Port-A-Cool Evaporative Coolers



16 Inch PAC2K163


24 Inch PAC2K24HPVS


36 Inch PAC2K361S


48 Inch PAC2K482S

About Port-A-Cool

Founded in 1972, Portacool has become a premier manufacturer of commercial evaporative coolers and they offer many exciting and versatile options for portable cooling when standard air conditioning units may be impractical to install, unavailable, or even cost-prohibitive. Featuring evaporative coolers with long-term dependability and maintenance-free operation, Port-A-Cool swamp coolers can provide efficient cooling for any application such as warehouses, stadiums, restaurants, and agricultural areas. In addition, because Port-A-Cool evaporative coolers also perform at a fraction of the cost of standard air conditioning (just pennies a day!), you can provide cost-effective comfort for both your staff and clients!

What is Evaporative Cooling?

Evaporative cooling can be likened to getting out of the water after swimming and feeling the chill of the wind hitting your wet skin, or dipping your finger in a glass of water, blowing air across your finger, and feeling the cool sensation as the water evaporates. Port-A-Cool evaporative cooling units such as the PAC2K163SFC creates this naturally occurring process and provide a constant flow of cool, refreshing air into a hot and uncomfortable environment.

How Do Port-A-Cool Evaporative Coolers Work?

The heart of Port-A-Cool evaporative coolers involves cooling pads such as the Kuul™ cooling media where water evaporates and the air passing through the pads is cooled. The patented Kuul™ pads are manufactured of high-quality, fluted cellulose sheets that are glued together, and this material is chemically impregnated with special compounds to prevent rot and to ensure a long service life.

A water distribution system then spreads water over the surface of the pad, and fans create a negative pressure which causes air to be drawn through the pads. At that point, evaporation results from the contact made between the air and water, and an advanced control system operates the water pump, with the fan distributing the cool air and lowering the over ambient temperature.

Port-A-Cool Evaporative Coolers vs. Traditional Air Conditioning

Although evaporative coolers and central air conditioners both serve the purpose of keeping us cooling, evaporative coolers are often less expensive to maintain, operate, and they are especially suited for areas where air conditioning is impossible or impractical.

Evaporative coolers such as Portacool evaporative cooling systems cool the air by filtering it through water, and these systems work best when a small amount of outside air circulates into the space where the evaporative cooler is situated. Not only does this result in energy savings, but in indoor settings, it also introduces fresh air into the environment and reduces the risk of airborne contaminants.

Central, or traditional air conditioners, on the other hand, take humidity out of the air and produce cold, dry air, which makes them better suited in an airtight space. However, the major advantage of using an evaporative cooler such as a Port-A-Cool over a central air conditioner involves operating costs, as operating an evaporative cooler cost one third less than that of an air conditioner. Also, Port-A-Cool evaporative coolers are a perfect, ozone-friendly alternative to traditional air conditioning.

Port-A-Cool Evaporative Coolers - A "Green" Way to Cool

Refrigerated cooling such as that found in traditional air conditioners makes the air dry and they utilize refrigerants which may harm the environment. Portacool evaporative coolers, however, use a natural process of water-cooled air which won't dry out the air; irritate your eyes, nose, or skin; and affect the environment.

Port-A-Cool Evaporative Coolers Save You Money!

Evaporative coolers such as Port-A-Cool evaporative cooling systems are up to 50 percent cheaper to install and considerably cheaper to run than refrigerated coolers, and typically, the cost for water and electricity for a 36 inch Port-A-Cool unit such as the PAC2K36HPVS for eight hours of operation is less than one dollar - that's approximately THREE TIMES cheaper than traditional air conditioning!

Additional Port-A-Cool Features

Port-A-Cool evaporative coolers not only provide you with energy efficient cooling, they also boast features such as molded plastic polyethylene housing; flexible capabilities for ducting, portability; long-term dependability and near maintenance-free operation, and all of the electric units are UL listed.

Port-A-Cool Evaporative Cooler Applications

Portacool portable swamp coolers are versatile and can be used in a variety of situations where you need cooling comfort such as the following:


Industrial Areas:  Port-A-Cool evaporative coolers are great for workshops, warehouses, assembly areas, and construction sites, as they can cool work equipment for increased lifespan and increase worker productivity by improving working environments.


Sporting Arenas:  Port-A-Cool evaporative coolers can allow you to have fun and keep cool in places such as locker rooms, athletic fields, health clubs, gymnasiums, and sidelines by decreasing the ambient temperature by an average of 20 degrees Fahrenheit. In fact, the Dallas Cowboys use Port-A-Cool evaporative coolers for their summer workouts and early season games at Texas Stadium!


Agricultural Areas:  Port-A-Cool evaporative coolers work well in feeding barns, stables, and production areas, and keep areas cool without jeopardizing animal health. Studies conducted by the Department of Animal Sciences at Kansas State University have also shown that evaporative cooling can even increase milk production in cows when used in holding pens and exit lanes.


Military:  Port-A-Cool evaporative cooling systems keep hangers, flight lines, warehouses, tents, and mess halls cool and comfortable, and they are ideal for training areas, artillery ranges, and other places where heat may limit usability. In addition, Port-A-Cool evaporative coolers can also increase the longevity of military equipment.


Patio Areas and Restaurants:  Although the summer heat can sometimes make patio areas off-limits, Port-A-Cool evaporative coolers can reduce the temperature by an average of 20 degrees. As well, in restaurants and other dining establishments, Port-A-Cool units can help keep your customers comfortable and they will also allow you to utilize enclosed patio areas year-round.


Automotive WorkshopsIf you need to cool your mechanical bay, repair center, garage, or oil change center, a Port-A-Cool evaporative cooler is for you. These units keep work areas an average of 20 degrees cooler, and make work or waiting areas more comfortable for both your employees and customers

Top Five Reasons to Purchase a Port-A-Cool Evaporative Cooler

1. Energy Efficiency:  Evaporative cooling systems save approximately 60 barrels of oil annually and 27 billion pounds of annual CO2 emissions in lieu of vapor compression air conditioning systems.

2. Environmentally-Friendly:  Unlike traditional air conditioning or vapor compression systems, Portacool evaporative coolers produce no fluorocarbons, and actually help reduce global CO2, CFC, and other greenhouse gas emissions.

3. Available in a Variety of Sizes:  Port-A-Cool evaporative coolers are available in four sizes for the electric units and three sizes of pneumatic units or two hazardous location units.

4. Inexpensive to Operate:  Portacool evaporative cooling systems allow you to efficiently manage your energy, and operating a Portacool can cost up to one third less than a traditional air conditioner.

5. Improves Indoor Air Quality:  The Kuul™ pads in Port-A-Cool evaporative coolers offer superior fluting, and impurities such as dust and debris are filtered out, leaving you with fresh, cool, and best of all, clean air.

Port-A-Cool® Evaporative Cooling Units are Manufactured by PORT-A-COOL, LLC., Center, Texas U.S.A.