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Spot Coolers Are Not Always the Best Cooling Solution

Posted by Tina Behnke

We'll be the first to admit that although we love spot coolers, these small, portable air conditioners are not the best solution for every cooling problem.  I repeat -- spot coolers will not solve every cooling problem!

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

6 Tips to Conquere a Server Room Cooling Crisis

Posted by Tina Behnke

There's never a good time for the server room air conditioning to fail.  EVER!  But, as all facilities managers and data center managers know, the question is not IF mechanical equipment will fail, it's WHEN.

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

Refrigerated Spot Coolers vs. Evaporative Spot Coolers - Which is Better?

Posted by Tina Behnke

You may be aware of the various benefits of spot cooling-- these portable units are compact air conditioners, very versatile and can cool many applications.  What you may not be sure of is whether you'd be better off with a refrigerated spot cooler or an evaporative spot cooler.  Understanding how each one works will better prepare you to make the best decision when purchasing or renting a spot cooler.

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

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

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

Small Business Survival Guide Should Include Emergency Cooling Plan

Posted by Tina Behnke

This infographic from Bolt Insurance Agency is incredible!  This picture is worth MORE THAN 1000 words, that's for sure!  I've reviewed this several times and my head spins with information overload.  But I can't get enough!  An Emergency Cooling Plan should be part of your Small Business Survival Guide.

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Topics: Emergency Cooling Plan, Rent Portable Spot Coolers

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

5 Reasons to add Portable Air Conditioners to Your Rental Fleet

Posted by Tina Behnke

Ever thought about adding portable air conditioners to your rental inventory?  Not sure there is enough market demand to get the ROI you need?  With many of you attending the ARA Expo next week in Las Vegas, you may be looking for new revenue streams.

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