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4 Ways Portable Electric Heaters Improve Winter Construction Sites

Posted by Tina Behnke

The 5-day forcast calls for freezing temps and a chance of snow.  Not what you want to hear when you manage or work on an active outdoor construction site with project deadlines!  There are no snow days when you can stay in your warm house, drinking hot chocolate and watching movies all day like when you were in school.  NEWSFLASH: Those fun snow days ended with your school days!

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Topics: Portable Electric Heaters, Rent Portable Heaters, Construction Heater Rental

5 Best Ways to Use Electric Heater Rentals on Construction Sites

Posted by Tina Behnke

Winter weather arrives and the construction project needs to stay on schedule.  No winter break allowed!

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Topics: Portable Electric Heaters, Rent Portable Heaters, Construction Heater Rental

Government Shutdown 2013 Ends - Spot Cooler Rentals Resume

Posted by Tina Behnke

Who would think that the government shutdown would affect the spot cooler rental business? Well, we sure didn't think so initially.  Be sure to check out the article in Rental Pulse, published by Rental Management Magazine

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Topics: Spot Cooler Rental, AC Rentals, Rent Portable Air Conditioners

What to do When You Need Tent Air Conditioning AND Heating

Posted by Tina Behnke

For many regions of the US, it's that time of year again.  Shoulder season. The few weeks between summer and fall and then again between winter and spring when you're not quite sure if you need air conditioning or heating. And sometimes you have a freaky two-season day where you need heat in the morning and air conditioning in the afternoon!

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Topics: Special Event Cooling, Rent Portable Heaters, Special Event Heating, Rent Tent Air Conditioners

Meet Marlin Spencer (Dr. Comfort) - The Tent Air Conditioning Guru

Posted by Tina Behnke

Many tent air conditioning projects can take weeks from the initial call to the installation date.  We may work with a bride, a wedding planner, a venue manager, a tent rental company, even a caterer -- heck, sometimes we're working with ALL these parties to coordinate the air conditioning for the tent. 

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

Surprise! Server Room Cooling - It's Not Just for Summer

Posted by Tina Behnke

Once summer winds down you may think you're out of the woods as far as your server room cooling system is concerned.  Think again. 

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Topics: Server Room Cooling, Spot Cooler Rental, Data Center Cooling

Rental Air Conditioning Industry Thanks Dr. Willis Carrier for 111 Years!

Posted by Tina Behnke

As you sit in your air conditioned car, office or home be sure to celebrate the coolest dad ever -- Dr. Willis Carrier, the father of modern air conditioning.

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Topics: Air Conditioning, Rent Portable Air Conditioners

4 Tips to Prevent Mold -- Turn on Your Air Conditioner is #1

Posted by Dale Blasingame

So happy to have a guest blogger for your education and enjoyment!  Dale Blasingame is the social media manager for Champion AC, an air conditioning and heating company based in San Antonio, Texas.  Let's give Dale a warm welcome!

Here in Texas, we don’t see rain all that often. But you know that old cliché, “When it rains, it pours?” That perfectly describes our weather patterns. Just last week, some parts of south Texas saw 20 inches of rain in 48 hours! When you combine the summer heat, humidity and precipitation, your home and office are at a higher risk for developing mold and mildew.

But whether you live in Texas or Virginia, receive 20 inches of rain in two days or 20 inches in a year, there are steps you can take to prevent a full fungus invasion. If the health concerns surrounding mold don’t kick you into high gear, at the very least, that awful smell should.

Four tips for preventing mold from developing in your home and office.

  1. Run Your AC.  Mold thrives in damp, humid spaces.  A little known fact about air conditioners is that they were designed to dehumidify rooms. (The first one was installed in a printing plant to keep paper straight and help ink dry.)  So, while those showers may bring cool breezes, don’t let them entice you into leaving your windows open. This allows the humidity (and opportunity for leaks) to skyrocket.

  2. Identify and Stop Leaks.  If you’re already aware of leaks in your home or office, the summer rainy season should be good motivation to get them taken care of.  Letting water seep into your ceilings, walls and floors can cause serious problems.  Trust us on this - you’d much rather pay to fix a leak than to repair extensive water damage.

  3. Airflow and Ventilation.  Mold loves stale air.  By making sure that all of the corners and crevices in your home or office have proper airflow and ventilation, you can prevent its growth.  You can do this by leaving space between bigger furniture, exterior walls and running the exhaust fans in your kitchen, bathrooms and laundry rooms.

  4. Care for your Carpeting.  If your home or office is mostly carpeted, take care to avoid moisture from soggy shoes and pets.  Once damaged by water, carpeting must be cleaned and thoroughly dried in 24-48 hours.  After that time, replacement is your best option to avoid mold growth.

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Topics: HVAC Industry, Air Conditioning, Mold Prevention

Protect Nursing Home Residents with Portable Air Conditioner Rentals

Posted by Tina Behnke

Each summer, there are reports of skilled nursing home (SNF) residents that are subject to extreme heat due to broken air conditioners. One of the more recent incidents took place in May 2013.  Thankfully, the nursing home involved in the situation took immediate action by strategically placing fans and portable air conditionersQuick action is essential when a nursing home’s air conditioning system breaks down causing a heat emergency.

There are two main reasons skilled nursing homes must take immediate action when there is an air conditioning failure causing a heat emergency

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Topics: Rent Portable Spot Coolers, Rent Portable Air Conditioners

Keep Your Cool with Emergency Air Conditioner Rentals

Posted by Tina Behnke

It always seems to happen on the hottest day of the summer: you come into work in the morning, and instead of relief from the heat, you get hit with another wave of stuffy, hot air.  HELP!!  The building’s air conditioning system is down.  It actually seems hotter inside than it is outdoors!

If you’re the person in charge, getting that AC system fixed isn’t your only problem – people just don’t want to work in sweltering conditions, and the higher the temperature is, the more your lack of cool air goes from an issue of comfort to an issue of health. 

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Topics: Emergency Cooling Plan, Emergency Cooling, Rent Portable Spot Coolers