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5 Tips for Keeping Airplane Hangars Cool

Aviation is a wonderful hobby, and those who indulge in it are prepared to sacrifice a lot to enjoy it. Money? You bet – this is not a hobby for penny pinchers. Time? Absolutely – aviation is one of those hobbies that can take up more hours than a full-time job. Comfort? Airplane hangars are…

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The “New Normal” of Travel: Keeping Your Guests Cool This Summer

While COVID-19 has affected every industry across the globe this past year, the hotel and hospitality industries were undoubtedly hit the hardest. According to research from McKinsey & Company, it could take two years or more for the industry to return to pre-COVID levels of business. However, with travel increasing this summer, the industry is…

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How Does Heat Stress Impact Auto Techs?

A shop is not designed for comfort. It’s a practical building designed around the need to get cars in, then out and have access to all the relevant parts inside. Cinderblock walls, metal roofs, and minimum or no insulation can turn the shop into a solar oven. As temperatures climb outside, they can get even…

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Join Portacool in Honoring Military Appreciation Month

Over the past year, we have experienced a tremendous amount of stress and pressure at home due to COVID-19. As we quarantined ourselves, often feeling stranded within our own homes, we struggled to figure out our new circumstances and how to survive. We showed our appreciation to the doctors, nurses, grocery store cashiers, and essential…

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Keep Your Garage Cool While You Prep For #VanLife

Over the past year, we have seen countless innovative ways to cope with the global pandemic, from creating funny TikTok videos to starting new DIY projects. In fact, by July 2020, more than 80% of homeowners reported starting a home maintenance project. However, one large project many Americans have taken on expands beyond the realm…

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5 Ways to Avoid Heat-Related Illness on Your Farm

Summer is approaching rapidly. Temperatures on your farm will be getting very hot soon, and it’s crucial that you take the steps necessary to help your farmworkers avoid heat-related illness. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), fatalities from heat-related illness are 20 times higher among farmworkers than the rest of the…

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Popsicles and Pets: Cooling Off in the Summer Sun

With summertime right around the corner, it’s easy to dream of those classic summer moments: a dip in the lake, popsicles melting in the sun, or walks with your dog at sunset. However, summer also brings intense heat waves and harsh sunlight that can pose a significant risk to families. We might know how to…

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Excessive Temperatures Place U.S. Troops at Risk During Training

Many of the dangers associated with climate change have been well documented in recent years. However, one profound impact of climate change tends to get overlooked – rising temperatures are creating dangerous training conditions for many members of our military. In the past decade, there have been 17 heat-related fatalities during military training. During that…

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Is Your School Taking Steps to Prevent Playground Heatstroke?

Schools are gradually returning to in-person learning thanks to the vaccination process. This is great news for children who will once again benefit from face-to-face contact with their teachers and interactions with their friends. We’re also entering the warm weather months, and the need to maintain safe social distancing practices will likely lead many schools…

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