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How Effective Are Swamp Coolers?

Swamp coolers, more technically known as evaporative coolers, are an air-conditioning alternative that can dramatically cool the air with relatively low energy demand. They can be very effective, but their effectiveness depends on the local climate and on the efficiency of the evaporative media. Local Climate and Swamp Cooler Effectiveness Swamp coolers work by evaporating…

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Evaporative Coolers vs. Swamp Coolers: What’s the Difference?

Are you looking for an efficient and affordable cooling solution? If so, you’ve probably come across references to both evaporative coolers and swamp coolers. You might be wondering what’s the difference. There is no true difference between these two terms. “Evaporative cooler” is a technically accurate name that describes how the device functions. “Swamp cooler”…

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Common Applications for Outdoor Swamp Coolers

Outdoor swamp coolers are a great solution for any situation where you want to combat high heat but can’t trap cooled air. As a result, outdoor swamp coolers have become very popular in many applications. Outdoor Workers One of the biggest uses for outdoor swamp coolers is helping outdoor workers keep cool. This includes construction…

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How Long Do Portable Outdoor Fans Last?

If you are considering getting a portable outdoor fan for your patio, one of your big concerns may be how long the fan will last. Unfortunately, it’s hard to know exactly how long the fan will last. Here are some of the challenges in figuring out how long to expect your fan to last, and…

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Can I Use a Swamp Cooler for My Workshop?

If you are unhappy with the heat in your workshop, you might be looking for a cooling solution. A swamp cooler, also commonly referred to as an evaporative cooler, is an effective and efficient cooling solution. Can you use a swamp cooler for your workshop? Yes, in most cases, this is a suitable solution for…

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A Season of Thanks

As we move into the final season of 2021, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on the past year. All the hardships faced, the joyous moments, the setbacks, the two steps forward – each one served to make us stronger and build our commitment to each other. 2020 and 2021 were difficult years…

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Maintenance Tips for Portable Outdoor Fans

Performing regular maintenance on your portable outdoor fans will help them last as long as possible. Ideally, you should follow the maintenance schedule that came with your fan or that is on the manufacturer’s website. However, if you don’t have or can’t find maintenance guidelines specific to your fan, you can follow these tips to…

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Why Do Outdoor Fans Stop Working?

If you have an outdoor fan you like to turn on while on your patio, it can be annoying when it stops working. This can make your patio suddenly an unbearable place to be. Sometimes, there are easy fixes to get the fan working again. Other times, you might need to replace the fan. Cord…

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How to Winterize Your Evaporative Cooler

It’s been a long, hot, crazy summer, but made a little less hot and a little more enjoyable by your Portacool. However, as we move into fall, it’s time to put your Portacool away for the winter. Here are the steps to take to make sure it’s ready for use when the heat starts to…

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How Big Should My Outdoor Patio Fan Be?

The time when you can naturally enjoy hanging out on your patio is often unfortunately small. There are a few weeks in the spring and a few in the fall where the temperature is neither too hot nor too cold. If you want to spend more time on the patio in the summer, you might…

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