Information Center — Portable

What Fan is Best for Cooling?

Air Circulation Area Cooling General Industrial Outdoor Events Portable The Workplace

What Fan is Best for Cooling?   If you take a close look at the fan-based options for cooling, you'll see that there are several designs. Some use the basic form of simply spinning blades in a circle, while others add water to the equation. Even those that have the basic design are available in a few different formats. Which one is best for cooling? The answer depends on the situation, as well as whether or not the area to be cooled has to remain dry. Here are a few of the top scenarios and which fans are best for them:...

Read more →


What are Cooling Fans?

Air Circulation Area Cooling General Industrial Outdoor Events Portable Proper Ventilation The Workplace Workplace Safety

What are Cooling Fans?  Almost everyone thinks of running a fan as a method for cooling down. However, not all fans can always do this job. In fact, basic fans are only able to bring about a feeling of coolness up to a certain temperature level, and they don't actually cool a room. To be able to truly cool an area, rather than just cool down the outside of people's bodies, it generally takes using an upgraded type of fan-based cooling. Large Fans for Cooling People These are basic fans, but they are industrially-sized and meant to move the air...

Read more →


Do Fans Actually Cool a Room?

Air Circulation General Industrial Outdoor Events Portable Proper Ventilation The Workplace Warehouse Air Circulation Workplace Safety

Do Fans Actually Cool a Room?   A surprising number of debates rage about the question of whether or not fans make the air cooler. The fans in question are almost always air circulator fans – the type that spin a set of blades in a circle. These fans hide the blades within a cage-like housing to help keep people from putting their hands in the way. However, the same principles apply to drum fans, which enclose the blades in a grating-covered, drum-shaped housing. The simple answer is that these types of fans do not cool a room. Instead, they make...

Read more →


Which Fan is Best for Cooling?

Air Circulation Area Cooling General Industrial Outdoor Events Portable Proper Ventilation The Home The Workplace

Which Fan is Best for Cooling?   Everyone thinks of big air circulator fans when they want to get cool without air conditioning, but are these really the best ones to use? In some circumstances, the answer is yes – but there are a few exceptions to the rule. By knowing when it's better to use a different type of fan, you can ensure adequate cooling in many situations. When the Air is Cooler than the People As long as the air is cooler than the people who need relief, air circulator fans and drum fans are great choices. These work...

Read more →


Misting Fans Versus Evaporative Coolers

Area Cooling General Outdoor Events Portable

If you are looking to cool a large outdoor space this summer, you may be considering either a misting fan or an evaporative cooler fan. Both types of fans are designed to quickly cool a space as long as the correct fan sizing is used. However, while the fans are both similar, they are also very different in how they go about cooling. Here is a bit more information about these two types of fans. Misting Fans A misting fan is designed to spray cool water and air around. This feels good when it hits your skin on a hot...

Read more →