Performing general maintenance on your outdoor misting system during spring is important because it extends the life of your misters and ensures that everything is fully functional when summer’s sizzling temperatures climb. To schedule a service call or if you require technical support, you can connect with our team here.

Summer
Summer at Koolfog is fast and furious and we have all cylinders firing! From our administrative support team to our local installers, everyone is going non-stop. This is our peak season when the weather is hot and folks want their outdoor misting systems working yesterday. In addition to our local clients, we also design and engineer high-pressure evaporative cooling and fogging solutions for greenhouses, theme parks, dust control, landscape water features and special effects. Every one of our clients deserves our utmost attention so we dedicate teams to the local market to meet all of your needs as quickly as possible so you can enjoy your outdoor time.

Fall
When it begins to cool down, most use their outdoor misting system less in anticipation of moving to indoor activities. Misting system maintenance and Koolfog’s Fall Shut-down & Maintenance service protects your misting system during the winter months when your system is inactive. Although you may be in an area where the days are still reasonably warm, just one night at low or freezing temperature can create cracks, bursts or leaks in your misting system’s pipes and components. Even without freezing, water sitting in the pipes can become stagnant and should be emptied when you aren’t using your misting system for a long time. Our Fall Shut-down & Maintenance service include these steps:

  • Run system to monitor operation
  • Disconnect the water supply
  • Perform multi-point inspection
  • Complete minor repairs and/or schedule for more extensive repairs
  • Air purge lines using compressed air
  • Replace water filters with dry & canister o-rings with new, for quick start-up in the Spring.
  • Change pump oil

Disconnect water/power and tag as winterized
Our team hopes that Koolfog’s 2021 Seasonal Guide for Installation & Maintenance of Outdoor Misting Systems will help you make your planning and decision making a little easier. We are here to assist you all year long. You can contact us for a FREE estimate or schedule a service appointment anytime! Click here to contact us.

Outdoor Dining Under the Misters!!

Just Installed!!

Enzo’s Restaurant, Rancho Mirage ,California

As one customer happily shared, “We ate on the patio and were pleasantly surprised by how cool it was. When we left, we discovered the temperature in the parking lot was 110 degrees.  We sure didn’t feel the heat under the misters.”

Enzo's Rancho Mirage

Enzo’s Rancho Mirage Misters

LG’s Prime Steakhouse Installs Koolfog Misting System To Create a Special Outdoor Dining Experience.

Let’s face it… a special night out during this COVID-Era can be a much-needed treat and a chance to capture the best of life’s moments in a shared meal.  In a quick pivot to respond to evolving Covid-19 mandates, LG’s Prime Steakhouse in La Quinta has installed a distinguished Koolfog outdoor patio misting system on their terrace to provide a comfortable, cool, environment for guests to celebrate an elegant outdoor dining experience.

outdoor patio misting system

According to Daniel Phelps, General Manager and a member of the LG family legacy, “Due to Covid-19, we have focused our reopening efforts on creating a comfortable patio environment and I would say that installing Koolfog’s misting system has been imperative to maintaining our business operations.  Our patio business has more than tripled and with repeat customers, we have the confidence that we can offer an optimal dining experience.“

Dining Under the Misters, we recommend this fan-favorite:

LG’s signature 30 oz. PRIME Bone-In Rib Eye paired with Rodney Strong Reserve Cabernet

Similar to its Palm Springs location, LG’s La Quinta patio has come to life with an open and airy atmosphere to match its sophisticated charm.   Shade umbrella’s and a robust outdoor patio misting system welcome guests al fresco to ensure a fresh culinary adventure.   Phelps says he is more than happy with the results attributed to Koolfog’s misting system.  “Koolfog has been fantastic.  They were responsive, very personable, and did a clean installation job.  The misting system coverage is phenomenal and serves every purpose we need them for.  We’ve had compliments from guests about how cool the terrace is despite our raging desert heat…in fact, I think our outdoor dining experience is pretty special right now.”

 


 

As family-owned and operated restaurants, LG’s La Quinta continues its impeccable reputation and is pleased to offer its full menu 5 pm-10 pm daily including its PRIME beef selections and award-winning wine list.  LG’s Prime Steakhouse has restaurants in Palm Springs and La Quinta. Located at the corner of one of the busiest intersections in the Coachella Valley, La Quinta’s LG’s Prime Steakhouse sits on the southeast corner of Highway 111 and Washington Street.  Please phone 760-771-9911 for inquiries and reservations.

For more information visit lgsprimesteakhouse.com.

 

Johannes Patio Misters Tune Up

Johannes Restaurant in Palm Springs serves European Cuisine from Austrian born Chef/Owner Johannes Bacher. Their patio utilizes a misting system to ensure comfort at all times of the year. The system was tuned up at the beginning of summer ’17 and working perfectly! Our patio misting systems are great for restaurants because they don’t leave any wet residue behind, which means your tables and guests’ food will stay dry.

Our patio misting systems are designed to enhance your restaurant patio dining areas with a cooler atmosphere during the hotter months of the year, to extend your rushes, to increase your capacity and to enhance your ambiance. Misting can provide even the most distracted person relief and relaxation. Food is meant to be, as it always has, a place for all of us to come and be together.

Empowering your restaurant to maintain a consistent revenue stream throughout the year can be a challenge. The very nature of a restaurant circles around “rush” hours and “dead” times. Utilizing patio misting systems can lengthen or even maintain existing peak periods for optimal table turn-over rates while giving your guests the subtle statement that you have carefully considered every detail of comfort. Smoking areas become welcoming and the passing crowds are drawn to your call of comfort.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to make your restaurant a hot spot all year round. Contact us to get started with a patio misting system installation.

Valley View Under Patio Misting System

What a view! Made possible at all times of the year with a Koolfog patio misting system, sitting outdoors, relaxing and just taking it all in becomes possible! The home is the basis of family connections, memorable bar-b-ques and the best birthday parties. Extend the square footage of your house, the time you can spend outdoors and the memories you make with a thoughtfully engineered and meticulously manufactured Koolfog high-pressure misting system.

Koolfog high-pressure misting pumps and misting nozzles deliver temperatures up to 35 degrees cooler. Using pressures of 1000 PSI to produce atomized water particles, Koolfog leverages the energy in the air, in the form of heat, to process the water particles effectively removing the heat from the air. In short, we drop temperatures significantly.

It’s about the times we share together; when there is only family and friends, and nothing really matters except that you are all together. These are the beginnings of the best memories, and they all start in your backyard. Koolfog’s high-pressure misting systems keep temperatures moderate so the most treasured experiences can extend well into the hottest times of the year.

Beat the Heat with Backyard Patio Misters

Beat the Heat with Backyard Patio Misters

Patio Misters

It’s no secret that homes within Palm Desert and Coachella Valley deal with extremely high weather temperatures throughout most of the year. Although, the weather in Palm Desert has been unseasonably cool this winter, these cold fronts won’t last forever. With spring and summer right around the corner, it’s time to start preparing for the imminent heat wave that’s on its way. How do you plan to beat the heat? (Hint: Patio misters are a good place to start.)

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