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No sooner does summer arrive in Texas and the news agencies are issuing heat advisories. For most of Portable Air’s customers, the heat is a serious occupational hazard! Avoid excessive risk by setting up cooling stations on your jobsite.

Workers become overheated from two primary sources:

1. The environmental conditions in which they work; and
2. The internal heat generated by physical labor.

The heat index can be used to help determine the risk of heat-related illness for outdoor workers, what actions are needed to protect workers, and when those actions are triggered. Depending on the heat index value, the risk for heat-related illness can range from lower to very high to extreme. As the heat index value goes up, more preventative measures are needed to protect workers.

Heat-related illnesses (heat stroke and heat exhaustion are the most serious) occur when the body is not able to lose enough heat to balance the heat generated by physical work and external heat sources. Helping your body maintain a stable internal temperature is vital in avoiding a heat-related illness. Once the air temperature gets near or above normal body temperature the blood circulated to your skin can’t lose heat. This causes you to sweat, but that’s not enough to cool your body if the humidity won’t allow the sweat to evaporate.

Surprisingly, OSHA does not have a specific standard that covers working in hot environments. Nonetheless, under the OSH Act, employers have a duty to protect workers from recognized serious hazards in the workplace, including heat-related hazards.

Creating cooling stations with either spot coolers or misting fans is a very cost-effective way to help prevent heat-related illnesses. When the body becomes overheated and can’t cool itself, cool air and water are essential to alleviate and prevent the worsening of heat-related symptoms.

Cooling stations are not only preventative measures but they can also provide for a quick response in case there is a heat-related emergency on a work site.

Setting up spot coolers and or misting fans has never been easier! Because our units are on wheels, you can control the direction of breeze and mist to provide relief where you need it. Most of our portable products require a common 120V electric circuit. All our portable misting fans allow you to use a standard garden hose connection for easy hookup. Contact us to learn more!

Keeping your data centers at optimum temperatures is a challenging task. Servers and computers have specific temperature requirements to function efficiently and effectively. Any deviation from such temperatures could cause servers to overheat; resulting in servers crashing or failing. This possible data loss can be detrimental to a company.

There are several advantages to using spot coolers in data centers including:

It's not a matter of will my air conditioning unit fail, but when will it fail. For facility managers and network managers to best prepare for this situation, a company should have several portable air conditioning units or spot coolers readily available. These plug & play units are a great solution to a failed air conditioning system. They are portable and allow for easy manoeuvrability.

Reasons to use portable air conditioning units in data centers:

Contact Portable Air today to find out how we can meet your business' spot cooling and temporary air conditioning needs.


INTRODUCTION:

Spot Coolers are a great option when considering portable cooling for your building. Spot Coolers can quickly be set up in any location and for a variety of reasons. Once set up, Spot Coolers do not have to be constantly monitored, making them easy to maintain. Here are 5 reasons why you may want to rent a Spot Cooler for your location

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Have you ever gone inside on an extremely hot day and found yourself overwhelmed with gratitude for the cool air provided by your air conditioner? If you’re at home, you may be thankful for your commercial indoor air conditioner, or if you are at the office, it may be an industrial HVAC system that you find yourself thankful for. It wasn’t that long ago that we couldn’t have that gratitude for our air conditioner because air conditioning either had not been invented, or was not yet available for commercial use. Some of us can even remember not having air conditioning in our homes or place of business. If you’ve ever caught yourself wondering about your air conditioning and where it came from, here is a brief history of air conditioning and how it all got started.

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So, your big event venue is in need of additional heating and cooling or whatever else it takes to keep your guests comfortable! That might mean a rental air conditioning unit is exactly what you need, but that doesn’t mean that there's only one type or style. When it comes to air conditioning equipment there are additional varieties to consider. Here are some of the best options to keep your event running smoothly!

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Advice from HVAC experts!

HVAC systems (cooling and heating) can use 60-70% of the overall energy in your facility.  Proper maintenance is one of the key recommendations for maintaining your system’s performance. To really help extend the life of your system, it could be something as simple as changing and cleaning the filters regularly. If you have a large organization, make sure your maintenance staff has a consistent schedule for looking over each aspect of the HVAC system. These include filters, wiring, heat exchange, supply and return points, various ducting like exhaust stacks, fans, coils, and compressors just to name a few.

Depending on the season, certain maintenance strategies should come to mind. During the summer months, you know your HVAC system will need to be working at consistent levels, for 12-24 hours a day. Make sure whoever services your system double checks the A/C condenser and coolant levels of your unit. In winter, HVAC systems work overtime to produce heat to keep your employees and customers safe and comfortable. Make sure to schedule a furnace evaluation, and clear out any dust or debris from the system to avoid potential for fire.

Of course, any mechanical system is going to fail at one point or another. Even with regular maintenance, moving parts and pieces will deteriorate and shut down, leaving you with either a frustrating malfunctioning system, or a chunk of down time with no A/C at all. Either way, you need a repair or replacement, and instead of resorting to a shutdown of business or making people work in hot and uncomfortable conditions, call Portable Air for your temporary or permanent A/C solution! Reach us at (800) 341-4297 or portableac.com/dev

FACT: Not all portable cooling equipment rental companies are the same. In fact, there has been an influx of spot cooler rental companies in recent years, thanks to the increased demand for this. Unfortunately, not all of these equipment rental companies offer the same level of service or the same selection of equipment. And for you, the customer, this could result in wasting your money renting a spot cooler that doesn’t fit your needs.

Some portable cooler rental companies have minimal inventories. They don’t want to make the investment in purchasing a good selection of equipment for customers, so they only have a few spot coolers to choose from. Unfortunately, this means that you may end up renting equipment that’s not right for what you need. If you only need a 1.5 ton spot cooler, but the company just has 5 ton spot coolers, that’s a lot of extra air conditioning that you’re paying for that you don’t really need.

Your best bet is to choose an equipment rental company that has an extensive fleet of cooling products, helping to ensure you get to pick the cooling solution that best fits your needs.

Portable Air offers spot cooler rentals to customers across the Southeast United States. Learn more at www.portableac.com

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