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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: Portable Air Conditioners, Spot Cooling, Spot Coolers

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

Answers to Your Top 7 Questions About Spot Cooler Condensate

Posted by Tina Behnke

We get LOTS of questions about spot cooler condensate.  As defined by Merriam-Webster online dictionary -- Condensate:

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

Spot Cooler's Parent -- Modern Air Conditioning, Celebrates 110th Birthday

Posted by Tina Behnke

In the middle of yet ANOTHER heat wave, I pause today to celebrate the 110th birthday of modern day air conditioning!  What would you do without air conditioning?  It's a good thing we don't have to think much about it thanks to Dr. Willis Carrier.

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Topics: Air Conditioning, Spot Cooling, Spot Coolers

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

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

Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. with Spot Coolers and Electric Heaters

Posted by Tina Behnke

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Topics: Portable Electric Heaters, Spot Coolers, Holidays, MLK Day

2012 HVAC Industry Outlook Optimistic - Ditto for Spot Coolers

Posted by Tina Behnke

Don't know about you but I'm not superstitious and don't put much stock in fortunetelling.  One thing I know for sure is that we'll be seeing all kinds of predictions and forecasts for 2012 as the year draws to a close.  The AHR Expo folks conducted a survey of more than 1000 exhibitors worldwide and a whopping 72% or respondents expect improvement in 2012.  Pretty impressive!

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Topics: HVAC Industry, Spot Coolers