How much does it cost to install air conditioning?

The potential cost can range greatly. The installation cost for residential air conditioning can range from free to approximately $15,000. This is installation…Learn More

Can air conditioning cause a sore throat?

Yes. This is usually because the air conditioning unit is not installed or operated properly. However, there are some aspects of how an…Learn More

What is air conditioning?

Air conditioning refers to the use of a heat pump process to cool the air and remove humidity from it. There are many…Learn More

Why is my air conditioning not cooling my house?

There are many potential reasons why your air conditioner isn’t cooling, which might require solutions that are either simple and inexpensive or might…Learn More

How much is an air conditioning unit?

In general, the cost of an air conditioning unit can range from as little as $150 for a small window unit to $20,000+…Learn More

Does air conditioning use gas?

Air conditioning units and systems run on electricity and are not powered by gas in any way. The only gas involved in an…Learn More

Can air conditioning make you sick?

Often, the water from air conditioners can drip out into the casing in the hot part of the unit. This hot, wet environment…Learn More

How does air conditioning work?

Air conditioning systems use coolants to remove heat and moisture from the environment. Air is chemically cooled in coils. A fan will distribute…Learn More

How does evaporative cooling work?

Water flows from the top of the evaporative media, over, down, and through the media, and then back into the reservoir. Hot air…Learn More

What is evaporative cooling?

As the name implies, evaporative cooling harnesses the power of evaporation to cool the air temperature. When water turns into gas during the…Learn More

Do you sell KuulAire coolers or replacement parts?

No, we no longer sell KuulAire evaporative coolers nor replacement parts. Those products were discontinued approximately seven years ago.Learn More

Can evaporative coolers be used inside?

Evaporative coolers are designed to work best in areas not easily cooled by traditional air conditioning. This means ideal spaces have access to…Learn More

Why is the red pump indicator light not working?

The red light on the control panel of your Portacool evaporative cooler next to the pump switch is actually a low-level light. When…Learn More

Another company told me that your products are hard to care for and have to be put together.

They didn’t tell you the truth! Our products come fully assembled, sitting in a crate and covered with a large box. Clip the…Learn More

Air conditioning the outside is horrible for the environment. You guys suck!

You know what, we AGREE that air conditioning the outside is horrible for the environment. That’s why we don’t do it. Our products…Learn More

Putting ice in my evaporative cooler makes it sooooooo much cooler.

Yep, we hear this all the time. Here’s the physics behind it though. While you may receive some additional cooling from the air…Learn More

Will hot or boiling water ruin the evaporative media in my Portacool evaporative cooler?

We had to get our experts involved on this one. Our experts tell us that intermittently your water temperature can peak at 130°F.…Learn More

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Just tell me already, how much will it lower my temperature?

Unfortunately, there is not an easy answer for this question – we aren’t just throwing out marketing spin! – there are simply too…Learn More

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I’ve heard that Kuul is “better” or “improved” when compared to old evaporative media. What’s that mean?

Our manufacturing process and sourcing processes have changed. In short, we have learned that by manipulating different factors in our manufacturing process we…Learn More

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What is Kuul Comfort™ evaporative media made of exactly?

Kuul Comfort™ evaporative media is made of an exclusive mix of high-quality plant-based fiber materials. The rest is a trade-secret. We could tell…Learn More

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What makes Kuul Comfort different than other evaporative media?

The first part of making any item stand out from the competition is the engineering that goes into the product. At Portacool, we…Learn More

Can you make an evaporative cooler work in humid environments?

If you believe your evaporative cooler is adding too much additional humidity to the environment, try the following: Open a door or window…Learn More

I have equipment in my shop that can rust. So, I can’t use your products.

We disagree! You CAN use our evaporative coolers, you just have to use them correctly. The key here is that you are going…Learn More

Is evaporative cooling harmful for my employees?

No! The design of Portacool portable evaporative coolers allow for complete molecular evaporation of water – what the heck does that mean?!?! Our…Learn More

Do evaporative coolers work in humid environments?

While evaporative coolers achieve significant temperature drops in more arid climates and drier spaces, they can provide relief from the heat in any…Learn More

Will I need a special plug for my Portacool evaporative cooler?

Maybe. All Classic Portacool evaporative coolers and Portacool Cyclone evaporative coolers require a standard three-prong 115-volt electrical outlets. Portacool Jetstream evaporative coolers EXCEPT…Learn More

What happens if my evaporative cooler runs out of water?

All Portacool Cyclone, Jetstream, Hurricane and Hazardous Location evaporative coolers come with an automatic low water shutoff. When the evaporative cooler is out…Learn More

Can the fan and pump operate separately?

Yes, the fan and pump motors are separate systems. You can run one without the other with no damage to the product. That…Learn More

Where are the model and serial numbers found?

The model/part and serial numbers can be found on a metal plate on the outside of the evaporative cooler. Model/part numbers begin with…Learn More

How long will the water supply last in the reservoir ?

With no direct water source available, the water will evaporate in a filled tank within two to 10 hours of operation, depending on…Learn More

How much moisture will an evaporative cooler add to the environment?

An increase in humidity of approximately two to five percent is produced depending on the temperature and humidity of the environment. This increase…Learn More

Where can I buy replacement parts?

Replacement parts may be purchased directly from Portacool online or from any preferred Portacool distributor. You may also chat, email or call the…Learn More

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How often does the Kuul Comfort evaporative media in my evaporative cooler need to be replaced?

Depending on the quality of maintenance and frequency of use, Kuul Comfort evaporative media typically last up to five years. You can learn more…Learn More

What is the difference between evaporative coolers and misting systems?

Misting systems spray a shower of water into the air that will collect on people, objects, equipment and floors, no matter how fine.…Learn More

What is the best environment to produce the most cool air?

For optimum evaporative cooler performance, the temperature should be 85˚ F or higher and the relative humidity should be below 75%. However, Portacool…Learn More

My evaporative cooler is not putting out any cool air.

First, make sure the water source and electricity source to the evaporative cooler are connected and working. Second, ensure there is water in…Learn More

I just ran my evaporative cooler for the first time and there is an unpleasant odor.

Our unique design and manufacturing technique, together with our superior materials, enable our products to perform efficiently within a wide range of conditions.…Learn More

How do I prepare my evaporative cooler for storage?

Preparing your Portacool evaporative cooler for storage is a snap! First, drain the evaporative cooler. Depending on the model of you evaporative cooler,…Learn More

What assembly is required?

None. Most Portacool portable evaporative coolers are ready to use right out of the box. The exception is the Hazardous Location products, which requires…Learn More