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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…

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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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Heat-Related Illness in Work Environments

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), thousands of people develop an illness or injury every year from heat exposure in their work environment. In some extreme cases, these injuries can be fatal. In fact, the National Weather Service found that heat produces more fatalities each year than any other weather event. Due…

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Cooling on a Global Scale

Global temperatures have been rising steadily for a long time, but the rate of increase over the past few decades has been particularly high. In fact, the World Meteorological Organization listed the year 2020 as the second warmest on record, rivalling 2016 for the top spot. According to the European Environment Agency, the global mean…

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Comparing Your Cooling Solutions

In the summer heat, it can be uncomfortable to do anything. You can’t work, can’t enjoy hobbies, and maybe can’t even sleep. So, what can you do about the heat? You really have three options for cooling the air: Air conditioning Misters Evaporative coolers When you compare these options closely, it will become clear that…

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How Does Heat Stress Impact Worker Productivity?

Your business requires high levels of performance from your employees. It’s crucial that workers are able to do their jobs quickly and accurately. Unfortunately, excessive temperatures can derail worker productivity, having a devastating impact on the reputation and profitability of your business. For this reason, a cool working environment should be considered an essential tool…

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