- Read more »Do you work outside all summer? It can be rough. But professions such as hardscaping and masonry have a positive side; they keep you in excellent shape, make it easy to get some color and, of course, are perfect for anyone who enjoys physical work. Whether you're a hardscaper or mason, you should be proud of your job. Why? Because you're a part of a unique group of today's workforce—one that appreciates the advantages of working hard with your hands. And what some people forget is that you can actually make an excellent living doing this type of work. Even so, there is one big downfall: the brutal summer sun. It can steal your energy, reduce efficiency and make it difficult to focus, increasing the likelihood of mistakes at the job site. But isn't this something every person working outside has always had to deal with? Yes—but not anymore! Now, more and
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Summer is the time for sports. Whether it's junior soccer for the kids, the company softball league dad decided to join this year, or peewee football for the little ones, everyone wants to get out and play a game or two once the temperature warms up. Even if you remember to stay hydrated and put on the proper amount of sunscreen, though, there is a risk that you won't be able to beat the heat after it reaches a certain temperature. However, if you're looking for a way to keep cool while still getting into the spirit of the season, then it might be time to think about setting up misting fans on your home field. If you're thinking of those fans you often see on restaurant patios that keep things cool for the outdoor patrons, those are exactly the same fans we're talking about. They can do a lot more than let you enjoy your sandwich in comfort when the temperature soars.
How Will Misting Fans Help Athletes Beat The Heat?When you're out on
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You can't see it through the snow, ice and freezing rain, but spring is coming, and with it comes fine weather, flowers, new tree growth, outdoor work and sports activities - and the need for misting fans. Here are seven reasons why spring's arrival signals it's time for adding some cooling comfort to your environment:
Spring brings allergy seasonal allergiesAllergies are the sixth leading cause of chronic illness in the U.S., with about 50 million people suffering some symptoms annually and about 200,000 trips to the emergency room made every year due to the severe reactions. A misting fan helps remove dust and allergens from skin, hair and clothing, reducing the chance of inhaling them and causing an allergic reaction.
Gardening and landscaping workWhether you're growing your own produce or re-sodding a baseball field, the water and breeze from a fan keeps you cool in warm or hot conditions, and for the home gardener, there's the
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For many people, houseplants are almost pets. You worry about them when you go on vacation, ask your friends to look in on them, and sometimes spend hours on the internet looking up a possible wilting condition. Of course, in most cases, all your houseplant needs is a reasonable amount of light, soil nutrition, water, and ambient humidity. Unfortunately, even if you stick to a strict watering and sunlight schedule, the inside of a winter home when the heater kicks on is often much drier than is healthy for the leaves of a houseplant. Most plants require not only water through their roots but also a reasonable amount of humidity in the air. Otherwise, they will lose moisture through their leaves which can cause brown spots and wilting. This is why many gardeners swear by misting, the act of spraying a light mist of water on your home, office, and green houseplants in order to keep their leaves moist and the air around them a little more humid. Of course, here at Cool Off,
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Going on a loner, couple's, or family vacation in your RV can be one of the freest experiences imaginable. Because you have everything you need inside, there's no need to worry about hotels, schedules, or even arrival times. You can always pull over and take a very comfortable nap, keep yourself clean, avoid questionable gas station bathrooms, and cook from real groceries instead of relying on unhealthy travel food. Whether you're going on an extended camping trip, want to work remotely in the woods for a while, or will be using the RV to visit family without needing a guest bedroom, RV life is a luxury. But it can get hot. Anyone who's gone RV camping before already understands the unique challenges involved in keeping your RV at the perfect comfortable temperatures. Even if your RV is well-insulated against the weather outside, they tend to build up heat inside the cabin. Cooking is a particularly serious challenge, as heat from the stove and oven can become intense in the small cabin
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We've all seen misting fans before. These simple devices use tiny nozzles, high-pressure water, and basic science to create localized areas of cool air, which can help you beat the heat during even the more unreasonable temperatures. But while we see them on the patios at high-end restaurants, or on the sidelines during professional sports games, that doesn't mean these fans are only for the rich and famous. In fact, there are all sorts of uses you could put them to this summer.
#1: Making Your Porch BearableIf you've got a porch or a patio, then the natural urge is to use it to enjoy some of that fresh air you're entitled to. But when the mercury rises, even sitting and reading a book can become a stifling, impossible activity. The idea of doing anything active, much less hosting a get-together with friends and neighbors, is ridiculous if you
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The hobbies and skills we choose to work on at home are often incredibly revealing about a person. Many people transform their kitchens into a semi-professional workspace for recreational cooking, others establish an office stacked to the ceiling with screens and computer parts but the one hobby that is perhaps the most popular and can be found in almost every garage in America is amateur mechanics and engineering. Whether you've been building working on the car or teaching yourself to carve wooden furniture, millions of people spend a few hours in their garage workshop almost every evening and sometimes work on projects through solid weekends. Of course, while it makes perfect sense to keep the power tools, gas lawn mower, and automotive gear out in the garage, it does mean that your workshop is less likely to be temperature controlled compared to the rest of the house.
Workshops Always Get HotWhen your workshop is in the garage or even a separate detached
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The haunted house crowd is a notoriously creative group of Halloween set and performance artists. The sheer number of haunted houses that pop up all over the country every year should stand as a testament to our dedication to all things spooky, thrilling, and delightfully pretend. Millions of people come together in costume to spook or get spooked every year in these barns, homes, and transformed community centers turned professional haunted house. Every year the haunted house teams come together to make an even scarier and better-designed tour than last year, incorporating new techniques on old set pieces, new horrifying acts with the same actors behind the masks.
Make it Chilling This YearOne thing that's somewhat incongruous with the holiday is that many haunted houses heat up significantly with all the equipment, focused lights, and people getting scared under one roof. Scary experiences should be cold, chilling in fact. You want your customers shivering in
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Summer is the perfect time to head out to the pool. Swimming is a great way to cool off from the hot sunshine and the sun-warmed water is never too cold to dive right in. Of course, not everyone at the pool is splashing around in the water. Lifeguards, often teenagers and young college students out of school for the season, are posted on those high wooden stands keeping everyone safe from drowning, but who is keeping them safe from the sun? Even when the stands have awnings, and they don't always, lifeguards are actually at the highest risk of anyone at the pool for dangerous overheating. If you are a pool owner or manager, one of the best things you can do for employees and customers alike is keeping your lifeguards cool.
The Risks of OverheatingLifeguard stands are some of the hottest places to be during the summer, and pools across the country have developed their own systems for
- A restaurant or home’s most impressive feature can often be the outdoor areas, although the oppressive heat of the summer can significantly hamper the ability to enjoy the fresh air. Fortunately, a wealth of available options not only can allow your business or residential property to survive the summer heat but actually help it to thrive when the temperatures hit their peak. Here’s a look at the top four reasons to transform your outdoor space and find refuge from the sun with Cool-Off.Read more »
Avoid that sun burn with umbrellas and shade sails:Just about everyone loves to be outside in the summer but nobody wants to pay the price with a brutal sunburn at the end of it. Although there are plenty of helpful options when it comes