If you’ve ever spent some time in Arizona during the summer, you know that temperatures can get HOT! For much of the year, the weather is incredibly beautiful and comfortable which is why many restaurants utilize outdoor patios to expand their business and provide a great experience to guests. But, during the summer, most guests will not want to sit outside on a restaurant patio, no matter how great the atmosphere is or how exceptional the customer service is. This can lead to a significant downtick in profits for restaurants and tips for workers during the summer. Fortunately, there is an affordable and highly-effective option for restaurants that makes using their patios all year long easy and enjoyable – portable evaporative coolers.
When guests are comfortable and enjoying their experience at your restaurant, they will want to stay longer and that typically means spending more money. It also means they are more likely to be a return customer or tell their friends about the positive experience they had at your restaurant. Portable evaporation coolers are a very effective cooling option for restaurant patios. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, portable evaporative coolers can lower ambient air temperatures by 15°F to 40°F.
Evaporative coolers are an energy-efficient cooling option for restaurant patios in Arizona. They work best in climates with low humidity and because Arizona has such a dry heat in the summer, they are ideally suited for use in the hot desert. They work by drawing in hot, dry air and then, through the process of evaporation, cool the air and propel it to the surrounding area for a more cool and comfortable experience. This process actually consumes less energy than traditional air conditioning so it is an excellent temporary solution to warm summer days (and nights!) in Arizona. Portable evaporative coolers are easy to move so they can be stored when not in use or moved to an ideal location when needed. Restaurants in Arizona looking to maximize their business throughout the year and optimize customer experience should consider investing in a portable evaporative cooler.