Temperature control is not identical to “Climate control” in a warehouse setting. Temperature control involves keeping the temperature inside the facility within a consistent range. Climate control refers to keeping the temperature and humidity levels inside the facility within a specified range. Certain products, when exposed to temperature and/or humidity levels outside of prescribed ranges may spoil, lose shelf life, or sustain other damage.
At Minnesota Freezer Warehouse Company (MFWC), we have your climate-controlled warehouse needs covered to help ensure your products’ retain the freshness, integrity, and shelf life they were intended to have.
Products Requiring Climate-controlled Warehousing
It may be difficult at times to determine if your products require a temperature or climate controlled environment during storage. Some products, when stored, require a temperate below or above room temperature or certain humidity levels to remain viable and undamaged. Prior to choosing a storage facility or system, it is important to know what your products require in terms of safe storage conditions.
Some common items that require either temperature-controlled or climate-controlled warehousing include, but are not limited to:
- Medical devices and electronics
- Makeup products
- Important documents
- Sports equipment
- And More
Services worth considering when choosing climate-controlled storage for your business include:
FIFO (First in, First out)
This is an inventory method that ensures inventory that has been in storage for the longest period of time is shipped out prior to the same type of inventory that has been received and stored more recently. Ensuring inventory is not stored beyond acceptable time limits can prevent products from being subjected to repeated temperature and humidity changes, shipped out past expiration dates, or otherwise damaged.
Preserving Internal Warehouse Temperature and Humidity
The premier purpose of a climate controlled facility is to store products in an environment that controls the temperature and humidity to which items are subjected while in storage. The facility may be heated or cooled based on the outdoor temperature. Humidity is likewise controlled to stay within a prescribed range that prevents product damage.
If your items need protection from high humidity levels and moisture, be sure to place them in a climate-controlled environment, and not simply a temperature-controlled environment.