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Residential Evaporative Coolers

How Do You Stay Cool Outside?

Portable Patio Evaporative Cooler

With a Patio Evaporative Cooler by Portacool

Outdoor activities are a great way to spend time with family and friends. Everybody loves a backyard barbecue when the weather’s right. The problem for most is finding a day with the optimal conditions. When it’s sunny and clear, it often ends up being too hot. This makes it hard to enjoy time outside, which is a shame when you’ve invested time, money, and effort into developing a patio that you love.

Fortunately, there is a solution. A Portacool portable home evaporative cooler can help you enjoy your patio even on the hottest days in the summer. It will also make your outdoor events the most popular in the neighborhood. Unlike a patio fan, which just pushes hot air around, a Portacool evaporative air cooler can cool the air, making it cooler even when you’re outside. In addition, Portacool home evaporative coolers are made in the USA, using the only evaporative media that’s made in the USA.

Portacool 510

The newest accessory to beat the heat whether you are hard at work or play is the Portacool® 510. This compact, yet powerful evaporative cooler has a small footprint and can be moved anywhere you need cooling comfort. From patios, pets and hobby space to automotive bays, industrial settings and warehouses this evaporative cooler has you covered! Equipped with Kuul Control MicroTech™ evaporative media, oscillating louvers, water fill door, low-water shutoff and sturdy casters, the Portacool 510 is designed to provide maximum cooling comfort. This cooler is currently only sold in the USA.

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Why It’s Hard to Enjoy Your Patio on Hot Days

You might have worked hard to design a perfect outdoor space. Maybe it includes areas for people to hang out, tables for socializing, space for outdoor games, beautiful flowers, water features, or other features. Unfortunately, you feel that you never get to use it enough. There’s a short season between when the weather is too cold or wet to spend time outside before it gets too hot. It’s a shame, too, because the summer sun makes the space look so inviting when the garden is in full bloom.

The reason you can’t get out and enjoy your patio much in the summer is that the human body has a hard time cooling when it’s hot. At cooler temperatures, the body has many methods to cool itself, but once the temperature gets above 75°F, these methods become less effective. At 95°F, there’s only one that’s still effective: sweat. Unfortunately, sweating profusely is rarely someone’s definition of a good day on the patio, especially if you’re having a social event.

To try to improve cooling, your body redirects blood from your muscles, brain, and other organs to your skin. This makes it hard to be active physically or mentally when it gets hot.

Take Advantage of Nature’s Cooling Strategy

Depending on the setup in your garden, you might have noticed a few features that make it cooler when the temperature gets high. No, it’s not shade. Shade keeps you from picking up extra heat from the sun, but it doesn’t help your body cool off.

It’s the water features and areas of lush vegetation that can help your patio feel cool. These features cool you off dramatically, especially when the wind is blowing just right. That’s because these features have evaporative cooling effects.

Whether the area contains a fountain or a plant, the air coming over them is cooled by the evaporation of water. Water takes the same amount of energy to turn into a gas whether you’re boiling it in a kettle or evaporating it outside. In a kettle, the energy comes from your stove, but outside, the energy is heat from the air, which cools off the air considerably. It’s also the same principle as sweat, but without getting you all wet and smelly.

Unfortunately, the cooling in these cases is limited. Plants are mostly concerned with cooling themselves, so the cool you feel is just a side effect. Fountains just aren’t set up to take maximum advantage of this cooling feel.

But with the proper setup, you can maximize this natural cooling strategy to enjoy your patio even in the hottest weather.

Portacool Patio Evaporative Cooler

Evaporative Coolers Beat Outdoor Patio Fans

Many people think that a patio fan can make outdoor gatherings on the porch enjoyable. However, a patio fan just moves hot air around. This can help evaporate your sweat more effectively, but it doesn’t give your body any other way of keeping cool.

On the other hand, an evaporative cooler can cool the air so that you can be more comfortable and don’t have to sweat. Remember, an evaporative cooler uses the same mechanism to cool the air that sweat uses to cool your body. It’s like a machine that does the sweating so you don’t have to.

This is the opposite of a mister, which puts out water and gets you and everything on your patio wet. You can eat potato chips in front of an evaporative cooler and they’ll stay crunchy and dry.

Not only will you feel more comfortable, but you will also be better able to avoid dehydration. You won’t be losing as much moisture to sweat, so you won’t have to drink quite so much extra water. Instead, you can enjoy more of the beverages of your choice without experiencing as many negative side effects.

Enjoy These Benefits of a Patio Evaporative Cooler

With an evaporative, or swamp, cooler on your patio, you will:

An evaporative cooler can drop the temperature on your porch or patio. While the coolest place will be near the cooler, with some models you can feel the effects of cooling up to 300 feet away, allowing everyone in the yard to benefit. Plus, with variable speeds on our coolers, you can find the right balance of cooling and sound. You can be easily heard over the sound of the cooler, even when you’re standing right next to it.

Why Choose Portacool Evaporative Coolers

If you are looking for a patio evaporative cooler, Portacool portable home evaporative coolers are the right choice.

We’ve been making evaporative coolers since 1990, and because of the strength of our products, we now have distributors in all 50 states and 56 countries around the world. But we still make all our coolers at our Center, Texas manufacturing facility. Not only are all our coolers made in the USA, but we also feature the only evaporative media made in the USA—and they’re made from 100% USA-sourced material.

Plus, we are recognized for our dedication to great customer service. We offer best-in-class:

Our Customer Care team is located in the USA – Center, Texas, to be exact. You won’t be transferred to international call centers. Plus, we offer a custom service plan to help keep your patio evaporative cooler running for years. This makes them a great investment in your future comfort.

Finding the Right Portacool for Your Patio

At Portacool, we understand that your space is unique. To help you find the right outdoor cooling solution, we’ve designed a full range of home evaporative air coolers in many sizes, shapes, and powers. Here are some of the most popular patio evaporative coolers:

Cyclone 120

Huge in performance, this easy-to-operate evaporative cooler produces cool air wherever it is needed. With its compact size, the Portacool Cyclone™ 120 portable evaporative cooler is perfect for smaller settings, yet still delivers an impressive amount of air output. Additionally, the Cyclone 120 is equipped with Kuul Comfort™ evaporative media, the highest-quality evaporative media on the market made in the USA exclusively for Portacool coolers to provide maximum cooling comfort.

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Cyclone 130

The Portacool Cyclone™ 130 is ideal for cooling outdoor spaces such as patios, garages or hobby areas. The Cyclone 130 does more than just move hot, stale air around – it actually cools the air using the all-natural process of evaporation. Additionally, the Cyclone 130 is equipped with Kuul Comfort™ evaporative media, the highest-quality evaporative media on the market made in the USA exclusively for Portacool coolers to provide maximum cooling comfort.

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Cyclone 140

Cool down your patio, garage or favorite outdoor space with the unique Portacool Cyclone™ 140. Standing nearly five feet tall, this energy-efficient evaporative cooler elevates its airflow to provide maximum cooling comfort wherever you need it most. Additionally, the Cyclone 140 is equipped with Kuul Comfort™ evaporative media, the highest-quality evaporative media on the market made in the USA exclusively for Portacool coolers to provide maximum cooling comfort.

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Portacool 510

The newest accessory to beat the heat whether you are hard at work or play is the Portacool® 510. This compact, yet powerful evaporative cooler has a small footprint and can be moved anywhere you need cooling comfort. From patios, pets and hobby space to automotive bays, industrial settings and warehouses this evaporative cooler has you covered! Equipped with Kuul Control MicroTech™ evaporative media, oscillating louvers, water fill door, low-water shutoff and sturdy casters, the Portacool 510 is designed to provide maximum cooling comfort. This cooler is currently only sold in the USA.

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Have the Coolest Patio This Summer

If you are tired of having a beautiful garden and patio but never getting to enjoy it, Portacool home evaporative coolers are just what you’re looking for. Please visit a local retailer or contact us now to learn more about our portable evaporative coolers.