Year: 2013

Patio Heater Safety for Winter

image (10)Patio heaters are a great way to extend the amount of time that you have to enjoy the outdoor spaces of your home during colder seasons. Yet, like any appliance, patio heaters come with their own set of precautions you should take while using them. This guide from Advanced Misting Systems outlines the major safety issues to be aware of while using a patio heater.

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Extreme Sports, Extreme Temperatures

<a href="http://www.shutterstock.com/gallery-77601p1.html?cr=00&pl=edit-00">Aspen Photo</a> / <a href="http://www.shutterstock.com/?cr=00&pl=edit-00">Shutterstock.com</a>Even with the seasons changing, temperature related stress is still a very real risk for fall athletic teams in the Southwest. Most of the days in Southern California are still averaging around 85 degrees, and in places like Phoenix, the weather forecast predicts temperatures around 90 degrees through the end of October. These temperatures may be comfortable for most of us, but for the athlete they can cause heat stress in combination with higher heart rate and rising body temperature. On the opposite side of the country, some sports teams are already playing in the snow and face the risk of hypothermia.

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GSA Contract!

GSA Contract HolderAfter a lot of time, energy, and hard work we are so happy to announce that we have been awarded a GSA Contract!

If you are unfamiliar with what that is the General Services Administration or GSA assists with procurement work for other government agencies. Procurement managers from government agencies can view these agreements and make purchases from the GSA Schedule knowing that all legal obligations have been taken care of by GSA.”

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How an Evaporative Cooler Works

The Luma Comfort EC45S Tower Evaporative Cooler is lightweight, versatile and economical and uses as much electricity as a lightbulb
The Luma Comfort EC45S Tower Evaporative Cooler is lightweight, versatile and economical and uses as much electricity as a lightbulb

We talk a lot about the merits of an evaporative cooler over a standard air conditioner in terms of cost of installation, maintenance and operation, but it seems that not very many people understand how an evaporative cooler works. Also known as swamp coolers, evaporative coolers provide effective cooling by capitalizing on the natural process of water evaporation combined with a simple air-moving system. Keeping the interior of our desert buildings cool is a process that modern technology has made simple. But in the early 20th century, inventions such as air conditioning did not yet exist. People often stayed cool by sleeping outside on screened in porches during the summer. They would hang soaking-wet bed sheets and blankets on the screens and use fans to pull the night air through the moist cloth to provide a cool breeze to lower the room’s temperature.

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Bigger Builds and Fog Effects

Most of our sales come from internet sales, but we also are misting contractors and install misting systems on homes and businesses all the time. This week, we completed an installation throughout a back patio and pool area of a beautiful golf course home that turned out really nice!
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The DIY Guide to Cooling Your Patio

shutterstock_81609454When it comes to perfect summer barbecues and family gatherings, the patio is no doubt the social hub of your home. But the sweltering heat is a hindrance to most things outdoors if you live in the American Southwest.  Even the best of parties can be ruined by the harsh sun, so it comes as no surprise to anyone that many people are giving their patios some much needed TLC this summer. Whether you are improving on the patio already in place in your home, or starting out from scratch, these tips from Advanced Misting Systems can help you figure out the best way to keep your patio cool all summer long.

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The Importance of Maintaining Your Cooling Systems

shutterstock_36446311Regardless if you own an air conditioning unit, evaporative cooler or a misting system, it is critical to regularly clean and maintain all of your cooling systems.  There are many reasons why you would want to properly maintenance your cooling systems ranging from safety to costs. Below are some benefits that you will reap from preventative maintenance to your cooling systems.

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