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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 ambient air via open bays, doors or windows. While there are some environments conducive to evaporative cooling use in an enclosed building, the cooler is not going to operate at its highest…

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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 the product is full of water, the light should not be illuminated. If the light is on, it means your cooler is out of water and the pump has shut off to…

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My new Portacool evaporative cooler smells funny. Is it on fire?

It’s not on fire…well, if it is smoking it might be, but a strange smell is normal for about the first two weeks of usage. Our unique design and manufacturing technique, together with our superior materials, enable our products to perform efficiently within a wide range of conditions. When installed correctly, our evaporative media products…

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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 many factors. Evaporative cooling is dependent on ambient conditions like wet bulb and dry bulb. Portacool evaporative coolers CAN drop the air temperature up to 30°F – when the air is very…

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