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Are Swamp Coolers Better than Fans?

If you are looking to make yourself comfortable in an indoor or outdoor space without air conditioning, you’re likely considering a lot of options. The two most common options in these cases are fans and swamp coolers. In most cases, a swamp cooler, which is a slang term for an evaporative cooler, is a better…

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Why Is It Called a Swamp Cooler?

We’ve all heard the term “swamp cooler.” But what is a swamp cooler? Why is it called that? The truth is that swamp cooler is an outdated term for an evaporative cooler, and nobody is entirely sure where, when, or why the term started. Outdated and Inaccurate Terms Are Common The term swamp cooler is…

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Common Applications for Outdoor Swamp Coolers

Outdoor swamp coolers are a great solution for any situation where you want to combat high heat but can’t trap cooled air. As a result, outdoor swamp coolers have become very popular in many applications. Outdoor Workers One of the biggest uses for outdoor swamp coolers is helping outdoor workers keep cool. This includes construction…

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How Long Do Portable Outdoor Fans Last?

If you are considering getting a portable outdoor fan for your patio, one of your big concerns may be how long the fan will last. Unfortunately, it’s hard to know exactly how long the fan will last. Here are some of the challenges in figuring out how long to expect your fan to last, and…

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Maintenance Tips for Portable Outdoor Fans

Performing regular maintenance on your portable outdoor fans will help them last as long as possible. Ideally, you should follow the maintenance schedule that came with your fan or that is on the manufacturer’s website. However, if you don’t have or can’t find maintenance guidelines specific to your fan, you can follow these tips to…

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Safe Cooling in Hazardous Locations

  Portacool leads the evaporative cooling industry by manufacturing superior cooling solutions that are trusted to get the job done. To provide cooling comfort in high-heat environments, Portacool Hazardous Location™ portable evaporative coolers are designed to keep workers safe and comfortable in any extreme environment. Hazardous locations, as defined by the National Electrical Code, are…

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Time for Spring Cleaning

  As we shed our layers and get reacquainted with the sun, it’s time to prepare your evaporative cooler for the warm days ahead. While your Portacool cooler was in hibernation, it could have collected dirt, dust, and debris that must be removed for max cooling efficiency. We recommend the following steps to make sure…

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Preparing your Evaporative Cooler for Winter Storage

  As the air turns crisp and the leaves begin changing color, it will soon be time to stow your evaporative cooler for the off-season. We recommend following a few “end of season” steps to remove any dirt, dust and residue that may have accumulated over the summer. Following these simple steps to clean the…

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Portacool Jetstream 250

  Portacool portable evaporative coolers are made in a range of sizes to suit a variety of cooling needs. In the powerful Jetstream series, ranging from the Jetstream 220 to the Jetstream 270, the Portacool Jetstream 250 stands out as a utility player. The Jetstream 250’s sleek, rounded design stands at over five feet tall.…

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