Hurricane Preparedness: 4 Things We Learned from Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma taught us a few lessons in hurricane preparedness, first and foremost—always be prepared for a hurricane when you operate a business in Florida. Even hurricanes that do not cause extensive damage can knock out power and leave businesses incapable of operating, leading to millions of dollars in losses. In fact, commercial insurance claims for loss of power damages …

Take This Quiz to Find Out if Your Business Could Benefit from Spot Coolers

Are you debating adding spot coolers to your business but remain unsure if the benefits will pay off or not? Take this quiz to help determine if installing spot coolers is an economical option for your business. What are Spot Coolers & Who Needs One? A spot cooler is a portable air conditioner that is focused on cooling one space, …

What Are Dry-Type Transformers and What Makes Them Better?

Dry-type transformers, also known as cast resin transformers, are power transformers with windings encased in epoxy resin. This makes the installation process easier because they are dry and do not require cooling oil. Plus, they do not need to be contained in a fire-proof vault. The layer of epoxy helps protect it against dust and corrosion. Dry-type transformers are used …

Contingency Planning Tips for Server Rooms

A solid server room contingency plan is crucial to protect sensitive and valuable data no matter what gets thrown your way—from hurricanes to standard power outages. A good contingency plan actively protects you against power outages, hurricanes, fires, and so much more. When it comes to server rooms or data centers, a solid plan must account for numerous scenarios including …

Benefits of an Auto Transfer Switch for Generator

An auto transfer switch automatically transfers power from your utility to your generator in the instance of a power outage. Your other option is a manual switch, which requires someone on-site to turn it on when the power goes off. As a result, manual switches require more time, risk and labor. Automatic switches are always guarding your business, ready to …

How Loud Are Spot Coolers?

Not all spot coolers provide the same comfort or noise control, but there are spot coolers on the market that offer very low sound ratings and are intended for office use. For instance, our portable spot coolers have a sound level of 55 dB(A), that’s silent enough to sit in an office without distracting anyone. The last thing you want …

The Importance Of A Data Center Cooling Plan

A spot cooler isn’t just a temporary fix for data centers. Even if your data center is attached to the building’s central AC system, spot coolers offer a lot of long-term benefits and can be used on a regular basis. Data center rooms are notorious for overheating. When temperatures creep up too high, equipment is at risk of breaking down …

Generator Transfer Switch Options: Manual Vs. Automatic

When a power outage strikes, you never know how long it’ll be until the power comes back on. That’s why a generator with an automatic transfer switch is ideal, keeping your business going no matter what. Optional standby systems, also known as “back-up generators,” are installed to provide a secondary source of electricity during power outages. A large back up …

The Most Common Causes of Server Room Fires Might Surprise You

According to the National Fire Protection Association, every year between 2006 and 2010 there were approximately 209 structural fires that originated in electronic equipment rooms, such as server rooms, reported in the US. The estimated breakdown of costs per year to pay for these damages is in the millions, $11.9 million to be exact. Insurance may cover damages, but not …