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What Is a Swamp Cooler?

The history of swamp coolers may go back as far as 6000 years and stretch to the opposite side of the Earth. That’s because this technology is incredibly intuitive, effective, and efficient. Wherever people are looking to cool themselves efficiently, this technology comes up, sometimes passed down directly, and other times developed independently because it…

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How Does a Swamp Cooler Work?

Swamp coolers are a powerful technology that are able to dramatically cool the air with very low energy use. But how does this marvelous technology actually work? It’s very simple, really: it takes energy to evaporate water. By taking that energy from the air, an evaporative cooler reduces the temperature of the air. Of course,…

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Tips for Buying an Evaporative Cooler

11 Things to Know Before Buying a Portable Evaporative Cooler While air conditioning is the most common and best-known cooling solution available, it may not always be the right choice for your specific needs. In many situations, portable evaporative coolers will be a more effective and affordable cooling solution to keep you comfortable during the…

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Will a Swamp Cooler Work Outside?

When you’re outside in the heat, it can be hard to work and even harder to enjoy yourself. If you’ve tried using a fan, you know there’s a point where fans just don’t do any good. You are sweating profusely, and the fan doesn’t make much of an impact on your comfort level. Is there…

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How Does Evaporative Cooling Work?

If you’re looking for a cooling system for your business, backyard patio, home workshop, or outdoor space, you have several options available. In most situations, evaporative cooling systems will provide you with the most energy-efficient, cost-effective, and environmentally sustainable solution. Evaporative cooling systems use the same scientific principles that allow sweat to effectively cool your…

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Do Swamp Coolers Actually Cool?

Swamp coolers are potentially a very effective cooling technology. Under the right conditions, they can cool air temperature by up to 30° F. This makes them an efficient alternative to air conditioning. Here’s how swamp coolers create cooling, and what determines how much cooling they can provide. How Swamp Coolers Cool the Air “Swamp cooler”…

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How to Winterize Your Evaporative Cooler

It’s been a long, hot, crazy summer, but made a little less hot and a little more enjoyable by your Portacool. However, as we move into fall, it’s time to put your Portacool away for the winter. Here are the steps to take to make sure it’s ready for use when the heat starts to rise…

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Do You Need to Have an Open-Air Source for Evaporative Cooling?

One of the things that makes evaporative coolers so great for cooling outdoor spaces and events is that they take advantage of the natural air to create cooling. They draw the hot air through the evaporative media to create the cool air that gets distributed where you need it most. Does this mean you need…

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10 Reasons to Choose a Portacool Evaporative Cooler

If you are considering your cooling options, there are many good reasons to choose an evaporative cooler. Here are 10 of them to help you make your decision. Easily Portable At Portacool, we specialize in making portable evaporative coolers. All of our models can be easily moved to provide cooling whenever and wherever you want…

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How Effective Are Portacool Evaporative Coolers?

If you are evaluating cooling options, you should be considering an evaporative cooler. It’s quite likely that you’re attracted by all the benefits evaporative coolers offer. You like the energy efficiency, the ease of transport, the lack of dangerous chemicals, and the fact that they are so much cheaper. In the end, the effectiveness of…

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