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4 Infographics Show How Spot Coolers Spark Interest on Pinterest - You Can, Too!

Posted by Tina Behnke

Shocked that spot coolers spark an interest in Pinterest?  We didn't know what to think when we started creating boards a couple of weeks ago.  I have to admit, it is addicting and pinteresting!

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Topics: Spot Cooling, Spot Coolers, Portable Spot Cooler

4 Ways Portable Spot Cooler Rentals Keep Retailers in Business

Posted by Tina Behnke

This is NOT a sign you want to post on the door of your store, restaurant or business.  EVER!

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Topics: Spot Cooler Rental, Spot Cooling, Portable Spot Cooler

Renting Portable Spot Coolers vs. Buying -- Which is Better?

Posted by Tina Behnke

Portable air conditioners and spot coolers are commonly used for all kinds of applications.  You can check out the top 10 spot cooling applications here and I'll bet you can identify with at least one scenario.

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Topics: Spot Cooler Rental, Portable Spot Cooler, Rent Portable Spot Coolers

5 Reasons Spot Cooler Coils Freeze Up and What to do About it

Posted by Tina Behnke

Hmmm.... you want to supplement your server room cooling with your portable spot cooler to keep the temperature down but didn't plan on making ice cubes!  We get the occassional call from a frantic customer when they see a huge block of ice on the evaporator coil of the portable air conditioner! 

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Topics: Spot Cooler Rental, Spot Cooling, Spot Coolers, Portable Spot Cooler

14 Reasons Facility Managers LOVE Spot Coolers on Valentines Day and Every Day

Posted by Tina Behnke

I'll admit that most people, especially Facility Managers, don't profess their love for (or with) spot coolers.  The fact a Facility Manager has to use spot coolers usually means that something didn't go as planned or worse yet, something FAILED! 

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Topics: Spot Cooler Rental, Spot Coolers, Portable Spot Cooler

Fall Back, Gain +1 Hour Sleep and Change Your Spot Cooler Filter

Posted by Tina Behnke

When Daylight Savings Time ends in the US, what better time to take care of a few housekeeping items.  OK, I'll admit, the BEST part about Daylight Savings Time ending is the EXTRA hour of sleep ZZZZZZZ... gotta love it!  That means you'll be all the more rested to tackle this short list of housekeeping items for your business.

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Topics: Portable air conditioner, Spot Coolers, Portable Spot Cooler

5 Things Facility Managers Must Know to Use Spot Coolers

Posted by Tina Behnke

You know how it happens.  It never fails.  You get the call -- or text / page / tweet / SMS Msg -- at the worst time.  Whenever there's an air conditioning emergency in your facility -- or just a need for additional cooling -- the loyal Facility Manager is the "go to" guy (or gal).  So here's the "must know info" so you can use spot coolers and keep your tenants happy and cool.

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Topics: Spot Cooler Rental, Spot Coolers, Portable Spot Cooler

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

Emergency Cooling Helps Businesses Recover from Hurricane Damage

Posted by Tina Behnke

Hurricane Irene took her toll on the East Coast.  From Florida all the way up to Vermont, the days of rain and wind took their toll on residents and businesses. What now?  Do you have a Disaster Recovery Plan?  Does your business Disaster Recovery Plan look like the cartoon below? ;-)  Emergency cooling will help get your business back in business?  

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

Server Room Cooling Design -- Go Green to Save Green Part II

Posted by Tina Behnke

In Part I of Server Room Cooling Design -- Go Green to Save Green, Newstorm addresses two strategies for greening the server room.  Glad he didn't wait too long to post the 3rd and 4th strategies for energy saving initiatives in the server room.

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Topics: Server Room Cooling, Portable Spot Cooler, Server Room Design