The cost to operate a Portacool,
an amazing portable evaporative cooling system, cooler, outdoor air-conditioner that cools
thousands of sq.ft. at a fraction of the cost of standard air conditioning is less than a
dollar per day. Port-A-Cool portable evaporative cooling, not a swamp cooler, but a spot
cooler that will cool large areas for only pennies per day! Port A Cool uses portable
temporary evap evaporative cooling to spot cool and make areas cooler for thousands of
sq.ft. in a factory, warehouse, football sidelines, sports events, tents and restaurant
kitchens and outdoor seating areas. Outdoor air-conditioning, not a swamp cooler, but
evaporative cooling when cooling fans are not efficient for cooling, spot cooling or
for cooler air instead of fans simply blowing hot air.
Calculating Portacool's 8 Hour Operational Cost
When we say, "Portacool™ portable evaporative coolers cool the temperature
20° or more all day long for only $1.00 or less per day (about 1/10th the
cost of standard air-conditioning)," we really mean it! Based on a
survey of 22 cities and towns across the United States and hundreds of our
customers telling us the hours they most used their Portacool model(s),
the average cost per day is only about $1.00 (based on an average 8-hour
Here's how to obtain the cost
to run your Portacool evaporative cooler all day:
Call your local power
company and get the price of a kilowatt hour (or check your last
electric company bill).
Example: 0.15739=1 kW hour
by Portacool average
use at .76 kW/hr.
0.15739 X 0.76 = 0.1196
Multiply times 8 hour
day (average use)
0.1196 X 8 hrs. = 0.9568
Call your local water
company for water cost.
Example: 2.57 = 1000 gallons
100 gallons = 0.137
X 10% = 0.0257
At 5 gallons per hour,
multiply for 8 hours.
0.0257 X 40% (40 gallons) = 0.0102
0.9568 + 0.0102 = 0.967 or 97¢
average for cities, towns and rural areas in the United States is
approximately $1.00 per day!