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ARE FOG MACHINES EXPENSIVE?

Fog machines prices have dropped drastically over the last 20 years. You can find very durable units for under a hundred bucks. These will be fine for the seasonal use they usually receive. But, like anything, you get what you pay for. If you are planning on using your unit a lot or want a lot fog for a longer duration, you may want to consider more expensive models. Here are our recommended models for 2011.

HOW DOES A FOG MACHINE MAKE FOG?

A formula of glycol and water is used as the fog fluid.  This fluid is heated in the heat exchanger of the fog machine and is emitted out of a nozzle as vapor. When this vapor comes in contact with cooler air outside the fog machine it produces fog. For a more detailed explanation read How Fog Machines Work.

WHAT IS SO IMPORTANT ABOUT THE WATTAGE OF A FOG MACHINE?

The wattage of a fog machine determines not only how much fog is produced but for how long it can be produced. Higher end models have a wattage that exceeds 1300 Watts. Consumer models have wattage ranging between 400-1300 watts. Read our How Fog Machines Work section for more information.

DO I NEED TO CLEAN MY FOG MACHINE?

Typically the answer is no if you follow the manufacturer’s directions on the fluid used in the machine and you do not use scented fog fluid. If you notice a decrease in fog emitted or if your machine does not perform at all then read the manufacturer’s recommendations for cleaning.

DO I NEED TO BE CONCERNED ABOUT SAFETY WHEN OPERATING A FOG MACHINE?

Absolutely! Fog machines are a great addition to the Halloween festivities. But, like with anything use common sense when operating one. Make sure if using inside that you have proper ventilation. Asthmatic people may have problems breathing if exposed to the fog while inside. A lot of heat is generated from the fog machine. Make sure nothing flammable is near the unit. Read our Safety Using a Fog Machine for more information.

 

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