Category Archives: Heat

How a Misting Systems Company Assists OSHA for Employees

Some jobs are not located in glamorous conditions. They do not feature air conditioning or cooling fans such as within an office building. We are talking about those who work primarily outdoors. It is laborious to work when the temperature is extremely warm, especially during the summertime. Arduous industrial jobs such as this include pest control exterminators, construction workers, mail couriers, farmers and other types of blue-collar individuals.

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Did You Know of These Alternative Cooling Options?

As the hottest part of the year arrives, many businesses are changing their operations to ensure their workers’ safety and well being. Consider how misting systems can help to prevent overheating as well as other serious dangers that hot weather can create. Some industries carry products that need to be stored within certain temperature ranges to prevent spoilage, such as the food and beverage industry. Either way, cooling through the use of continuous air conditioning comes with a hefty price tag.

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The Dangers of Overheating

Since summer is fast approaching for parts of the country, Advanced Misting Systems is discussing overheating because we consider it a life-threatening situation. Join us as we explore its symptoms and effects.

Most of the country is going to start seeing a warming trend, especially in the Southwest and South in the coming months. These states generally see temperatures in the high 90s and well into the 100s. Some areas compound these hot temperatures with high humidity too. The human body’s normal functioning temperature is 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit. If you are exposed to these weather conditions, your body struggles with the suppressed oxygen levels of high humidity and the attempts to cool down from the increased temperature exposure.

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Electric Heaters versus Gas Heaters

Patio HeaterPatio heaters have grown in popularity quite a bit over the course of the last few years. Because of their large heat output, restaurant and home owners alike turn to outdoor patio heaters to extend the use of an outdoor area for a few extra months, and in many cases, all year round. There are several varieties of outdoor heaters to choose from, including portable heaters, mounted heaters and tabletop. After choosing a style of patio heater and picking out the perfect design to compliment the outdoor space, the only option remaining is the choice to go for electric or gas. While the choice may seem complicated at first, the final decision should come down to the style of space where you will be using it. This guide from Advanced Misting Systems explains the difference between gas and electric heaters so you can decide for yourself.

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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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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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