In the Southern United States, where the temperatures are hot almost year-round, cool air is a cause for celebration. In many trades and businesses, having cool temperatures to work in is essential and can actually boost efficiency and productivity. Portacool™ recognized a need in the market for an economical, effective cooling system that could be used in locations and businesses of all shapes and sizes. And so they went to work designing a solution. In 1990, they created the first portable evaporative cooler. Today, 25 years later, Portacool™ is a growing global leader with distributors in 56 countries and in all 50 U.S. states. The company is headquartered in the town of Center, Texas, roughly 20 miles west of Louisiana where the conditions are hot and humid. Their products are a favorite to industries of all types (see more below!) and investing in one brings a breath of fresh air to any working environment. Learn a little more about the brand with these commonly asked questions:
Why Should I Buy A Portacool™ Cooler?
For comfort, first off. If you're working in an industry or any place that is without A/C, the Portacool™ evaporative coolers are made for you, designed to keep the space surrounding cool no matter the outside temperature. Secondly, for productivity. According to a study on Portacool's website, you risk a 16.6% decrease in productivity at temperatures of 92 degrees or higher.
What Temperatures Are Ideal For Portacool™ Coolers?
Portacool™ units will bring the temperatures down in nearly every environment, making the conditions more cool and comfortable. However, for optimal performance, the temperature should be 85 degrees Fahrenheit or higher with a relative humidity of below 75%.
Just about everyone! Here are a few industries and places that use Portacool™ daily:
1. Agriculture: Barns, Stables
2. Aviation: Hangars, Repairs
3. Automotive: Garages, Dealerships
4. Military: Mess Halls, Training Areas
5. Restaurant / Event: Outdoor Dining or Parties, Amusement Parks, Tents
6. Home: Garages, Patios, Decks
7. Sports Venues: Gyms, Workout Rooms
Plus any business with warehouse facilities!
Will It Mist?
Unlike a misting system, these units use evaporation to emit cool air, keeping excess moisture to a minimum.
So What Is Evaporative Cooling?
As you can see in the graphic above, evaporative cooling is essentially the cooling of air with water. This is how it works: water is consistently spread over a cooling media (the brown figure above.) Air sifts through this media via negative fan pressure, and evaporation occurs when the air meets water. When water evaporates, the air it comes in contact with lowers in temperature. There's a cooling sensation that occurs, very much like the feeling one gets when climbing out of a swimming pool.
Are Chemicals Used?
No. Unlike an air conditioner, Portacool's evaporative coolers do not use chemicals or refrigerants to cool down the air.
How Hard Is It To Assemble?
One of the great perks of buying a Portacool™ Cooler is that it's easy to assemble. Almost all models are ready to use straight from the box!
What Options Do I Have?
Lots! There are a number of models to choose from depending on your needs. The largest unit will cool up to 4,000 square feet and there are smaller units designed for smaller spaces. Models such as the heavy-duty Hurricane 3600 have a unique airflow pattern designed to reach farther distances while the Cyclone 1000's small footprint can be easily used in residential spaces.
Should you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call us at 1-800-319-0690 from Monday through Friday 8 AM to 6 PM Central Standard Time. We look forward to helping you!