One of the challenges for dude ranches is keeping their guests comfortable while they experience the great outdoors. Many rely on air conditioners and shade to cool down their guests, but there’s another option that often gets overlooked: evaporative coolers.
Portable evaporative coolers keep guests cool both inside and outside. They can be used to cool guest rooms, dining rooms, patios, porches, pools, barns, lookouts, dance floors, shooting ranges, swimming pools, and cattle corals, and they’re perfectly suited to the American west. Continue reading →
Have you ever looked at the ice they serve you in a restaurant compared to the ice you make at home? You might have noticed that it’s crystal clear, while the ice at home is white and cloudy. Why is that? Why should you care?
Restaurant ice is clear because restaurants and bar owners use specialized ice making equipment that freezes ice from the inside out, rather than the outside in, like you do at home. The difference seems small, but it has significant benefits. Clear ice lasts longer, looks better, and does a better job chilling your drink than cloudy ice. But you don’t have to go to a restaurant to get clear ice.
Luma makes clear ice at home using the Luma Comfort IM200SS Portable Ice Maker. It produces large amounts of clear ice very quickly in your kitchen, on your patio, or wherever you gather to enjoy a cool drink on a warm day. Here’s how.
Last month, we were contacted by an angry customer. The evaporative cooler she’d bought for her office wasn’t doing anything. Her office was 77°F when she switched it on and it was still 77°F two hours later. The only difference was the humidity. It had risen from 29 to 50 percent.
The problem wasn’t her cooler, however, it was her office. All the doors and windows were sealed, and evaporative coolers can’t operate without good home ventilation. Once she opened a window and let in some fresh air, the cooling mechanism finally started to operate temperature began to drop. Continue reading →
Our friend Teri at Mommy, Wife, & Life is talking about how hard it is to stay cooling during Ohio summers. Weather in Ohio swings between two extremes. In winter it’s extremely cold and in summer it’s extremely hot. It’s murder on her electricity bills, but she’s found a new tool to help her out and keep her bills under control: the Luma Comfort Evaporative Cooler EC110S. It’s an easy way to get her house nice and cold, just they way she likes it, and she even loves the added humidity cuts down on pollen and other allergens, so she’s clear headed and refreshed during even the worst of the summer heat. Continue reading →
We were very excited to see the Luma Comfort HC12W named as one of this season’s “Mommy Must-Haves” by the Fox 5 team in San Diego. The HC12W is a great tool for alleviating dry skin, chapped lips, and allergens. It can produce 2.5 gallons of mist every day, but SoCal savvy mom Nicole Hughes was most impressed by its sleek and unobtrusive design. Tall and elegant, the HC12W fits seamless into and room and helps protect children from the dust and pollen. It’s a great way to stay comfortable in doors and strong enough to humidify any room in your house.
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