Ensuring that your outdoor misting system is stored properly for the often unforgiving cold winter months is key to making sure that it would last you a long time. Winterizing your misting system will guarantee you that it is protected from any potential damage freezing water can do during the cold months. It does not take a lot to damage your system during these times.
A night of freezing can cause a potentially serious damage to your water line, bust your misting nozzle, or even damage your pressure pump. The cost to repair any damage to your misting system can be extremely high and overwhelming. However, there are clear and simple ways to ensure that no such damage will happen to your misting system. By following the steps given below, your cooling system will survive the winter months without any serious damage.
The first you thing you need to do is disconnect and drain water from your filter. When frozen, misting filters are known to break and crack fairly easily. Second, you need to remove the tubing from the pump and flush out all the water to prevent freezing. If your home is situated somewhere where there is constant drops in temperatures, it is then imperative for you to bring your pump and filters inside your home to prevent them from incurring damage.
The next simple step to do is removing all the nozzles from your misting system and bringing them indoors. The fourth and final step is flushing the system of any residual water. This is best achieved by using an air compressor that will blow out air through the system thereby draining it of all water. If you unfortunately do not have an air compressor at home, there is no need for you to worry. Just follow the simple steps detailed above and prevent residual water from freezing over by giving the system an ample amount of time to dry up on its own.
If you think this is something that you can’t do on your own or you just simply don’t have the time to accomplish any of the above-mentioned steps, contact your local service company to carry out the job for you.
If you have a misting fan at home, make sure that you disconnect your lead line from your pump and fan rings. Remove and store all misting nozzles indoors and drain all valves. It would be best to move the entire misting fan indoors during the freezing winter months. However, if that is not possible, ensuring that your system is properly winterized is very critical.
If you take a little time from your busy schedule to follow these steps thoroughly and completely, you will be guaranteed a perfectly working misting system ready for use when the wintertime is finally over. No need for you to pay for costly repairs because of damage incurred when you do not properly winterize your cooling unit.
As soon as winter is over, all you need to do is reconnect everything that has been removed, check for any damage, and add water. It is as simple as that. You will again be able to enjoy the benefits of your misting system. Imagine being able to again spend time out on your patio or deck even under the intense heat of the sun.