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Portable Air Conditioning and Heating -- an Educational Blog

Personal Spot Coolers VS. Commercial Spot Coolers - Which are Better?

Posted by Tina Behnke

A spot cooler is a spot cooler, right?  So not true!

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Topics: Spot Coolers, Portable Air Conditioners, Spot Cooling

History of Air Conditioning and Spot Cooling [Infographic]

Posted by Tina Behnke

Have to admit, I'm a history geek.  Actually, I'm a story lover.  I find the "story" of just about anything -- countries, cultures, and yes, even air conditioning and spot cooling to be facinating. No matter how familiar I am with a subject, I always learn something new!

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Topics: Portable Air Conditioners, HVAC Industry, Air Conditioning, Spot Cooling

Tiffany & Co Turns 175! What the Temporary HVAC Industry Can Learn from T&Co

Posted by Tina Behnke

I know what you're thinking.  What can the temporary HVAC and spot cooling industry possibly learn from the iconic Tiffany & Company brand? 

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Topics: Portable Air Conditioners, HVAC Industry

AirPac Portable Air Conditioners -- Sponsor of The Bloom Sprint Tent

Posted by Tina Behnke

When May rolls around all thoughts turn to The Bloom in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley! For the third year, we're proud to be a sponsor of the Sprint Tent and providing spot cooling for special events as needed.

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

Learn about Temp HVAC & Spot Coolers at The Rental Show

Posted by Tina Behnke

Many of you in the rental industry will be heading to New Orleans for ARA's Rental Show held February 5 - 8, 2012.  Get ready for a wild week of learning, networking and, eating ... well.... it IS New Orleans!  Don't even get me started on all the awesome food choices!  Check out the highlights from last year's ARA Rental Show.

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

Portable Air Conditioner - Low Cost Cooling Option for Server Rooms

Posted by Tina Behnke

One of the greatest assets of any organization is the computer and electronic equipment used to run its operations. The computer servers that comprise the backbone of an organization’s network can also be a tremendous source of heat. This heat needs to be managed to prevent the servers from burning themselves out on thermal overload. Although a variety of cooling options are available, spot cooling with a portable air conditioner is often the most economic, efficient and practical option available.

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Topics: Server Room Cooling, Portable Air Conditioners, Portable Spot Cooler

Poor Portable Air Conditioning Applications -- What NOT to Do

Posted by Tina Behnke

Much as I hate to admit it, portable air conditioners can get a bad rap.  You can't use a "one size fits all" mentality and spot coolers are not the solution for EVERY air conditioning problem. 

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Topics: Portable air conditioner, Portable Air Conditioners, Rent Portable Spot Coolers

3 Ways Cloud Computing Cuts Data Center Cooling Costs

Posted by Tina Behnke

There's a lot of chatter these days about "moving to the cloud" for businesses of all sizes.  One benefit is the huge savings in data center cooling and power costs.

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Topics: Server Room Cooling, Portable Air Conditioners, Data Center Cooling

Emergency Cooling Plan for Natural Disasters -- Do You Have One?

Posted by Tina Behnke

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

Temp HVAC and Special Event Cooling Topics at MATRA Spring Training

Posted by Tina Behnke

The multiple day conferences like ARA's The Rental Show and NFMT Expo are great opportunities to learn about industry developments and meet current and new (hopefully!) clients.  But I LOVE the single day, shot-in-the-arm events that are local and focused.  Spring Training, hosted by MATRA at Commonwealth Event Company in Richmond, VA was just that -- a great venue to demo AirPac's Temp HVAC and Special Event Cooling units!

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