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Can evaporative coolers be used indoors?

Evaporative coolers are designed to work best in areas not easily cooled by traditional air conditioning. This means ideal spaces have access to ambient air via open bays, doors or windows. While there are some environments conducive to evaporative cooling use in an enclosed building, the cooler is not going to operate at its highest…

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Humidity Perceptions and Evaporative Cooling Efficiency

When it comes to how we humans feel temperature, it can be difficult to separate fact from perception. Humidity throws an extra wrench in things. When we check the weather and see a high humidity percentage, we know we’re in for frizzy hair, clammy skin and the temperature feeling warmer than it actually is. But…

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Portacool 30th Anniversary Spotlight – Rose Jenkins

Founded in 1990, Portacool is celebrating its 30th Anniversary this year. To give you a view into what makes the leader in evaporative cooling tick, we’re spotlighting long-time employees to share their memories, experiences and perspectives during their time with the company. Name: Rose Jenkins Role: Executive Administrative Assistant Years at Portacool: 22 years How…

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Does your evaporative media need to be changed?

Kuul evaporative media is designed and manufactured to be the longest lasting evaporative media on the market. Only the highest-quality materials are used to ensure product quality and longevity. If consistently and properly maintained, Kuul evaporative media can provide a large return on investment by negating yearly or bi-yearly replacement and installation costs. As you…

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Utilizing Portacool Evaporative Coolers as PPE to Combat Heat

When we think of traditional personal protective equipment, or PPE, we can find a full list of materials that provide safety for workers that quite literally cover them from head to toe. Items such as hard hats, safety goggles, gloves and shoe covers are common safety gear for many jobs, but when it comes to…

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Made in America

America’s birthday is almost here. This weekend we’ll celebrate Independence Day – the 244th birthday of our nation. Here at Portacool, we are particularly proud that all of our products are made in the USA. For three decades, our company has manufactured Portacool branded portable evaporative coolers and Kuul evaporative media in Center, Texas. As…

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My Kuul Story – BLJ and King Ranch

Brian King, owner of BLJ and King Ranch poultry farms, has been in the poultry production business since 2003. Located in Timpson, Texas, Brian has a production of 819,000 broiler chickens out of nine 40’ x 400’ houses in five flocks per year. His son, Justin, grew up on the poultry farm and has worked…

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Portacool 30th Anniversary Spotlight – Rochelle Robinson

Founded in 1990, Portacool is celebrating its 30th Anniversary this year. To give you a view into what makes the leader in evaporative cooling tick, we’re spotlighting long-time employees to share their memories, experiences and perspectives during their time with the company. Name: Rochelle Robinson Role: Accounting Coordinator Years at Portacool: 16 years What is…

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Government Agencies Focused on Heat Education

When a certain topic is prevalent enough to be addressed by at least EIGHT separate government agencies with specific information dedicated to education, it is clearly a very important matter. One topic with this level of coverage is that of heat safety illness and prevention, and it gets a great deal of attention from a…

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Portacool 30th Anniversary Spotlight – Donald Sigler

Founded in 1990, Portacool is celebrating its 30th Anniversary this year. To give you a view into what makes the leader in evaporative cooling tick, we’re spotlighting long-time employees to share their memories, experiences and perspectives during their time with the company. Name: Donald Sigler Role: Customer Service/Tech Support Years at Portacool: 26 years What…

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