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The Value of Spot Cooling System in Server Rooms

17 June 2020

Americool Portable High quality portable air conditioners

Precise regulation of temperature and humidity is crucial within such work space as server rooms, clean rooms, electrical fabrication operations, and so many others. For server rooms, precise regulation of temperature and humidity is particularly important. Precision machinery like computer servers must operate within certain environmental parameters and server rooms tend to develop hot and cold spots within the environment. This is where spot cooling support services prove to be essential.

AmeriCool offers a wide variety of rental spot cooling systems.We serve the entire greater Boston and Worcester area business communities whose central air conditioning is either down for maintenance or is simply not sufficient to deliver specified cooling and humidity conditions. Our systems are mobile so you can respond to shifting environmental control needs.

Here are some advantages of rental spot cooling services:

  • Installation and Operation is a breeze. We have you covered there.
  • Compact-design and self-contained. Our systems won’t crowd your workspace.
  • Dehumidifies your space. Again, critical for many Boston-area industries.
  • We have years of experience successfully serving Boston and Worcester.

Contact Contact AmeriCool to learn more about the variety and quality of our Weltem air conditioning products.

Red Flags That You Need Professional Dehumidification Services

9 June 2020

Americool LLC - Portable Dehumidifier

Commercial-grade dehumidifiers protect your property from the devastating effects of water damage. Water damage occurs both naturally over time in high humidity environments and from catastrophic system failures. Regardless of the cause, here are the most common conditions where commercial-grade dehumidification services are essential to protect both life and property.

1. Mold and mildew

Mold and mildew will not only damage the structure of your building but it can exacerbate respiratory conditions such as allergies and asthma. While you can handle small spots of mold and mildew infestation using bleach, it's an entirely different story when it festers over a larger area. You will need to hire professionals to thoroughly get rid of the molds and this would incur high charges. It's important to address moisture issues right away, otherwise, molds and mildew will rot your assets. Rent or purchase a dehumidifier to tackle moisture problems instantly.

2. Condensation

If you keep noticing condensation turning up on pipes, ceilings, floors and walls, this indicates a moisture problem. In addition, if you have a property in a flood-prone area wherein puddles of water form every time there's a heavy rain, there's a decent chance that moisture will be a persistent problem. Purchasing or renting a commercial dehumidifier is one effective way to protect your property.

3. Signs of Water Damage

Water and moisture can corrode and decay anything after some time. If the following signs are present in your property, perhaps it's time to invest in a commercial dehumidifier.

  • Damage in your building structure
  • Rotting wood
  • Rusty and corroding metals
  • Stained drywall
  • Buckled or warped wood flooring
  • Stuck doors
  • Sagging ceiling
  • Soggy items

This damage can be extremely expensive to fix if you don't address the moisture problem right away.

4. Musty odor

If a musty odor is noticeable in your building, it is an indication of an excessive moisture issue. Besides aggravating respiratory conditions, it can also leave a bad impression on customers who enter your building.

5. Pest Infestation

A confined, humid space is a favorable habitat for pesky pests. Damaged walls or floors can serve as a portal of entry for these invaders to enter your building. This causes another filthy problem as these critters can leave droppings, feed on your foundation's material and cause costly damage to your assets.

If you witness any of these red flags, contact Americool LLC for a free consult. We’ll pave the way for your decision to purchase or rent a portable dehumidifier that will promptly tackle your moisture problem.

Portable Spot Cooling HVAC Rental Solutions - Worcester, MA

27 May 2020

Americool LLC - WPC-7000

Summer has arrived. Business operators must now begin to address the very real challenges associated with summer heat that threatens both business equipment and your employees. When your existing cooling systems cannot adequately get you through the dog days of summer, it makes fiscal sense to rent supplemental cooling solutions. Americool LLC has served this need for Worcester business owners for years now and we are ready for you as well. One such solution for temporary cooling needs is our 29,000 Btu spot cooling system.

The WPC- 7000, a 2.5 ton portable air conditioner, offers ultimate portability and simplicity. AmeriCool portable air conditioners are designed for even the harshest environments, although they are ideal for a multitude of different situations. AmeriCool's air conditioners all feature spot cooling and room cooling thermostat settings to allow the unit to work at its best in any situation. These versatile portable cooling systems are ideal for a host of applications including computer rooms, hospitals, process cooling, multi-workstation cooling, special events, and even emergency short-term cooling needs. It is a perfect supplemental cooling unit that will help your central cooling unit and address hotspots in your facility.

Product Features

  • Equipped with an automatic restart function, allowing self-restart in case of power outages
  • Portable air conditioning units work with a standard outlet permitting an easy and effective start up.
  • Portable air conditioner systems also work well with generators to provide a solution for virtually any situation.

For more information about commercial portable air conditioners, contact Americool LLC.

Rental Commercial Dehumidifier Applications

19 May 2020

Americool LLC - Portable Dehumidifier

As the region’s largest supplier of rental dehumidification support services, we thought we’d share just a few ways our clients benefit from professional dehumidification services. Whether your need is for worker safety or product protection, just know that AmeriCool has the perfect solution for you. Here’s just three ways dehumidification services are employed:

1. Water Damage

Flooding is a major threat to business properties no matter what the cause is (burst pipes or natural disasters). It can ravage not just your building structure, but everything inside the establishment if water successfully penetrates it. Imagine your loss if your machines and products were to get drenched in water. When this happens, the ultimate solution is to dry it out quickly and thoroughly to prevent further damage and mold growth. Only a commercial dehumidifier can handle the job well.

2. Paintworks

Paintworks present specific challenges, especially when high humidity levels can cause coating failures. This is particularly true in shipyards when applying protective coatings to a ship. A commercial dehumidifier can create an environment that's conducive to paint application and curing. In addition, it will also make the work environment more comfortable for workers and promote productivity. So to keep projects on schedule and avoid reprocessing expenses, rent, or buy a dehumidifier.

3. Workplace Setting

Climate change can affect the humidity levels in workplaces and this impacts the health of the workers, causes structural damage to buildings, and affects overall sanitary conditions. In order to maintain the indoor air quality inside a building, dehumidifiers should be employed. The following industries can benefit from commercial dehumidifiers:

  • Food Processing Industry
  • Warehouse and storage facilities
  • Research facility and laboratories
  • Healthcare settings
  • Restaurants and Cafes
  • Book Depots and Libraries

A rental commercial dehumidifier is a practical means to remove excess moisture from an area. Contact Americool LLC for information regarding rental or purchase of commercial grade dehumidifiers.

Common Installation Questions on Using Americool's Portable Air Conditioner

12 May 2020

Americool LLC - Portable Air Conditioners

Installing Americool's portable air conditioners is more straightforward than you may think. Just place it near a power source, plug it in and you are all set. However, here are some installation FAQ's for issues that are infrequently encountered.

1. My unit is plugged in, the display shows a red light on the Power button, but I can't get it to turn on?

You must push and hold for 1 second which mode you want the unit to operate in (Room or Spot). This 1-second delay is to prevent accidentally changing the mode the unit is operating in.

2. How high can I pump the condensate water?

All accessory condensate pumps can pump water 18 feet high. The WPC-15000 can pump water up to 30 feet.

3. Can you always duct the exhaust air into the drop ceiling?

Not always. Contact AmeriCool or your local distributor for example where it would not be ideal.

4. What is the farthest I can run the exhaust/cooling ducts?

It depends on your specific model. Click on the following link and select from the models on the AmeriCool's specification page.

5. Is it possible to block one of the cooling ducts?

AmeriCool does not recommend completely blocking a cold duct opening. Please call AmeriCool or your closest authorized distributor to explain your unique installation.

6. Can I use a smaller exhaust duct than recommended on the accessories section of the website?

No, you may overload the unit causing damage. Contact us to discuss your application.

7. Is it possible to use extension cords on AmeriCool?

Yes, but we recommend extreme caution. Be sure to use a safety listed and 3-wire grounding type extension cord. In addition, make sure the extension cord matches the voltage and current requirements of your unit.

8. Can we connect a remote thermostat to AmeriCool units?

Yes! Order our accessory WPCSENSOR and follow the directions to install.

9. Does AmeriCool have a remote display to control the unit away from the installation?

Yes! Order our accessory WPCREMOTE, follow the directions to install the wire harness and you can control the unit from 33 feet away!

10. How much clearance from the filters is needed for the units to operate correctly?

For units up to 3 tons (36,000 Btu/hr) 18" of clearance is required. For our 5 ton unit (WPC-15000) 24" of clearance is required.

If you have other concerns regarding the installation of Americool portable air conditioners, contact Americool LLC. Our technicians are ready to help you so you can immediately enjoy the cooling comfort of your new portable air conditioning unit.

General FAQ’s Regarding Renting Portable Air Conditioners

5 May 2020

Americool LLC - Portable AC with heat pump

Below are answers to common questions we encounter from customers who seek portable air conditioner rental services in and around the greater Boston area:

1. How do AmeriCool's portable A/C units work?

Roll your AmeriCool unit into position, select room cooling or spot cooling, stand back, and enjoy the cold air. NOTE: If you are in an enclosed room, you will need to exhaust the warm air from the top of the unit out of the room. The drop ceiling space in a typical office will usually satisfy this requirement.

2. How many square feet does it cool?

As a general practice, 400 square feet per 12,000 Btu/h's (12,000 Btu/h's equals one ton of air conditioning). This, however, does not take into account other room factors that may affect heat load. Contact your local distributor for a complete recommendation.

3. How much temperature drop will you get between the room and supply (cold) air?

The temperature drop should be approximately 30°F in low humidity environments and at least 15°F in high humidity environments. (In high humidity environments, the unit is removing the humidity from the air)

4. Why does the unit have a water (condensate) tank? Why does the WPC-15000 have a condensate pump?

Only the WPC-15000 comes with a factory-installed condensate pump to account for a large amount of condensate (water) the unit is removing from the supply air.

While the unit is in operation it removes humidity out of the air. AmeriCool collects the condensation in the tank.

5. Do AmeriCool units come with a thermostat?

Yes, all units come with thermostats to read supply and return air temperature.

6. What is the difference between Room Cooling and Spot Cooling mode?

In-Room Cooling mode, the temperature setpoint is based on the return air coming into the unit (side). In Spot Cooling mode the temperature setpoint is based on the supply air (cold air leaving the unit).

7. What is AmeriCool's recommended maintenance schedule?

Regular washing and cleaning of the filters is the only recommended maintenance.

8. Can I remove the white cold air ducts?

Yes, remove the white nozzle duct from the attached flange and there will be a grill to protect curious fingers from the fan.

If you have other inquiries and concerns, contact Americool LLC.

Financing Your Business’ Spot Cooling Needs

28 April 2020

Americool LLC Financing

Today’s blog post focuses on our spot cooling financing options to limit your capital outlay for your critical new spot cooling HVAC requirements. We strive to keep you educated about the undeniable benefits of implementing portable air conditioners or “spot coolers” within your business operations plan, but the comparative value for spot cooling services vice enhanced central HVAC is somewhat harder to comprehend. Today we will discuss the fundamentals of spot cooling and how we support you with multiple financing options.

Advantages of Financing with AmeriCool

  • 100% Financing - Unlike some loan programs, you can finance 100% of your equipment.
  • Flexibility - As businesses grow and needs change, you will be able to add equipment at any point during the financing term.
  • Fast Processing - Most applications are processed within 2 hours.
  • Improved Cash Flow - With no hefty down payment and affordable monthly payments, you can keep your cash flow flowing.
  • Flexible Terms - AmeriCool offers flexible terms that fits your needs.
  • Frees up Lines of Credit - Save your bank lines of credit for other emergencies.
  • Tax Advantages - Take advantage of generous IRS tax savings.
  • Fixed Monthly Payments - more accurate forecast spending.

In these most challenging times for American business and commerce, limiting you firm’s capital outlay has never been more critical. We can help you do that while still delivering upon your emerging climate control requirements. Contact Americool LLC to learn more.

The Different Applications for Rental Portable Spot Coolers

24 April 2020

Americool WPC-5RT portable air conditioning unit

Portable Air Conditioners are versatile and are used for countless applications. Below are some of the more common uses:

  1. Data Centers - Spot coolers supplement the central HVAC system so it is not overworked with a shortened life span. Targeted cooling to the hottest areas of the data center relieves excess demand upon the central HVAC system.
  2. Confined Telecommunication Rooms - Telecommunication equipment is exceptionally high-heat producing equipment and is usually stored in a confined space. Portable air conditioners are ideal equipment in cooling enclosed spaces like telecommunication rooms because they are compact and fit within they typically confined telecommunication system space.
  3. Office Spaces - Spot Coolers may substitute the central HVAC system during overtime or weekend work. Smart plant managers save significant operations cost by only conditioning the environments actively occupied by people and operational equipment.
  4. Factories / Warehouses - Heat can quickly build-up in harsh industrial environments such as production lines and depots. Workers in this environment need a conducive ambiance to keep them motivated and productive. Thus, having a portable air conditioner can help provide adequate cooling inside the building. 
  5. Healthcare Settings -- Cooling is critical in hospitals because the place needs to be cool and dry at all times to prevent cross-contamination of microorganisms. In addition, patients confined in hospitals needs to rest comfortably as well to recover quickly from their illnesses. Meanwhile, laboratories require stringent temperature control to prevent spoilage of their cultures, samples, and tests.
  6. Commercial Spaces - Whether you are handling perishable or dry goods, cooling is essential in stores and shops to keep products in perfect condition and extend their shelf life while providing a comfortable place for customers to shop.
  7. Special events - Temporary air conditioners are practical for short-lived uses like events.

The above mentioned applications are simply the most common spot cooling applications and by no means lists them all. To lean how our spot cooling systems can contribute to your business’ profitability, contact Americool LLC anytime.

Portable Air Conditioners: Lesser Cost and Minimal Space Requirement

14 April 2020

Americool Portable High quality portable air conditioners

Rental portable air conditioners (or “spot coolers”) are engineered to withdraw heat and dehumidify home or office space where central HVAC systems fail to deliver. Often associated as a tool for harsh environments like data rooms and heavy machinery manufacturing space, portable rental spot coolers play an important role in the entertainment industry, sports arenas, and virtually any commercial endeavor imaginable.

There are countless situations where spot cooling service makes perfect sense such as when business owners encounter the need for cooling a defined space for a defined period of time. Clearly the capital cost to install central HVAC services there makes zero sense. Often times, however, there are permanent spot cooling requirements that also do not justify the capital expenditure on fixed HVAC installations. Rental spot cooling services can and do contribute to greater profit margins by offering no up-front capital investment, low cost rental fees, and lower energy consumption rates that central HVAC systems demand.

Commercial portable air conditioners are compact and lighter version than other HVAC units and since they are mobile, you can easily move the cooling services around as your cooling requirements change.

Let us help you and your business’ path to increased profitability via rental spot cooling strategies vs the high cost of fixed central HVAC solutions. For more information about exhaustless portable air conditioners, contact Americool LLC.

Considerations When Purchasing or Renting A Portable Conditioner

7 April 2020

Americool Commercial portable air conditioning units

Portable air conditioners are ideal cooling solutions for business structures like offices, facilities and commercial spaces. Whether you are planning to buy or rent, weigh first the following factors to come up with a sound decision.

Cooling Output

The cooling output for PACs is calculated in BTU or British Thermal Units per hour with the higher rating implies greater capacity. The BTU rating is labeled in the Energy Guide of each portable AC unit. Take this into account when comparing different models. Make sure to opt for a capacity that complies with the square footage of the area that you need to cool.

Placement Constraints

Portable air conditioners may require electrical modification to your use space. Prior to purchasing, make sure you have the enough power and the correct receptacle in all spaces where you might conceivably use the portable cooling asset. The unit will likely be placed near a window for venting poses so plan your electrical considerations accordingly.

Energy Efficiency

The Efficient Ratio or EER rating of a unit can also be seen on its Energy Guide label. The higher the rating means the set has better energy efficiency performance. Before you decide, scrutinize each available model and choose the one with the highest EER rating that meets your budget.

Condensate Choices

When a portable air conditioner cools, it condenses moisture out of the air. There are several options in terms of release. Essentially, cheaper portable air conditioner units have a collector pan that needs to be drained frequently. While self-evaporating air conditioners usually come expensive as it has the ability to release the condensate out by means of the air exhaust hose, or by reusing the liquid to cool the coils.

Sound Level

Portable air conditioners are standalone units equipped with a compressor, so expect and plan for the increased noise as compared to central HVAC systems. With that said, our system offerings are the most quiet portable HVAC systems on the market today.

For more information about portable air conditioners, contact Americool LLC.

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