There’s a myth going around town that spot cooling is only for emergencies, this couldn’t be further from the truth. There are many practical applications to spot coolers, including:
- Great way to supplement existing central AC and even save money
- Seasonal cooling needs, particularly during Florida’s hot summers
- Use your AC unit as a dehumidifier to cut back on the humidity
- Cool outdoor tented events
- Reduce heat in server rooms and other equipment rooms where overheating is a potential issue that could damage important equipment.
5 Practical Applications for Spot Coolers
#1. Supplement Existing Central AC System
If your existing AC system is not cooling down the entire building like it should, or if certain parts of a building require more cooling power than others, spot cooling offers an ideal and affordable solution.
When you turn on the central AC, it powers through the entire building, not allowing you to pick and choose where the air is filtered to. Adding spot cooling to the equation gives you more power to reduce hot spots without spending a fortune running the central AC in overtime.
#2, Take Care of Seasonal Cooling Needs
You can rent spot coolers to tackle your seasonal cooling needs. If you have greater needs for cool air in the summer when the weather is hot and humid, rent a unit and let it keep your building more comfortable. There’s no need to store or maintain the unit year-round when you can rent.
#3. Use Your Spot Cooler as a Humidifier
In Florida it’s often the humidity that’ll get you before the heat. When temperatures creep into the nineties, the skin naturally starts to sweat. In low humidity, the sweat dries or evaporates from the skin right away and this is what cools the body off. On the other hand, in high humidity, the sweat continues to build up on your skin and can become quite uncomfortable.
In addition, humidity creates the ideal environment for mildew, allergens, and mold growth. Thankfully, a spot cooler can be used as a dehumidifier, removing moisture from the air.
A dehumidifier pulls in moist air and moves it through the evaporator where the humid air is cooled. Cold dry air is then moved through a condenser before it is pushed back out to the room where it once again collects moisture or humidity and the cycle continues.
The same components necessary to make a humidifier work are available in a spot cooler as well. Both machines operate with an evaporator, compressor, condenser, and a metering device. That’s how spot coolers and HVAC systems can be used as humidifiers.
#4. Cool Outdoor Events
Planning ahead for an outdoor event? Spot coolers work great for tents and will keep your guests far more comfortable, allowing them to fully enjoy the party. Plus, you can rent a spot cooler so you don’t even have to worry about purchasing one.
Without a spot cooler, tents trap heat and once you get a bunch of people inside the tent, things get uncomfortably hot and sweaty very quickly. Especially after accounting for the lighting and other electrical equipment that heats up a space.
#5. Reduce Heat in Server Rooms
Electronic devices produce a great deal of heat, especially when there are a lot of them in a room. If a server room or other electronic room is not temperature controlled, equipment can overheat, break down, and cause other issues. It could even result in the loss of sensitive data.
Running your central AC overtime to accommodate for a server room is not cost productive and may not even satisfy the additional cooling needs required. That’s why spot coolers are highly recommended for server rooms.
Rent or Buy Spot Coolers from Cooling Power
We offer a wide range of spot coolers for all of your needs. From large scale office buildings and warehouses to smaller clinics and server rooms, we are trusted to take care of it all. Learn more about our spot coolers, or contact us to get a quote.