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Data Center Cooling (Even When it's Cold Outside)

Posted by Tina Behnke

You might think keeping a data center or server room functionally cool gets much easier when outdoor temperatures drop. Ha!  In fact, cold weather brings a new set of challenges to data center cooling--particularly when trying to keep one room cool and all the surrounding rooms warm. Let's look specifically at the right solution or cooling system for the job.

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

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

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

The 10 Commandments of Emergency Server Room Cooling Success

Posted by Tina Behnke

Hands down, the Bible is the top selling book of all time.  People refer to it, study it and find inspiration in the lessons that come to life from the many pages of the Bible.  But it really all boils down to the 10 Commandments -- the golden rules for good living and a "cheat sheet" that simplifies the brilliance of the Bible.

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

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

How to Create an Emergency Cooling Plan -- Start with a Template

Posted by Tina Behnke

Data center and facility managers know the importance of planning.  But KNOWING that something is important and actually DOING something about it are two different things all together.  Do you have a business continuity plan that includes emergency cooling for mission critical equipment?

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Topics: Emergency Cooling Plan, Spot Cooler Rental, Data Center Cooling

How Do Spot Coolers Work?

Posted by Tina Behnke

Spot coolers work similar to air conditioners.  An air conditioner can’t just create cooling from nothing; it can only relocate heat.  There's no magic to air conditioning yet!

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

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