Many businesses seem to overlook just how important the temperature is within warehouses (or the office). Most likely, your warehouse will contain all your stock, which is essentially the main frame of your business – without the product you don’t have a business. Dependant on what you are storing in the warehouse, having a specific temperature, and maintaining it, is vital.
When it comes to matters of temperature in your warehouse, your warm air heating and industrial air conditioning are two of the main ways to keep your area in perfect condition. This article will give some handy tips on how you can maintain and monitor the perfect warehouse temperatures.
Humidity Vs Temperature
Humidity levels in warehouses should be from 40-50% RH (Relative humidity). When there are elevated humidity levels, the environment can spur on mould growth on stored items, corrosion, rust, and condensation. It can also lead to additional insurance costs.
RH is directly related to the temperature of the air, therefore if the heat increases, the relative humidity will decrease and vice versa.
Humidity and temperature should be monitored together to gain a full spectrum and not just maintain an ideal temperature but maintain the moisture in the air.
Size and Layout
Many challenges associated with warehouse heating and cooling is the size of the warehouse. It may be a good idea to get an expert in to review the design and layout of the building. However, it goes further than that.
You need to analyse where your staff will be standing, what type of stock will be stored where etc. This will make a big difference to where you need to maintain temperatures more specifically. An expert will be able to suggest the best placement and equipment to increase efficiency and save money.
Divide and Conquer
It is often said that cooling air is more expensive than heating it. While warehouses will need cooling, it is even more important to remember that different products require different temperatures.
This can create challenges within logistics. For warehouses that may require multiple temperature zones or the products change over seasons, make sure you invest in and be clear and concise in product position planning.
Monitor and Maintenance
You may have the appropriate warehouse heating within your business – but it isn’t quite enough to have it installed and leave it. You must make sure you keep an eye on your temperatures and make sure you have a commercial and industrial heating engineer take a look at it on a regular basis. Yes, you can automate your temperature for controlling costs, but make sure you keep an eye on it to ensure your temperatures are staying as they need to be.
Control Heat Loss
Once you have your ideal warehouse temperature, you don’t want to be losing any of the air that is circulating. Consider main doors which are constantly opening and shutting – is your main stock in this area? Are there any vents near stock which needs to stay at a higher temperature?
Want to find out which heating system is best for your warehouse? Why not have a read of a previous article of ours here.
Here at Heritage Heating and Cooling, we are industry leaders in warehouse heating and industrial temperature solutions.
If you would like further information, simply get in touch with our team. We would more than happy to expand any of the points mentioned above and find you the ideal warehouse heating solution.