patio evaporative coolers

How Do I Cool Down My Outdoor Patio?

Very few things add to your enjoyment of your house as much as an outdoor patio. When the weather is nice, it can provide an entirely new living space offering fresh air, bright sunshine, star gazing on a clear night, and beautiful scenery.

Spring and fall often bring ideal weather to enjoy your patio, but the scorching summer heat can threaten to ruin your enjoyment of this space. When temperatures reach the 90s or higher, it can be downright miserable to sit outside. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to cool down your patio so that you can continue enjoying it even when the heat spikes mid-summer.

Patio Misting Systems

Misting systems can provide a refreshing feeling as you sit on your patio on a hot summer day. While the fine misting spray feels great on your skin, it also provides cooling benefits. As these water droplets evaporate, it will drop the air temperature on your skin and provide relief from the heat.

However, you’ll want to be careful about when you choose to use a mister. It may not be the ideal solution while you’re enjoying a meal since it can make your food and dishes a bit soggy. You’ll also want to be careful about how long you keep the mister on to avoid a significant spike in your water bill.

Install Shade

One of the easiest ways to get a break from the bruising sun is to sit in a shaded area. If your patio currently lacks access to shade, there are a variety of options that are easy to install and will provide the shade you need on a hot day:

Upgrade Your Patio Furniture

evaporative coolers for backyard patiosCertain patio furniture can be uncomfortably hot to sit on, worsening the conditions created by scorching summer temperatures. You can mitigate this issue by purchasing new cushions for your patio chairs.

For maximum comfort, choose light colored cushions made from natural canvas fibers since these will reflect the sun and provide natural moisture wicking. Steer clear of dark colors which retain heat and synthetic or plastic-coated fabrics which trap body heat and may stick to your body when you sweat.

If you like to walk around barefoot on your patio, you may also want to consider purchasing a rug. This will prevent your feet from getting burned on hot patio pavement. Choose an all-weather rug that will provide greater durability and pick a light color that will reflect the sun rather than absorb heat.

Outdoor Fans

Patio fans don’t actually cool the air, but they can help your body feel cooler and more comfortable. This is accomplished in the following ways:

Portable Evaporative Coolers

With the ability to drop the outside air temperature by as much as 30°F, very few cooling solutions match the effectiveness of portable evaporative coolers. In addition to providing dramatic cooling benefits to your outdoor patio, evaporative coolers are highly energy efficient, making them both affordable and eco-friendly.

Unlike fans which just blow hot air on you, evaporative coolers provide a blast of cool, refreshing air that will keep your patio comfortable even on the hottest days. Since they are portable, you can easily move them around your yard to experience these cooling benefits in the exact location you need them.

Stay Cool on Your Patio with a Portacool

Portacool has been the industry leader in evaporative cooling technology since 1990. All of our patio evaporative coolers are produced in the USA at our Center, Texas manufacturing facility. In addition, the evaporative media for every Portacool is made by our subsidiary company, Kuul, ensuring they are made to the exact specifications of your machine and deliver maximum cooling benefits. All Kuul evaporative media is made from the highest quality materials, all of which are sourced in the USA.

Portacool patio evaporative coolers are easy to use. There is no installation necessary. Simply plug them in, move them to your desired cooling location on your patio, and turn them on. You’ll enjoy dramatic cooling benefits in a matter of minutes.

If you want to keep your patio cool all summer long, Portacool has you covered. Visit a local retailer or contact us directly for large bulk orders.