Renting a spot cooler is a great option for providing cool air to a facility when a facility’s air conditioning unit is down for repair or in an emergency situation. If you are considering renting a spot cooler, here are 5 commonly asked questions and answers about spot coolers.


  1. How large of an area can a spot cooler cool? A single spot cooler can cool an area of approximately 500 to 600 square feet.
  2. Does a spot cooler have to be constantly monitored? No, once your spot cooler is set up and ready to go, it does not have to be constantly monitored. Once you have programmed the spot cooler to cool to the desired temperature, the spot cooler can be left alone for up to 24 hours.
  3. How does a spot cooler work? Spot coolers provide cool air to a location through adjustable air vents built into the spot cooler and then release hot air outside using exhaust ducting. Spot coolers are powered using a standard plug and wall outlet. Once a spot cooler is set up, all you have to do is plug it in and program the thermostat to the desired temperature. Spot coolers also have a condensation tank that will have to be emptied when full.
  4. Will I need more than 1 spot cooler for my location? How many spot coolers you need to cool your facility will depend on the square footage of your facility as well as what areas of your facility you want to cool. If you want to cool your entire facility, it will depend on the total square footage of your facility. If you want to cool the entirety of a large location, you may want to look into a horizontal dx unit instead of a spot cooler. On the other hand, if you only want to cool certain areas of your facility such as offices where employees work, you will only need enough spot coolers to cool that area.
  5. What locations are suitable for spot coolers? Spot coolers can be used at absolutely any indoor location. Some common examples are offices, schools, medical facilities, banks, and retail stores.

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