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Is Your Home Workshop Ready for Hot Summer Temperatures?

Summertime seems like an excellent opportunity to get a lot of home projects done. Unfortunately, many people find that the season for using their home workshop is far too short. Your workshop won’t stay comfortable for long unless you take steps to deal with rising outdoor temperatures. So how can you keep your workshop cool…

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Keep Your Patio Cool for Mother’s Day

Getting together with friends and family is one of the most popular activities for Mother’s Day. Unfortunately, with the pandemic continuing to threaten, getting together at a restaurant or any indoor activity seems unwise. A family gathering on the patio seems like the perfect solution. Unfortunately, in mid-May, the temperatures can already be climbing across…

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Protect yourself from heat-related illnesses during home DIY projects

  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. Heat-related…

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A Cool Father’s Day Gift

  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 Father’s…

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Entertaining & Parties Made Cool With An Evaporative Cooler

  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 online…

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Proud to Partner with the National FFA Organization

  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 for…

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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

  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 Shelby…

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