Warehouses store a wide range of materials and products. Proper climate control is essential to the quality and performance of those materials.
Warehouses that are located in areas with significant changes in temperature must work hard to protect their contents.
The transfer of materials in and out of your warehouse makes it difficult to control its internal climate. Different sized warehouses will also require different climate control needs.
In order to reduce energy costs and protect the materials and equipment in your warehouse, the following climate control options will provide the benefits you need.
Keeping Your Airflow Moving
The air inside your warehouse can form into distinct layers based on temperature. Conventional fans will help move this air, but the stratification won’t change.
Thankfully there are high-volume low-speed (HVLS) fans that can be used to destratify and redistribute the air in your warehouse. This creates the air movement and mixture you need to create a more consistent indoor climate.
Stratified layers of air create higher temperatures at the top of your warehouse and cooler ones closer to the bottom. Using HVLS fans moves air downward then horizontally to create the circulation of air in your warehouse.
Define Different Temperature Areas in Your Warehouse
Many warehouses have various temperature needs within the same space. This makes it important to separate and maintain these areas for optimum climate control.
An essential element in achieving this goal is to improve your use of doorways. These are the major points through which air can move and makes it difficult to maintain a consistent indoor climate.
The use of high-speed doors can minimize unwanted temperature changes while allowing you to access all areas of your warehouse. Thermal climate control curtain walls can also be used at doorways and loading areas to improve your ability to control the indoor climate.
These and other solutions are effective options for controlling the climate in warehouses that utilize loading docks, which can lead to potential climate control issues.
Insulate Your Warehouse
The insulation of your warehouse plays a major role in its climate control. The summer heat and winter cold increase the need for proper insulation. If your insulation is worn or damaged, it can make it difficult to control your indoor climate.
Any issues related to your insulation should be addressed before the next change in temperature. Doors and windows are especially susceptible to cracks. When doorframes and windowpanes become damaged, air can easily move outside of your warehouse.
These climate control options for your warehouse ensure that your materials and equipment are protected from changes in temperature.
Using HVLS fans, thermal climate control curtains, and other strategies minimizes your energy costs and creates a more efficient warehouse for your manufacturing and storage needs.