It’s hard to make it in business these days. Between turmoil that overturns the global economy, complex regulations, and tough competition, it can be challenging for your company to stay in the black. Hot temperatures can be an extra obstacle that make it hard for your business to succeed against competitors. Unfortunately, air conditioning is often impractical and too expensive to fit in your company’s tight budget. If only there were some way for your business to keep its cool and stay on budget.
There is! Portacool portable evaporative coolers are an effective way to cool off your workplaces when air conditioning is not a practical option. Plus, our evaporative coolers are made in the USA at our Center, Texas manufacturing facility. We use evaporative media from our subsidiary Kuul, the only evaporative media produced in the USA.
High heat is more than a nuisance for your employees. It can be a severe impediment to their ability to work. The body’s heat loss mechanisms start to become less effective once the temperature exceeds 75°F. This means that the body’s internal temperature starts to rise.
To compensate, the body diverts blood flow to the skin and away from muscles and the brain. This makes it harder for people to work and more challenging for them to concentrate. The result is a loss in productivity and an increase in mistakes.
Some studies suggest that productivity starts to drop once the temperature exceeds 80°F. One study quantified this as a 3% productivity loss for every 1.8 degrees over 80°F. This means even a modest 85°F cuts your productivity by almost 10%. Since labor is the largest expense for most businesses, this can significantly impact your bottom line.
In addition, people make more errors when the temperature rises. A NASA study showed that workers made nearly twice as many errors at 90°F as they did at 80°F and as much as 12 times as many mistakes at 95°F as they did at 80°F. Your business depends on delivering quality to your customers. You can’t afford the cost of these errors in terms of refunds, restitution, and client goodwill.
Want to see how much heat is costing your business? Our productivity loss calculator can tell you.
What can you do about the heat when you’re just leasing an office or other workspace? You can complain to your landlord, but you know how often that works. Instead, try an evaporative cooler.
An evaporative cooler, commonly referred to as a swamp cooler, is an inexpensive way to bring down the temperature of a hot work environment. You can cool your workspace to keep your employees efficient and focused but won’t be hit with a massive power bill. You also won’t have to install anything to make it effective. A portable evaporative cooler can be wheeled into any workspace. All you need is an outlet and access to water. You can even bring it with you if you relocate.
We understand that office space in a historic building can be too attractive to pass up. Considering the location and the size of the space and its character, it seemed like a deal. Simultaneously, the lack of air conditioning was a minor consideration. Then summer came around, and suddenly your workforce is suffering from the heat. You’ve looked into installing air conditioning, and it’s just not an option.
Fortunately, an evaporative cooler can cool these workspaces without needing to be installed. It’s a portable solution that gives you options to cool the building efficiently and effectively: drop the temperature dramatically while using a fraction of the energy that air conditioning requires.
Sometimes high real estate costs force you to accept workspace in a warehouse district. This is often a practical solution, but depending on the nature of your business, you might realize that the poor insulation and high exposure can make the workspace unbearable in the summer months. Unfortunately, installing and running air conditioning would eliminate much or all of the cost benefits of choosing this site.
On the other hand, an evaporative cooler can effectively cool even large converted warehouse office spaces with a tiny energy cost. You can use a portable evaporative cooler to focus on cooling the areas you care about, such as where you actually work or entertain clients, rather than cooling the entire building.
If you’re a consultant or contractor, you might not always be able to control the conditions your team has to work under. You might provide a team to a client who doesn’t see the value of keeping the worksite cool. Of course, you can’t afford to install air conditioning in your client’s facilities, but your team might be there for months. Their productivity, accuracy, and morale may suffer.
A portable evaporative cooler lets your team keep cool without needing to install anything. All they need is an outlet, and they can keep their area cool. That way, they can provide the quality of work you promise and keep their hours in line with your quote. Best of all, you can keep the talented team you worked so hard to assemble happy and loyal.
If you are trying to increase the exposure of your business, you might find yourself doing community outreach at several outdoor events. Everything from county fairs to summer festivals might seem like the perfect way to reach new potential clients, but it can be brutal on your staff to do these events. This can make it hard for them to put your business’ best face forward as the heat can make even your most diplomatic employees irritable and short.
A small portable cooler can help keep your staff cool at these events. Easy to transport and set up, it can help your employees stay fresh all day. And having a cool tent or booth can get more attention, time, and goodwill from potential clients at a hot outdoor event.
In all these situations, a portable evaporative cooler gives you the best combination of low cost, effective cooling, and flexibility. And if you’re looking for a portable evaporative cooler, Portacool is the smart choice.
Since 1990, Portacool has been building evaporative coolers at our Center, Texas manufacturing facility. We started as a small business and have expanded dramatically to become one of the recognized leaders in the industry. This includes our subsidiary, Kuul, which manufactures the only evaporative media made in the USA, and does it with all USA-sourced materials. We now have distributors in all 50 states and 56 countries around the world. And we believe in our product so much that we use it at our own manufacturing facility.
In addition to our quality and commitment to our product, we have grown because of our dedication to our customers. We offer best-in-class:
Part of our dedication is developing a custom service plan that reflects how you plan to use your evaporative cooler. That way, you can keep your Portacool working for years without spending money on unnecessary service.
We understand that businesses have many different cooling needs. That’s why we offer a full, diverse line of portable evaporative coolers for businesses. Here are some popular choices:
The efficiently designed Portacool Jetstream™ 220 boasts powerful cooling in a compact size. This portable evaporative cooler is perfect for tight spaces or for spot-cooling a challenging personal workspace. Big on portability, but small in size, you can roll the Jetstream 220 where needed and the oscillating louvers will help deliver cooling comfort throughout your bay, garage or shop.Airrex Portable Climate Solutions O'Reilly Motion Industries Amazon Portable Coolers Sales & Rentals Fastenal ZORO Global Industrial MSC Tooldom NAPA Tools & Equipment Uline Grainger
The Portacool Jetstream™ 230 delivers cooling comfort to the single-person workspace. It is an efficiently designed product that offers maximum versatility for usage in open or condensed workspaces. Featuring oscillating louvers, low-water shutoff and Kuul Comfort MicroTech™ evaporative media, this cooler is an impressive cooling solution for hard-to-cool industrial and automotive shop areas.NAPA Tools & Equipment Global Industrial MSC Airrex Portable Climate Solutions ZORO Fastenal Portable Coolers Sales & Rentals Amazon Motion Industries O'Reilly Tooldom Uline
The Portacool Jetstream™ 240 provides maximum adaptability for cooling wherever needed. This evaporative cooler is not only easy to move, it can fit in the tightest of spaces. Liquid level indicator and intuitive control panel make operation a breeze.Grainger O'Reilly Motion Industries Amazon Portable Coolers Sales & Rentals Fastenal NAPA Tools & Equipment ZORO MSC Global Industrial Airrex Portable Climate Solutions Tooldom Uline
Huge in performance, this easy-to-operate evaporative cooler produces cool air wherever it is needed. With its compact size, the Portacool Cyclone™ 120 portable evaporative cooler is perfect for smaller settings, yet still delivers an impressive amount of air output. Additionally, the Cyclone 120 is equipped with Kuul Comfort™ evaporative media, the highest-quality evaporative media on the market made in the USA exclusively for Portacool products to provide maximum cooling comfort.ACE The Home Depot Northern Tool + Equipment Lowes
The Portacool Cyclone™ 130 is ideal for cooling outdoor spaces such as patios, garages or hobby areas. The Cyclone 130 does more than just move hot, stale air around – it actually cools the air using the all-natural process of evaporation. Additionally, the Cyclone 130 is equipped with Kuul Comfort™ evaporative media, the highest-quality evaporative media on the market made in the USA exclusively for Portacool products to provide maximum cooling comfort.ACE The Home Depot Northern Tool + Equipment Lowes Academy
Cool down your patio, garage or favorite outdoor space with the unique Portacool Cyclone™ 140. Standing nearly five feet tall, this energy-efficient evaporative cooler elevates its airflow to provide maximum cooling comfort wherever you need it most. Additionally, the Cyclone 140 is equipped with Kuul Comfort™ evaporative media, the highest-quality evaporative media on the market made in the USA exclusively for Portacool products to provide maximum cooling comfort.Northern Tool + Equipment The Home Depot Tractor Supply Company ACE Lowes
The newest accessory to beat the heat whether you are hard at work or play is the Portacool® 510. This compact, yet powerful evaporative cooler has a small footprint and can be moved anywhere you need cooling comfort. From patios, pets and hobby space to automotive bays, industrial settings and warehouses this evaporative cooler has you covered! Equipped with Kuul Control MicroTech™ evaporative media, oscillating louvers, water fill door, low-water shutoff and sturdy casters, the Portacool 510 is designed to provide maximum cooling comfort.
This product is currently only sold in the USA
If you have a hot worksite or office and want to cool it efficiently, Portacool is the perfect solution. Get your unit today by visiting a local retailer. You can also contact us for more information or to put in a larger order.
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