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Protect yourself from heat-related illnesses during home DIY projects

  7/21/2020 Quarantine and social distancing mean spending more time at home. This has inspired renewed interest in home improvement and DIY projects. While warm-weather months are ideal for many projects, it also can bring high temperatures and dangerous heat. To avoid heat-related illness and injury, it is important to take precautions to stay safe.…

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Pump Up Your Portacool

  6/15/2019 Ever wonder what that extra switch is next to the power button on your Portacool portable evaporative cooler? Sure, it says “Pump,” but what does that pump actually do inside the cooler? The pump actually plays an important role in the evaporative cooling process that takes place within Portacool portable evaporative coolers. Without…

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A Cool Father’s Day Gift

  6/14/2019 Dads – they tinker, they build and they grill, and often in hot spaces during the summer. The comfort of an air conditioner on a scorcher of a day in the mancave – otherwise known as the garage or patio – would be enticing. However, since air conditioning is impractical in the garage and outdoors, this…

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Entertaining & Parties Made Cool With An Evaporative Cooler

  5/22/2019 Not only is the three-day holiday weekend approaching for Memorial Day, for many, it’s celebration time for families with graduates embarking on their exit from high school or college. Often the gathering venue is the home backyard or patio for celebrating their graduate’s achievements. Look no further than social media (like Pinterest) or…

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Proud to Partner with the National FFA Organization

  11/15/2018 Portacool, LLC is proud to partner with the National FFA Organization to serve as a state sponsor in California, Florida, and Texas. Since 2016, Portacool has provided monetary support along with product donations to deserving FFA chapters. This year, we selected 12 chapters to receive a $1,000 monetary donation and a Portacool Cyclone product…

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It bears repeating – Heat Safety Is Key

The toll heat can take on the body should not be underestimated. It’s important to take precautions to ensure safety in the heat when exercising, entertaining, or working outdoors or in non-air-conditioned areas like the garage. Hydration: The top tip for giving your body the power to beat the heat is to stay hydrated. You need…

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National Pet Week – Protecting Animals from the Heat

  5/10/2017 Did you know that May 8-12 is National Pet Week as deemed by the American Veterinary Medical Association? As vets will tell you, an important consideration for pet care is ensuring their safety in hot conditions. Mark Jousan, DVM, is a Texas-based licensed veterinarian who treats all types of pets and animals at…

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Tips to Avoid Heat Stress This Summer

  6/28/2019 At Portacool, we often focus on industrial cooling and heat safety relative to work environments. We also think enjoying fun in the sun is one of the great pastimes of summer when you are at home though. Just as it is important to protect yourself from the sun and hot weather while you…

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How to Prevent Heat Stress on Pets This Summer

  5/1/2019 Heat safety is high on the list of worries for individuals and businesses around the world each summer. Hot weather is hard on humans, sure, but it’s also hard on their pets. The question of how to prevent heat stress on pets without penning them up inside is one many Portacool customers struggled…

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