Hurricane Irma and Portable Air Conditioning – Some Facts on Its Use

Hurricane Irma and Portable Air Conditioning - Some Facts on Its Use

Hurricane Irma And How Portable Air Conditioners Can Save Your Business

​Hurricane Irma is now classified as a Category 5 hurricane. Its winds have been tracked at 180 mph, well over the 157-mph threshold for a Category 5 hurricane. According to the National Weather Service, Irma is an extremely dangerous storm and will remain a powerful Category 4 or 5 hurricane during the next couple of days. Irma has hurricane-force winds extending up to 60 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extending 160 miles.

Preparations are already underway in Florida with the governor declaring a state of emergency. Governor Scott has urged families to stock emergency kits and to develop a disaster plan.
In emergencies such as Hurricane Irma, portable air conditioning can be a lifesaver for your business. With a wide choice of cooling equipment, you can cool the areas needed, protecting people, equipment and processes. These units are designed to go where needed; are self-contained and quick to install. They are constructed of heavy duty materials and are designed to be utilized in emergencies.

Portable air conditioners can be attached to your existing ductwork and stay in place until the original system is repaired. There are also units which are free-standing, making them easy to use for a long or short amount of time. Even with power outages the units can be connected to generators and continue to work efficiently.

These units can also be effective at drying out wet environments and speed the drying process. When the dry-air exhaust duct is attached, moisture removal begins immediately, providing much faster extraction than fans or dehumidifiers. This will reduce restoration costs, help prevent water damage, and reduce mold and odors.

Weather emergencies are the most common causes for air conditioner outages. Server rooms need to be kept below 77 degrees F to prevent damage to technical equipment, loss of data, or malfunctioning equipment. Portable air conditioners can save this vital area of your business in emergencies quickly and safely, maintaining productivity and saving important information.

Portable air conditioners will be needed to keep healthcare facilities operating fully in a weather emergency. In case of HVAC failure these units can provide the backup needed to keep patients comfortable and maintain the temperatures needed for the safe operation of the highly technical equipment necessary for the running of a healthcare facility. These units also provide filtration that can reduce dust, bacteria, pollen and other particulates in the air.

Portable Air Solutions is here to serve you with the equipment you may need, including:

  • Portable air conditioner rentals
  • Portable heater rental
  • Air moving fans
  • Full service delivery, installation, and pickup for all of our temporary climate control equipment

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