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Keep Your Business in Business with Emergency Air Conditioner Rental

Posted by Tina Behnke

It’s the nightmare scenario for any facilities manager or small business owner.  Whether caused by flood, lighting strike, energy spike or “origin still unknown,” the failure of an air conditioning system in the middle of summer can wreak havoc on the productivity of your office, the safety of your data, and the morale of your staff.  The bottom line... a cooling crisis can affect your bottom line!

So what do you do when your air conditioner calls it quits in the middle of a heat wave?  When disaster strikes your building or business how do you keep the business in business?  Do you have an emergency air conditioning plan to keep your business in business?

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Topics: Emergency Cooling, Rent Temporary HVAC, Rent Temporary Air Conditioners

Summer Holiday Celebrations Call for Special Event Cooling

Posted by Tina Behnke

With Memorial Day and Fourth of July celebrations right around the corner, it is important to keep your guests cool and comfortable even when it's scorching hot outside.  Whether it's an office party you're planning or a large family cookout you are hosting, one of the most  important parts of any successful party is the comfort of your guests. You can have the best food and entertainment available and if the heat is too much to handle, that is what many will remember!

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Topics: Special Event Cooling, Rent Portable Spot Coolers, Rent Tent Air Conditioners

Keep it Cool: Spot Coolers for Server Room & Data Center Cooling

Posted by Tina Behnke

As temperatures rise, it's a good time to talk about the importance of server room and data center cooling.  The dangers of excessive heat on electronics cannot be overstated.  An improperly maintained climate in a server room can result in loss of important data, loss of business due to time off-line and out of contact, and shortened lifespan of equipment.  Bad news!

Recently, Microsoft taught us all an important lesson about the need to keep it cool when excessive heat in a data center wreaked havoc.  An uncontrolled heat spike caused outages in both Hotmail and Outlook.com.  Email service and Skydrive cloud storage were down and out for up to 16 hours as they scrambled to repair the breakdown.  We don't want this to happen to you.

Server room and data center cooling can be tricky. A server room or computer room needs to be cooler than the rest of the office space.  The site's primary central air system may be able to maintain the appropriate temperature; however this may require keeping work space uncomfortably chilly for employees and visitors.  Also, running the whole system to meet the demands of the server room wastes energy and is expensive.

Traditionally, a precision or split cooling system can help meet data center cooling needs. When installed properly and functioning in its prime, these systems can keep data equipment cool and maintain a comfortable work space while minimizing energy consumption.  However, equipment installation can be involved and expensive.  Air handling equipment may take up too much space both inside the critical space and outside the building.  Depending on the parameters of an office lease agreement and/or on structural limitations of the building itself, a precision or split system may not be an option.

AirPac offers an affordable and reliable solution for data center cooling: portable air conditioners and spot coolers

Although portable systems are excellent temporary solutions in an emergency, many are learning these compact mobile spot cooling systems can be dependable permanent solutions

Consider these benefits of a portable or spot cooling system for your server room or data center:

  1. Installation is quick and easy; 

  2. Portable systems can be rented;

  3. If your business moves, so does your cooling system;

  4. Units are small and take up little room in crowded data centers; 

  5. A spot cooler can be moved to tackle fluctuating hot spots; 

  6. Because these systems are designed to be portable, they are designed for durability and could last every bit as long as a built-in system; and

  7. They are affordable.

Interested in learning more about keeping your data center cool?  With just a phone call, AirPac can quickly assess the cooling needs of your space to determine the best solution.  Call AirPac – we make it our business to keep your business cool.

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Topics: Server Room Cooling, Data Center Cooling, Emergency Server Room Cooling

Event Tent Air Conditioning : It's Not Just For Summer

Posted by Tina Behnke

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Topics: Rent Temporary Air Conditioners, Special Event Cooling, Tent Air Conditioning

3 Beat-the-Heat Special Event Cooling Tips for Beach Brides-to-Be

Posted by Tina Behnke

Having a beach wedding and reception is something that many couples dream about -- at least the bride-to-be! 

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Topics: Special Event Cooling, Tent Air Conditioning, Rent Tent Air Conditioners