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National Pet Week – Protecting Animals from the Heat

Did you know that May 8-12 is National Pet Week as deemed by the American Veterinary Medical Association? As vets will tell you, an important consideration for pet care is ensuring their safety in hot conditions. Mark Jousan, DVM, is a Texas-based licensed veterinarian who treats all types of pets and animals at Shelby Veterinary…

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Start Your Engines…

We are just two months away from the official start of summer. That means the mercury is going to start rising and the heat will be upon all of us. That heat has already started in areas like Arizona.  We are excited to announce that beginning with last month’s race, we have been named the…

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Award Season

As we delve further into 2017, we wanted to take a moment and reflect on the successes of 2016. We are so proud to have won recognition for our products and productivity over the past year. From supplier relationships with industry leaders like Grainger, to winning a people’s choice award in the automotive industry, we…

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How Humidity Effects Evaporative Cooling

Throughout the years, we’ve often heard the refrain that evaporative coolers will not work in humidity or in various areas of the world because of humidity levels. There is without a doubt a pervasive perception that evaporative coolers will not work in humid climates. While we agree that evaporative coolers achieve significant temperature drops in more…

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Tips to Avoid Heat Stress This Summer

At Portacool, we often focus on industrial cooling and heat safety relative to work environments. We also think enjoying fun in the sun is one of the great pastimes of summer when you are at home though. Just as it is important to protect yourself from the sun and hot weather while you are working…

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How to Prevent Heat Stress on Pets This Summer

Heat safety is high on the list of worries for individuals and businesses around the world each summer. Hot weather is hard on humans, sure, but it’s also hard on their pets. The question of how to prevent heat stress on pets without penning them up inside is one many Portacool customers struggled with –…

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