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What Size Fan Do I Need for My Barn?

If you want to maintain a healthy environment in your livestock barn, you probably think you want a barn fan. This is one of the traditional tools for helping to maintain good air quality for healthy livestock. The truth is that while there are some things that fans can achieve, there are some traditional uses…

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Are Swamp Coolers Better than Fans?

If you are looking to make yourself comfortable in an indoor or outdoor space without air conditioning, you’re likely considering a lot of options. The two most common options in these cases are fans and swamp coolers. In most cases, a swamp cooler, which is a slang term for an evaporative cooler, is a better…

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Best Cooling Solutions for Indoor Concert Venues

A “hot” concert venue should be in-demand. It’s the best ticket in town, and every act wants to book the event venue because concert-goers all want to see shows there. What a “hot” concert venue shouldn’t be is hot and uncomfortable. Unfortunately, that’s how many indoor concert venues can be. When the venue books a…

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Will a Fan Cool My Workshop?

Do you have a workshop that gets uncomfortably hot? If so, you are probably looking for a way to keep it cool so you can spend more time there. Your first thought is likely: a workshop fan will do the job. But will it? There are some situations in which a workshop fan might be…

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How Effective Are Fans for Cooling My Garage?

A garage can be a really hot place to work. Most are not built to stay cool, and some bear an uncomfortable resemblance to a solar oven. Your garage probably doesn’t have air conditioning installed, and if it did, you’d probably realize that the garage is too leaky to be cooled effectively by AC. So…

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How to Keep Cool During Indoor Sports Activities

Everyone knows it’s important to make sure you’re keeping cool during exercise in the summer heat. However, it’s also essential to understand how to stay cool when you’re practicing and competing indoors this winter. But how do you (or your kids) manage to keep your cool when gyms and indoor arenas can get so hot?…

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Why Is It Called a Swamp Cooler?

We’ve all heard the term “swamp cooler.” But what is a swamp cooler? Why is it called that? The truth is that swamp cooler is an outdated term for an evaporative cooler, and nobody is entirely sure where, when, or why the term started. Outdated and Inaccurate Terms Are Common The term swamp cooler is…

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Do Swamp Coolers Actually Cool?

Swamp coolers are potentially a very effective cooling technology. Under the right conditions, they can cool air temperature by up to 30° F. This makes them an efficient alternative to air conditioning. Here’s how swamp coolers create cooling, and what determines how much cooling they can provide. How Swamp Coolers Cool the Air “Swamp cooler”…

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Common Applications for Outdoor Swamp Coolers

Outdoor swamp coolers are a great solution for any situation where you want to combat high heat but can’t trap cooled air. As a result, outdoor swamp coolers have become very popular in many applications. Outdoor Workers One of the biggest uses for outdoor swamp coolers is helping outdoor workers keep cool. This includes construction…

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How Long Do Portable Outdoor Fans Last?

If you are considering getting a portable outdoor fan for your patio, one of your big concerns may be how long the fan will last. Unfortunately, it’s hard to know exactly how long the fan will last. Here are some of the challenges in figuring out how long to expect your fan to last, and…

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