Summer is approaching. Is your Port A Cool unit ready to go???

Dallas had its first 80 degree day in February this year so are you ready for the heat? Do you already own a Port a Cool unit? If you do you want to make sure that your unit is in good working condition before the heat arrives for the summer.  Port a Cool units are fairly simple to use and maintain, but you must maintain them for maximum cooling. Port a Cool recommends the following steps prior to a summer of worry-free cooling from your Port A Cool unit. Follow these few simple steps and be ready when the heat is on. Inspect cooling media for break sown, such as sagging or gapping.  Clean if dirty. Replace if needed. Check the fan blade to make sure it rotates freely. Make sure the fan belt is tight and in good condition. Oil the motor if necessary Check and clean inline strainer Clean sump tank and spray bar Pump should be clear of any obstructions Make sure drain valve is closed and spray bar adjustment valve is open (approximately 3 turns). Determine if water and power source are adequate. Fill reservoir before turning pump on. Make sure float valve operates properly. Of course, if you do not want to get your hands dirty or just want an expert to come and check out your Port A Cool unit then call Spot Cooling Systems, Inc.  866-990-5700  We also rent and sell Port A Cool units.  So call anytime for more...

Emergency Heat and Air Conditioning Repair Hints

It’s not going to be a fun evening when you need to hire the services of an emergency heat repair HVAC contractor.  It will  10 below zero with snow falling and ice building – middle of the night – baby’s sick, etc.  You know how it goes.  What you need is a professional, available and honest HVAC contractor that specializes in emergency heat repair situations.  You want somebody to be able to come to your home promptly, assess the situation, make the necessary repairs and be on their way. The benefits associated with hiring the right emergency heat repair HVAC contractor: Restoration of the heat in your home; Protecting you and your family members from the elements; Eliminating the potential for electrical fires; Eliminating the need to burn smelly, dangerous accelerant-based heaters; Developing a positive relationship with a skilled professional in the case of future needs arising; What are the risks associated with hiring the wrong emergency heat repair HVAC contractor? This is where you have to be careful.  The very nature of an emergency situation implies that you are basically in a frenzy.  You want your heat restored.  At times like these, many people make the mistake of not being thorough during the hiring process.  That is a mistake – and one that can be serious.  Here’s what can happen: You end up paying far too much for services rendered; You end up paying for substandard services; The contractor that shows up to your home takes advantage of the fact that you are in an emergency situation; Low-quality work standards may cause the need for various other, more...

Spot Cooling Systems partners with Promise Home Orphanage

Supplying your emergency spot coolers and assisting with dependable portable air conditioning rentals and sales is not our only cause. Spot Cooling Systems, Texas Motor Speedway and Team Texas High Performance Driving School have partnered with Promise Home Orphanage for you to have an experience of a lifetime. We want to assist in building the Casita’s and with the recent fire at Nueva Esperanza, we know the need is sooner than later. Ride at 160mph Saturday December 3rd around the track at Texas Motor Speedway in a Sprint Cup NASCAR race car. The normal cost is $120 per person, must be 16 or older, but for this event the price is $99.00 with Promise Home Orphanage receiving $50 for each person who comes and rides. Come out to the Speedway, drive through the tunnel to Pit Row and purchase your ticket. Specify that you are riding for Promise Home when you get your ticket, get into your provided driving suit and helmet and get ready to dig your fingernails into your seat and hold on! The track is open from 11:00am to 5:00pm. Invite your friends, family or work. Post on Facebook and just remind everyone to specify Promise Home when you get your ticket. For more information on how you can assist Promise Home, visit their website at...

Emergency Restaurant Cooling

It was a terrible feeling when the manager of a long-time North Dallas café arrived at work Saturday morning to discover all of their roof top A/C units had been stolen overnight. “Those can be replaced,” he told me on the phone, “but my customers comfort cannot. How can Spot Cooling Systems help me?” On his computer he searched for “Emergency Portable Air Conditioners Dallas” and Google directed him to us. This was at 8:45am. Our phone conversation ended by 9:00am and within an hour we were on site with three of our 1.5 ton Spot Coolers. 15 minutes to install one in the kitchen, server’s area and the dining area. Cool air was flowing right away. By noon on Saturday we had visited the other tenants of the shopping center and took care of their needs as well. It took almost three weeks for the landlord to have the a/c units replaced and our customers were so thankful for our quick service, fair pricing, meeting their needs and taking care of them. I left there that morning with the satisfaction of taking care of our customers, but best of all, I left with the tastiest Mile-High Peanut Butter Chocolate Cream Pie I’ve ever...

Spot Cooling Systems, Inc. Reaches Distribution Agreement with Port-A-Cool

CARROLLTON, Texas (October 5, 2011)  – Spot Cooling Systems, Inc., today announced it has signed a distribution agreement with Port-a-Cool of Center, Texas to distribute Port-a-Cool’s portable Evaporative Cooling Units. Port-a-Cool is one of North America’s largest manufacturers of portable evaporative cooling products. Spot Cooling Systems, Inc. of  Carrollton, Texas will offer Port-A-Cool’s extensive line of evaporative cooling units that are designed for portable spot cooling and can reduce temperatures by 30 degrees F using tap water. Various models are available to suit any budget and accommodate 500-4,000 square feet. Spot Cooling Systems, Inc. will also offer factory trained and authorized service and maintenance of Port-a-Cool units. This agreement furthers Spot Cooling Systems, Inc. commitment to growing their product offering to markets not traditionally covered by emergency cooling companies. Spot Cooling Systems, Inc.  commitment  includes offering a broad product selection, competitive pricing, and fast delivery. About Port-a-Cool Port-A-Cool, LLC began production of evaporative cooling products and accessories in 1990 and quickly became a global industry leader. The company is headquartered in Center, Texas, and is dedicated to both industrial and residential products. Established as the ideal way to cool industrial work areas, as well as professional football players on the sideline. Port-A-Cool, LLC, is a trusted manufacturer of high-performance, yet economical, evaporative cooling systems. For more information on Port-A-Cool, LLC, and its brands, visit www.port-a-cool.com. About Spot Cooling Systems, Inc. Since 1984, Spot Cooling Systems has provided portable air conditioners and spot coolers on demand throughout Texas, the United States and around the world.  The units are used for hospitals, computer rooms and high rise buildings, data centers, retail...

Spot Cooliing Systems Exhibiting at BOMA Dallas – October 19, 2011

Be sure to attend and visit us at the Dallas BOMA (Dallas Building Owners and Managers Association) Industry Trade Show October 19, 2011 at Dallas Market Hall from 2-7 pm Visit us at Booth #154 October 19th, 2011 Dallas Market Center 2200 North Stemmons Freeway Dallas, TX 75207 ATTEND BOMA Dallas now has online registration for this year’s trade show, plus special prizes for Real Estate members only. There will be a Happy Hour, sponsored by Office Boy, at the end of the show with special food and drink, FREE to Real Estate members. Come and make this your evening meal, visit with old friends, make new friends, keep up to date with the latest trends in our industry, and view products and services from the finest group of Allied members anywhere! Spot Cooling Systems, Inc. will be showing their latest Portable Air Conditioners, Spot Coolers, Evaporative Cooling Units, and the new ZoneAire small office/residential air conditioner. We look forward to seeing you...

Environmental Threats and Their Costs. The Series

The most common environmental threats to server rooms are temperature, humidity, water leaks, human error, intrusion, vibration, and power outage. Many of these threats, such as temperature and humidity, are related, which complicates environment monitoring and heightens the need for an automated, sophisticated system. This series on Environmental Threats and Their Costs starts with the biggest threat to computer hardware, temperature. Temperature Temperature is the main environmental threat to computer hardware. The generally accepted, ideal temperature is between 68 and 74 degrees Fahrenheit (20 to 24 degrees Celsius). Excessive heat degrades network performance and causes downtime. As the temperature increases, a heat sinks fan works harder to cool the central processing unit (CPU). Continuous overworking causes the fan to fail, leading to a machine overheating. A machine shuts down when it reaches an unsafe temperature in order to prevent permanent damage. An administrator must then be located, day or night, go to the machine, and reboot it after it has cooled. Consequently, services hosted by a down machine are unavailable until it is restarted, which can take minutes or hours. If the server hosts critical services (e.g., e-commerce, user validation, email) that are not distributed to backup servers, revenues can be lost, users cannot login, and communications are interrupted. If the shut down is not done properly, data can be lost. Excessive heat and rapid temperature changes also damage equipment. Rapid temperature increases can increase humidity, while rapid drops can cause water in humid air to condense on equipment. Together, heat and moisture accelerate the break down of materials used in microchips, motherboards, and hard drives, which is called...

HVAC Contractors

HVAC Contractors HVAC is a shortened term for Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning – related technologies dealing with indoor climate control. HVAC technology has been developing since the industrial revolution, and the systems and tools used are constantly evolving, with new innovations being introduced all over the world. Heating, ventilating, and air conditioning technologies are used to provide warmth and comfort in cold climates, to improve the quality of air indoors, and to keep buildings comfortable when outdoor temperatures become unbearable. HVAC, specifically air conditioning, is particularly important in arid American cities, such as Phoenix, Arizona, where the temperature hits 100° over 100 days per year, on average, putting Phoenix’s climate on par with Baghdad and other Middle-Eastern cities. Heating systems often differ in their central components, which can include boilers, furnaces, or even heat pumps, which draw heat from the air or ground and convert it to either heat or cool air. Ventilating may be done through either forced ventilation, which uses fans & other technology to draw or force air movement and improve air quality, or natural ventilation, which involves utilizing natural convection and allowing warm air to rise and escape while cool air is drawn in naturally. Air conditioning is often misunderstood as the creation and circulation of cold air. The technology actually works to remove heat from the air, leaving the indoor climate cool and comfortable. In the past few decades, technological developments have allowed for great improvements in HVAC system energy efficiency. Other technologies, such as Geothermal Heat Pumps and radiant floor heat, are becoming more popular due to their efficiency as well. A...
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