I live in the Portland area and will be using the fogger for humidity control (target would be 55-75%) and some cooling in the Summer. The interior of the greenhouse is 8' x 12' and about 8' tall, hoop house style so the total area is about 760 cubic feet. I'm still getting everything dialed in so I can't tell you exactly how many air changes per hour but I'm guessing 1 or 2 a day in the Winter. Summer might be 1 an hour, but possibly more depending on the heat load. I will be using a mist system to also help with watering and cooling load. My questions are:Do you think the 5 disc fogger will be adequate for this area? Have you ever built a system from a 55 gallon drum? I have access to a plastic 55 gallon drum and would like to use this if possible.Any idea on how much cooling I could expect to get from a fogging system? Would more fogger discs get more cooling effect? Hope this ended up with the right person. I really like the products offered on the website. It took me a while to find you online but it looks like these complete kits you offer and the water resistant fan are perfect for my intended application.Thanks in advance for your input.
Thanks for contacting us! Jim's out for the week, but I can definitely help you out. A five head should do well for you in both cooling, and humidifying.
A 55 gallon drum would be perfect. The more water you have, the less the water is heated by the mister. Which is a good thing.
I want to say the temp in the people that have reported back have had around a 10-12 degree drop. I say with with caution though. I've never done it personally. The more water you add, the cooler it'll be for sure. If you want to add a bigger unit, you could add a humidistat to control the whole thing. Another benefit to the bigger unit is more stable humidity levels. With an air exchange, it'll snap back very quick.
If you have any other questions, I'm happy to help.