Why Climate Control in Warehouses is Necessary – Part 2


How climate control can be implemented into a warehouse

Many companies exist that offer temperature and humidity control services for warehouses, such as Jet Environmental. They offer a wide range of services relating to heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), and can install their climate regulation systems into any existing warehouse. These solutions often offer varying levels of automation, and so will suit any warehouse working environment, ranging from the traditional to more modern, automated establishments. Automated climate control offers many rewards, such as accurate temperature monitoring and adjustment. This reduces the chances for human error, ensuring stock is stored as safely as possible.

Special climate control solutions are essential for warehouses, due to their size and nature. This means normal, consumer grade refrigeration, cooling and airflow solutions will be no good. So, do not be tempted to try and implement a DIY solution – it is not worth the risk to your stock, especially if it has precise storage requirements.


Other things to consider before implementing a climate control system

Climate control systems require power, and power costs money. Therefore, you should factor in any potential running costs into your business plan, in order to avoid any nasty shocks. In addition to this, if you employ any warehouse operators, then the temperature has to be acceptable to expect someone to work in. It may be that you have to supply additional clothing to them to combat the changes, especially if the implementation of the system will result in a dramatic reduction in temperature. Finally, the local weather conditions of the area in which the warehouse is situated should also be given some consideration. If it is based in hot, humid area, then climate control is probably essential, but if the weather outside means the conditions within the warehouse is already favourable for the type of items you wish to store, then climate control may not be necessary. It is best to collect data on things such as average temperature and humidity, inside and outside of the warehouse, and then crunch the numbers to see what system, if any, is most suited to your needs.

As you can see, the issue of warehouse climate is a complex one. However, many systems exist to make this task easier. As always, the condition and storage of stock is paramount – that is the prime reason why climate control solutions exist. Damaged or inferior stock leads to unsatisfied customers, which can impact profits. So while climate control solutions may appear expensive now, if you store sensitive of perishable stock, implementing one of the aforementioned solutions may save you money in the long run.

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