Energy-efficient Warehouse Cooling Solutions

Keeping your warehouse cool all year round is far from simple. With high ceilings, lack of insulation and heat-generating machinery, you may find your warehouse facing soaring temperatures in the summer months.

This can pose risks to the quality of your stock and to the safety of your workers, too. To avoid these problems, you need a cost-effective, energy-efficient warehouse cooling solution from OKEL. Get in touch today to find out how we can help.

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Is your warehouse cooling system fit for purpose?

A warehouse cooling system needs to tackle a range of challenges. Your warehouse can easily end up overheating in hotter weather because of various factors, including:

Warehouses are often sizable spaces, making it difficult to distribute cool air effectively. Coupled with a lack of insulation, this can lead to significant issues in the warmer summer months.

Many warehouses lack natural ventilation to help air circulate, making it harder to maintain a comfortable temperature.

Forklifts, conveyor belts, lighting systems and other machinery all contribute to heat buildup within your warehouse.

Your staff will often have to perform physically strenuous tasks and sometimes while wearing heavy protective gear, exacerbating the risk of heat-related problems.

If your warehouse heating system isn’t effectively designed or properly installed, these challenges can make for an uncomfortable, unproductive, and even harmful environment. That’s why you need a bespoke warehouse cooling solution.

The benefits of a bespoke warehouse cooling solution

With OKEL, you’ll enjoy a custom-designed warehouse cooling solution that takes advantage of industry-leading technology and our decades of experience. By investing in a tailored cooling system for your space, you’ll benefit from:

  • Lower energy costs. By investing in a cooling system that’s expertly designed to fit your space and uses cutting-edge technology, you’ll use less energy to keep your space cool – and that means lower utility bills.
  • Improved productivity. Your staff will face fewer issues with overheating and dehydration, helping them work more efficiently and ensuring they’ll face fewer health risks.
  • Stock preservation. Temperature-sensitive products will be protected from spoilage and damage, ensuring your inventory remains in top condition and fit for purpose.
  • Reduced environmental impact. By choosing energy-efficient cooling solutions, you’ll minimise your carbon footprint and contribute to a more sustainable future.

A bespoke warehouse cooling system is a significant investment in the future of your business. By reducing your energy costs, boosting your productivity, and protecting your stock, you can secure a range of long-lasting benefits – all while doing your bit for the planet and supporting environmental business targets.

OKEL's Evaporative Cooling Solution For Medstrom

Evaporative cooling solutions for your warehouse

Evaporative cooling is the perfect choice for large, open spaces that require continuous cooling. It is one of the most energy-efficient and cost-effective options available and up to 90% more cost-effective to run than traditional refrigerant solutions, meaning you can cut down on your utility costs while always keeping your warehouse staff at a safe and comfortable temperature.

Evaporative cooling works by drawing air from outside the building and passing it over pads soaked with water. This doesn’t just cool down your warehouse, but it also provides a continuous source of fresh air. Your staff won’t just enjoy a comfortable temperature – they’ll also benefit from improved air quality and a lower risk of airborne illnesses.

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Bespoke warehouse air conditioning systems

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If you need to maintain a consistent temperature all year round, an industrial air conditioning system is an excellent choice. Air conditioning systems offer precision temperature control, making them a great option if you have sensitive stock to protect or if your machinery is prone to overheating. Air conditioning is also perfect for maintaining the temperature in smaller office space / breakout areas within your warehouse facility.

Our fully tailored approach to warehouse air conditioning means highly efficient cooling units will be positioned optimally throughout your space. You’ll benefit from consistent temperatures all year round while reducing your overall energy costs at the same time.

FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers about Warehouse Heating

Warehouse cooling is not a luxury – it’s a necessity for both legal compliance and operational success. The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 require that employers provide a “reasonable” temperature in the workplace.

While no specific upper temperature limit is defined, you must ensure your workers are comfortable. Failure to maintain a comfortable environment can lead to legal issues and potential fines for your business.

Beyond compliance, a cool warehouse is crucial for productivity. Studies show that workers in overly hot environments experience fatigue, decreased concentration, and increased errors. This can lead to costly mistakes, accidents, and ultimately, reduced output.

Warehouse cooling also protects your inventory. Many goods, especially perishable items and temperature-sensitive materials, require specific temperature ranges to keep them in good condition. A failure to maintain these conditions can result in spoilage, damage, and financial losses.

In addition, a well-designed cooling system can significantly reduce your energy bills. Modern cooling technology is far more efficient than older systems, saving you money while minimising your environmental impact.

How much a new warehouse cooling system will cost depends on a wide range of factors. This includes the specific cooling solution you choose and the size and layout of your space, as well as any additional needs you might have.

However, it’s important to remember that a new warehouse cooling system is a significant investment with the potential to offer a wide range of benefits to your business. If your cooling system is designed effectively and installed by experts, you’ll see lower energy costs, improved productivity and better-quality control for your stock. This means that the upfront costs of your new system can, over time, translate into long-term savings.

Installing a new warehouse cooling system is a complex and demanding process. The requirements are quite different from domestic or smaller commercial cooling systems, and that means you’ll need specialist support to ensure it is designed and installed correctly.

Working with expert commercial cooling engineers who are fully qualified and have direct experience with warehouse cooling systems will ensure that your new cooling solution is installed safely and delivers the results you’re hoping for.

Here at OKEL, our experts have extensive experience in installing heating and cooling systems for poorly insulated buildings, new builds, and open-plan areas of over 100,000 sq ft. We’re fully accredited and committed to delivering a top-quality service every single time.

There’s no simple answer to how long a new warehouse cooling system will take to install. It will depend on several factors, including the size of your space, the number of cooling units needed, and whether you have more complex requirements when it comes to temperature control.

At OKEL, we understand that you need a clear timeframe to work with when it comes to installing a warehouse cooling system to minimise disruption to your operations. That’s why we offer free site surveys. One of our highly experienced engineers will visit your site and provide a tailored review of your cooling needs. This will allow them to provide a clearer sense of how long the installation will take. Get in touch today to arrange your consultation.

A new warehouse cooling system can have a transformative impact on your business, offering everything from reduced energy costs and increased productivity to improved eco-friendliness. But if you want to secure these benefits, you’ll need to work with cooling specialists who can deliver a fully tailored solution using the latest technology.

By choosing OKEL for your warehouse cooling needs, you’ll benefit from:

  • A custom-designed warehouse cooling solution. We deliver bespoke systems for every single customer, designed from the ground up to fit your space.
  • Cutting-edge technology. We use the most advanced cooling solutions from leading manufacturers to ensure you’re getting the most efficient and effective warehouse cooling system.
  • Safe and reliable installation. Our team are committed to delivering a smooth, safe and compliant installation process with minimal disruption to your business.
  • An eco-friendly approach. We support businesses to achieve their environmental goals by prioritising sustainable, energy-efficient solutions.
  • A fully personalised service. We provide a fully tailored and individual service for every single customer, with a dedicated project manager to keep you informed from beginning to end.
    Whatever your warehouse cooling needs, OKEL can deliver an effective and efficient solution that will secure a range of long-term benefits for your business. Our highly experienced team will ensure you get a warehouse cooling system that’s the perfect fit for your business.

Maintaining a consistent temperature in your warehouse is not just about employee comfort it’s crucial for safeguarding your inventory. An effective warehouse cooling system prevents a host of issues that can damage or destroy your inventory. Temperature extremes, whether too hot or too cold, can accelerate spoilage, particularly for perishable items like food and pharmaceuticals. Additionally, certain materials can warp, crack, or become brittle when exposed to excessive heat or fluctuations in temperature.

Moisture control is another key aspect of warehouse cooling. High humidity levels create an environment where mould, mildew, and bacteria thrive, leading to product contamination and degradation. Conversely, overly dry conditions can cause materials to shrink, warp, or become brittle. Effective cooling systems help regulate humidity, creating a stable environment that preserves the integrity of your inventory.
By investing in a reliable warehouse cooling system, you’re not just protecting your inventory—you’re also protecting your bottom line.

Temperature and humidity damage can lead to significant financial losses due to product spoilage, returns, and replacements. A well-maintained cooling system is a proactive measure that ensures your inventory remains in optimal condition, minimising risk and maximising profitability.

There are various signs that your existing warehouse cooling system is no longer fit for purpose. This includes:

  • Inconsistent temperatures. Is your system struggling to maintain a consistent temperature, particularly in hotter weather?
  • Frequent machinery breakdowns. Are you experiencing frequent breakdowns, requiring costly repairs or causing disruptions to your operations?
  • Rising energy bills. Have you noticed a significant increase in your energy bills, even without changes in your warehouse usage?
  • Employee complaints. Are your employees complaining about discomfort or health issues related to poor air quality or temperature extremes?
  • Inventory damage. Have you noticed signs of damage to your inventory, such as spoilage, warping, or corrosion, due to temperature or humidity fluctuations?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, it’s a sign that your current warehouse cooling system is struggling to deliver the results you need.

If you need further advice or would like someone to conduct a more detailed examination of your existing warehouse cooling system, contact us today.