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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. http://www.americoolllc.com/products

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.

Portable Air Conditioners: An Essential Partner for Hospitals and Other Health Providers

31 March 2020

Americool LLC - Portable Air Conditioner

Portable air conditioners are a common necessity at hospitals and other health care providing operations sites to address the uncommon heat load of medical support equipment. Portable air conditioners are employed as both emergency and active business operations support equipment. In the health care support space, sudden loss of the central HVAC system can have deadly consequence. AmeriCool’s decades-long presence within the U.S. health care industry’s operations space is one of our most proud accomplishments.

In any health care environment, the loss of HVAC services, especially in the summer months, puts the patients, staff, and highly heat-sensitive equipment at risk. Portable air conditioners provide multiple functions that play a vital role in maintaining normal working condition of any hospital, clinic, assisted living, or any of the other countless health care operation. Our systems provide both cooling and air filtration services, both services of course now being of paramount importance during these pandemic times.

Let us help you improve your health care operational readiness. For more tips on portable AC, contact Americool, LLC.

Rental Portable Air Conditioning Services for Healthcare Providers During the Pandemic

24 March 2020

AmeriCool High quality portable air conditioners

Rental portable air conditioners with state of the art air filtration capability is boosting the safety of health care delivery across the United States. Portable air-conditioning units are commonly used in healthcare facilities but never to the extent that they are now. Rental portable air conditioners or spot coolers are typically employed during emergency or situations where the central AC system is shut down for maintenance. But today, health care providers across the country are discovering the air filtration capability of spot cooling systems to enhance the safety each and every type of health care service.

Keeping patients and healthcare staff safe and productive in the days of COVID-19 is an ominous task. We take great pride in our ability to help health care operations managers do just that. We invite you to contact us here at Americool LLC today to learn how we will make an immediate difference in the safety of your health care operation.

Why Consider A Portable Air Conditioner with Heat Pump During Transitional Season?

17 March 2020

Americool LLC - Portable AC with heat pump

Looking for a heating system that is convenient to use during climate swings? AmeriCool highly recommends the year-round efficiency of portable air conditioner with heat pumps. With that said, today we’ll discuss why heat pump systems are particularly efficient during transitional weather seasons.

Energy Efficient

A portable AC with heat pump system has both an indoor and outdoor component. When the unit is set to heating mode, the outdoor unit pulls thermal energy from surrounding air. The energy is then moved to the refrigerant line, which stretches from the outdoor to indoor unit. The indoor unit then utilizes this thermal energy to heat up the air and circulate it throughout the space. The heat pump requires less energy when compared to other heating systems because it moves thermal energy most efficiently.

Versatile

This special portable air conditioner produces heat and cool air by using a component called reversing valve. The valve inverts the course of refrigerant within the indoor and outdoor unit, depending on which function you set it. Since this equipment is dual purpose, your system’s footprint is minimized.

Savings

Because of these advantages, users enjoy significant savings on their energy bill. The long-term savings will pay big dividends over the lifespan of the system. To understand the true value of heat pump systems versus other alternatives, contact AmeriCool LLC to learn more.

For more information, call us today at 888-726-6158