Whether you’re looking to move or store products, the temperature in your warehouse can greatly affect your products. From extreme cold to melting in extreme temperatures, many issues can occur if you’re using a normal warehouse. Luckily, climate-controlled warehousing keeps your products safe and comes with a variety of benefits.
Here’s how climate-controlled warehousing can help your business:
- Air Quality Control
- Protection From Extreme Temperatures
- Higher Customer Satisfaction
Air Quality Control
Air quality refers to how clean or polluted the air is. In the U.S, the Air Quality Index is ranked from 0 to 500 with the greater the number, the greater the health concern. A value of 0 to 50 represents good air quality while a value over 300 is deemed as hazardous. As established by the Clean Air Act, the five major pollutants are ground-level ozone, particle pollution, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, and nitrogen dioxide.
With climate-controlled warehousing, you don’t have to worry about the outside air quality affecting your products. It also reduces the number of pollutants that are created inside of your warehouse as machinery from forklifts and trucks can cause a high presence of emissions. Some factors that lead to poor air quality include exhaust fumes, chemical emissions, and dampness and moisture. There can also be a high level of carbon monoxide if diesel forklifts are driven inside your warehouse.
Additionally, the air quality can greatly harm your employees if they’re exposed to pollutants for long periods of time. That can lead to lower productivity rates and higher healthcare costs.
Protection From Extreme Temperatures
With a typical warehouse, the inside temperature is up to the location that it’s in which can cause it to go from one extreme to another throughout the year. If you have goods with metal parts, this can cause various components to expand or contract in response to the hot and cold temperatures. Too much humidity can lead to condensation and allow mildew to grow. However, climate-controlled warehouses are kept at a consistent temperature that is above freezing and below 80 or 90 degrees. This allows your products to stay exactly as they are.
Higher Customer Satisfaction
As previously mentioned, the temperature inside your warehouse can greatly impact your products, especially if they are there long-term. By the time your product reaches your customers, it can be completely different from what they or you expect. This can lead to a high amount of returns, negative reviews, and a decrease in profits. But with a climate-controlled warehouse, you’ll know that your products won’t spoil or be damaged from temperature changes. This reduces losses overall and guarantees fresh products.
M&W Logistics Is Your Solution
With over 40 years of experience, M&W Logistics is here to help you with any of your warehousing needs. We offer flexible climate-controlled warehousing solutions for multiple companies on a short-term, long-term and seasonal basis. Our multi-client public warehouses provide space based on your company’s business needs.
Ready to learn more? Contact our expert team today.