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How Effective Are Outdoor Patio Fans?

Do you have a patio that you don’t use enough because it just gets too hot for much of the year? If so, you’re probably considering solutions to cool it off. One potential solution you might use is an outdoor patio fan, but how effective are they? Patio fans can be highly effective at moving…

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What Is Evaporative Cooling?

While air conditioning is often the most commonly known cooling solution, it’s not always the best option to achieve your needs. This is especially true in work environments that require the cooling of vast spaces, outdoor areas, or rooms with doors and windows that are open on a regular basis. In these situations, air conditioning…

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How Does Air Conditioning Work?

When the temperatures get hot during the summer months, it can be unbearable without an effective cooling system. A cool, comfortable environment will dramatically improve your ability to enjoy your home. In addition, it is essential in many businesses to keep employees safe and productive. Heat-related illness can result in medical emergencies, and lost productivity…

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What Is Air Conditioning?

Most of us rely on air conditioning to some degree for much of the year. But what is air conditioning? Many don’t know what it is or how it works. And not understanding air conditioning can lead to us making poor decisions when it comes to buying, using, or servicing air conditioning. Understanding air conditioning…

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Are Swamp Coolers Better than Fans?

If you are looking to make yourself comfortable in an indoor or outdoor space without air conditioning, you’re likely considering a lot of options. The two most common options in these cases are fans and swamp coolers. In most cases, a swamp cooler, which is a slang term for an evaporative cooler, is a better…

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Why Is It Called a Swamp Cooler?

We’ve all heard the term “swamp cooler.” But what is a swamp cooler? Why is it called that? The truth is that swamp cooler is an outdated term for an evaporative cooler, and nobody is entirely sure where, when, or why the term started. Outdated and Inaccurate Terms Are Common The term swamp cooler is…

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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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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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Safe Cooling in Hazardous Locations

  Portacool leads the evaporative cooling industry by manufacturing superior cooling solutions that are trusted to get the job done. To provide cooling comfort in high-heat environments, Portacool Hazardous Location™ portable evaporative coolers are designed to keep workers safe and comfortable in any extreme environment. Hazardous locations, as defined by the National Electrical Code, are…

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