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A warehouse is rarely a place where comfort is the first priority. However, keeping your warehouse at a safe, stable temperature will help improve its efficiency and the safety of its assets. Sometimes, this requires the help of portable heating or cooling units. To ensure your warehouse temperatures are always at an optimal level, consider temporary heating and cooling.


When you invest in temporary warehouse heating or cooling, you are investing in the safety of your workers and protection of warehouse assets. A warehouse facility can quickly become too hot or too cold when the built-in HVAC system fails or the outside temperature is unusually hot or cold. This can result in uncomfortable and potentially dangerous working conditions for your employees. Portable comfort options ensure this does not happen.

If the warehouse is storing items that need to remain at a certain temperature, portable heating and cooling helps ensure the safety of these items aren’t compromised. Items prone to melting or breakdown at high temperatures must have a stable environment, even while being stored, as do items that will be damaged in freezing temperatures.

Humidity can also be a concern for warehouses, where structural damage and warping of materials is a risk. Portable climate control systems control not only temperature, but also humidity, helping you limit this risk and cost effectively protect your assets.


On most days, your existing heating and cooling system will sufficiently protect the temperature of your facility, but sometimes unexpected events, like a power outage, will occur. Even with a generator in place, you may not have sufficient power to run your HVAC system. Temporary warehouse heating and cooling will prevent problems during power outages.

Temporary cooling can also assist when unexpected weather occurs. Unusually hot or cold weather can make it difficult for your warehouse heating and cooling system to keep up, but a temporary heating or cooling system can overcome these shortcomings, and provide the necessary temperature control until the weather settles.

Some warehouse managers find their buildings have hot or cold spots that are not reached well by the heating and cooling system. A production line, for instance, may be hotter than the rest of the facility, while an area with a draft stays cooler than the rest of the building. These spots can be heated or cooled with a short-term heating unit to avoid the need to regulate temperatures for the entire facility, while maintaining comfort for workers and proper temperature for assets.

As with any facility, temporary heating and cooling can benefit warehouses in events where the heating or cooling system is momentarily offline, such as during construction or if the system has failed. Having access to temporary industrial AC or heating options ensures that the work environment is not damaged while the HVAC system is repaired.


If your warehouse is in need of interim heating and cooling solutions, Rankin can help. To learn more about Rankin’s products, contact one of our customer service professionals, today.

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