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With the high costs of running a traditional air conditioner, it's nice to find new and innovative ways to keep your home cool during the hot summer months. Portacool offers a much more cost effective way to lower the temperature without the use of any chemicals. As a child, you probably remember getting out of the pool on a summer day and feeling the chill of the wind on your skin. This is a natural phenomenon known as evaporative cooling, and the Portacool uses this same natural method to cool your home. Forced air is pushed over water-soaked evaporative pads that cool temperatures by as much as 30 degrees.

When you want to cool a certain area at a lower cost, choosing a fan is not the best choice. Really all that a fan does is push around stale, hot air, without providing any real cooling effects. The evaporative cooler can lower temperatures in areas up to 4,000 square feet when using the largest unit. If you're looking to chill a tighter space then one of the smaller units will work best. Because the device is so effective and efficient with its use of resources, you can save a tremendous amount of money using it in place of your AC.

What is Evaporative Cooling?

port-a-cool unitEvaporative cooling requires air to be moving. Just like if you put your finger in a glass of water, and then blow on your wet finger, you'll feel a cold sensation, but if you don't blow on it and allow the wet finger to rest in stale air, there will be no such sensation. This is because the air allows the water to evaporate, and the evaporation makes your finger feel cold. A Port-a-Cool provides a consistent flow of refreshing, cold air that can transform any hot, stuffy environment. It does this with the evaporatvie cooling kraft paper pads, which are used to evaporate the water so that air passing over the pads is cooled. These amazing pads are usually made of fluted cellulose sheets that are specially treated to prevent rotting and ensure sustainability.

How does a Portacool Work?

The water distribution system spreads a uniform supply of water over the pads so they remain fully saturated at all times. With the use of fans, negative pressure is supplied that pulls the air through the wetted pads. A central control system is responsible for pumping in the water, and then pumping out the cool air. The Portacool works perfectly with the natural cycles of the day. Evaporative cooling is most efficient when the humidity is low, so it's perfect that humidity just happens to be at its lowest in the afternoon, when temperatures are at their peak.

The World's Best Evaporative Cooling Pads

Port-a-Cool pads are the amazing technology behind the success of the Portacool. They are the only evaporative cooling pads that you can find that are 100% made in the USA. They offer the most effective cooling that you can find because they're manufactured using the highest quality materials, such as durable virgin kraft paper with the highest resin content in the industry. The special production process and cutting-edge technology make the Portacool pads the very best, not only in the United States, but in the world. They outperform every other brand in terms of dry crush strength, tensile strength, and wet crush strength.

Better than Traditional ACs

Even though the Portacool serves the same purpose as a traditional air conditioner, there are some amazing benefits that make it a better choice. At the end of the day, you just want a cool home during the hot summer months, but a traditional AC sucks up much port-a-cool padmore energy than a Portacool, and is very expensive when you have it in use all day long. Evaporative coolers do not use much energy at all, and simply harness the combined power of water and air. It works best when small amounts of outside air are circulating into the space. That means that you're also pumping-in cool, fresh air, as opposed to cooling and recycling old air, as a traditional air conditioner does. Not only are you encouraging better indoor air quality, you're also using up less energy to do so.

Fresh Air, Not Recycled

A traditional AC takes humidity out of the air to make it colder. Think about the air that you breathe on a plane. That is cold, dry air that is being recycled, and the old AC in your home works the exact same way. Evaporative cooling does not dry the air like the other process does, and this is great news for those who like to stay inside on hot days. Operating a Port-a-Cool costs 1/3 as much as your old AC, and even the purchase of equipment is 1/3 cheaper. Port-a-Cool products are incredibly easy to install on your own, and are great for the environment as well.

Better for You and the Environment

Studies have shown that refrigerants are not good for the environment, and traditional air conditioners use refrigerants to cool the air. Because evaporative cooling uses only a natural process, there are no chemicals involved. This also means that you won't have to deal with irritants that dry out your skin, or bother the throat and eyes. The Port-a-Cool puts absolutely no negative stain on your health, or the health of the environment. In fact, evaporative cooling continuously pumps fresh, cool air into your home several times per hour using the air from outside. This air will never re-circulate, so you can enjoy a breathing environment that is free of airborne germs or foul smells.

Add to all of this the fact that a Portacool is 50% cheaper to install than an AC, and also less expensive to run, and there's no reason why you shouldn't purchase one for your home and enjoy the results. A 36" Port-a-Cool unit costs less than one dollar for 8 hours of operation. That just happens to be three times cheaper than a conventional air conditioner.

 

A Portacool is perhaps the newest and most innovative way to lower the temperature in your environment in a sustainable way that saves money, contributes to better air quality, and is convenient and simple to use.

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