Portable Cooling Applications - Why Buy a Portable AC or Swamp Cooler?

cooling-applications-houseA portable cooler can provide cooling comfort during the scorching summer. For spot cooling, temporary cooling when a permanent system is not an option, supplemental cooling due to an inadequate main system or after-hours additional cooling, a portable cooler is sure to suit your needs.

There are two types of portable coolers available:

  • Portable air conditioners use a refrigerant (like Freon) to carry and discharge heat from a building.
  • Portable evaporative coolers (also called swamp coolers) use water and the natural power of evaporation to eliminate heat from the air.

Both are versatile appliances, usually equipped with wheels and handles so you can conveniently move them wherever cooling is required. Wherever permanent installation won't work due to cost or building limitations, a portable cooler will keep your space cool and comfortable.

Portable Cooling for Homes

Whether you live in a small apartment or a multi-story home, consider a portable cooler to protect you, your family, and your pets from hot weather.

Apartments frequently have no air conditioning at all, or rely on a single widow AC that isn't capable of cooling back bedrooms sufficiently. Portable coolers let you keep your space cool without needing to install anything.

In larger homes, turn down your central AC and use a portable cooler to cool only the rooms you're using. They're also great for upper stories where supplementary cooling is necessary to adequately cool down bedrooms and home offices.

Cooling Computer Server Rooms

cooling-applications-serversKeeping temperatures controlled is imperative in computer server rooms because prolonged operation of equipment at high temperatures can result in hardware malfunctions and system failure. Data management requirements demand large numbers of servers which results in additional heat being generated by the equipment. Installing computer room air conditioners can minimize system shutdowns and component failures.

Because many central air conditioners are prone to shutoffs during the weekends, portable air conditioners can be used to provide reliable cooling with the flexibility needed to keep your server room running 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

One of the most critical components of a server room air conditioner is an automatic restart function, as this feature will keep the unit running continuously even in the case of a power outage.

Also, be aware that server rooms should only be cooled with portable air conditioners: evaporative coolers add moisture to the air that can cause damage to machinery.

Cooling for Industrial & Commercial Areas

cooling-applications-factoryFactories, warehouses, and processing plants often require year-round cooling, and regardless of the outside temperature. Studies have repeatedly shown that high temperatures can result in lower employee productivity and a higher incidence of accidents. That's why keeping workers cool and comfortable may be an investment that can bring excellent returns in both productivity and safety.

If you need to cool a large area or working space quickly and efficiently, commercial evaporative coolers may be the answer. Because evaporative coolers use simple evaporation to cool an area, they can cost half as much to run as a traditional air conditioner. But keep in mind that like all evaporative coolers, these units will only work efficiently in a hot, dry area, as they won't be able to evaporate additional water in humid climates. As an added bonus, evaporative coolers can also act as air filters by cleaning the air in your environment.

Other Portable Cooling Applications:


Healthcare Facilities

Advances in healthcare technology have generated a need for heating, as well as additional cooling due to heat-generating medical equipment. Portable coolers are suitable for:

  • Hospitals
  • Laboratories
  • X-ray Centers
  • Outpatient Facilities

Offices and Schools

Heat-sensitive computer servers and other office systems can often fail in hot temperatures and cripple daily operations. Portable coolers are suitable for:

  • Supplemental Cooling
  • Temporary Classrooms
  • Emergency or Back-Up Cooling
  • Maintenance

Outdoor Areas and Events

Outdoor activities and events can often be grueling in the summer months, and cause discomfort to customers, employees, performers, and athletes. Portable coolers are suitable for:

  • Sporting Events
  • Entertainment Venues
  • Concerts
  • Stadiums

If you need help choosing just the right portable cooling product for your home or business, give our cooling experta a call. We have hundreds of products available, with free shipping on many in-stock items.


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