What is the Best Solution to Keep Your Industrial Worksite Cool?

We are manufacturers ourselves. We grew up surrounded by hard-working, industrious, and skilled tradespeople and line workers specializing in making the products that keep America cool. These people, our people, are the salt of the earth, but sweat stains don’t have to be their trademark. For over 30 years, Portacool has been the solution to cooling hard-to-cool spaces across the world. We would be honored to see our portable evaporative coolers supporting the development of your business. Our Apex Series and Jetstream Series offers a variety of options for any size industrial facility you are looking to keep cool.

Affordable, efficient, easy to operate, and a boost to safety, satisfaction, and productivity, Portacool belongs alongside anyone who takes pride in their work. For around $1/day, Portacool can lower temperatures up to 30°F, thriving on heat and open ventilation. Use the calculator below to find which Portacool is right for your space and where you can find them near you.

Don't Let the Heat Get You Down

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Which Portacool is Right for Me?

  • Overall room / area size

  • People to cool?

  • Access to constant water supply?

  • Exterior Openings (doors & windows)

  • Electrical Options

Our Portacool evaporative coolers are backed by best in class warranties and live, US based customer care team. Our team is here to keep YOUR workforce cool!


Be the Employer of Choice with Portacool

The greatest compliment you can receive as an employer is not a customer’s praise; it’s an invitation made by your staff to outside colleagues to join your team. When your team members feel valued they will sing your praises. One way to show that value is by providing a comfortable workplace. The added benefit: safety and productivity.

Most production employees are accustomed to working without air conditioning, especially those whose work requires ventilation or whose daily work includes moving items through bay doors. And in many places, a frequent light breeze through a bay door really does have more cooling power than air conditioning could reasonably provide because it's the low-tech version of the same technology we utilize: evaporation. Many businesses start their day early to leverage more of their work hours before the afternoon heat hits. A Portacool evaporative cooler works best during those hot, dry hours, while chemically-treated air conditioning will be woefully inadequate at keeping up.

Hot Working Conditions Put Employees at Risk

When working, the human body generates considerable heat. To stay healthy and keep working effectively, the body must shed this heat. Unfortunately, when the workplace itself is hot, it can be hard for the body to release the necessary heat. Instead, the body’s core temperature increases, which can be dangerous, even deadly.

The body’s heat loss mechanisms start to lose effectiveness around 75°F. Once temperatures in the workplace reach 95°F, sweat is the only way the body can shed heat. When a person is wearing thick, protective clothing that industrial work often requires, their body can’t sweat effectively.

In these situations, the body’s temperature starts to rise, which leads to problems like a loss of blood supply to the brain and muscles. This reduces your employees’ mental and physical ability to work. Over time, their body breaks down their muscles, making them less effective workers. Your employees can suffer from heat cramps, heat exhaustion, heatstroke, or heart attacks. This can mean losing a skilled worker when you need them most.

Hot Working Conditions Can Hurt Your Bottom Line

Because the heat saps energy, the second half of most industrial days are when accidents are most likely to happen and tasks seem to linger rather than be completed quickly. In fact, studies show that workers are 30% less productive when workplace temperatures rise from 80°F to 100°F. Imagine recapturing some of the productivity you are currently losing. That leads to bonuses, raises, and profits.

Companies and worksite managers should consider the impact of heat on their bottom line. Workers are also more likely to make mistakes in hot conditions. One NASA study showed that people might make as many as 12X more mistakes at 95°F than they make at 80°F. These mistakes can cost time, resources, and money. If you have an assembly line or teams that work together, an injury or heat-related illness can impact many. Portacool can reduce temperatures by up to 30°F, even when bay doors are open. Unlike air conditioning, which requires recycling and reconditioning the same, concentrated air, evaporative cooling benefits from fresh air and provides cooling instantly.

Portable Evaporative Coolers Beat Industrial Air Conditioners

You might think that an industrial air conditioner is the right solution to your hot workspace, but you should consider a portable evaporative cooler, often referred to as a swamp cooler, instead.

While an industrial air conditioner can cool your workspace effectively, it comes with several problems. First, these industrial air conditioners can be expensive to install, costing potentially hundreds of thousands of dollars. Not only that, but industrial air conditioners use considerable energy. Your energy bill is already massive, do you need another heavy appliance sucking up the juice? The energy cost is even worse when you consider that much of it is going to cool space you don’t need to cool: all the high ceilings over your workers’ heads, where nobody works and there’s little to no harm in the rising heat.  Industrial air conditioners are also expensive to maintain. Air conditioners have fans, pumps, condensers, coils, and refrigerants that need to be cleaned, repaired, and replaced.

In addition, maintenance is inexpensive and repairs, when necessary, can be done for the fraction of what it costs to repair an air conditioner. This will save your business a significant amount of money in ongoing maintenance costs over the lifetime of your evaporative cooler.

We know that many people worry an industrial swamp cooler might lead to corrosion of important metal components, but that’s not the case. All of the evaporation occurs within the media inside the cooler, preventing additional moisture from being introduced into your facility.

Why Portacool?

As a manufacturing company, we celebrate those on the loading dock, the production floor, truckers who deliver, and warehouse workers who somehow make it all fit. We’ve experienced firsthand how machinery produces searing heat and bay doors can instantly let out whatever cool was preserved overnight.

Indoor industrial worksites also pose serious heat risks for their employees.  If the hot conditions at your industrial worksite are affecting your productivity and profitability, it is time for Portacool.

Since 1990, we have earned a reputation as the leader in the evaporative cooling industry. Our unwavering commitment to quality and customer care has fueled our growth, leading to a network of distributors spanning across all 50 states and globally. Proudly manufactured in Center, Texas, USA.

Keeping Our Workforce Cool

Our evaporative coolers are manufacturing in Center, Texas. Our customer service is also based in the USA. You won’t be transferred to international call centers. Our customer care team is here to help you with any technical support or questions you may have.