Is your business selling products that need protection from the diverse Canadian weather?
CTV reported that in 2021, temperatures were as low as -51.9°C in Canada, with the warmest day reaching upwards of 40°C; so, whether it’s the frigid cold of winter, the scorching heat of summer, most products will not last long under these extreme temperatures.
A lot can happen to your products while sitting in storage, like humidity which could deteriorate or even destroy electronics and many other products. Luckily, temperature-controlled storage provides you with peace of mind year-round, so you can spend more time focusing on the more immediate needs of your business.
Temperature-controlled storage comes in many sizes, so regardless of how big or small your business is, you are sure to find a unit that will safely store your products while also protecting them from the elements.
Throughout this article, we will touch on what temperature-cold storage is, what products need to be stored within these units, and more.
Temperature control storage uses a range of different equipment to ensure the unit maintains a consistent temperature. Within these units, the temperature is controlled within a range of several celsius. For example, if the weather outside is 30°C, the unit will be kept at around 25°C. The same is done during winter, but a heater will be used to raise the temperature rather than using an air conditioner to lower it.
For products in storage for a prolonged period or products that need protection from the everchanging Canadian weather, temperature-controlled storage solutions are ideal.
While just about any product will benefit from temperature-controlled storage, some genuinely need it. Here are some examples:
Though we have provided a list of products that need temperature-controlled storage, you may still wonder if your product requires this form of storage. One of the most important things to consider is how your product reacts to moisture. With things like electronics, water will cause rust and can even cause cracks, making them useless before long. For products containing wood, moisture will begin to cause warping, cracking and rotting and may cause mould to form over time.
If you are trying to find out if temperature-controlled storage is suitable for your product, here are some questions you should ask yourself before deciding:
If you answered yes to any of the last questions, then your product will benefit from temperature-controlled storage for your product.
Sometimes, businesses need temperature-controlled storage for reasons other than ensuring that the products inside maintain a consistent temperature. Here are some of the others reasons your business may consider using temperature-controlled storage.
Suppose you plan on storing your products for an extended period, like several months or more. In that case, there is a good chance that the weather will change drastically from when you had placed your products within the unit initially, especially in Canada. Though the weather was warm and dry when you put your product in storage, it will soon become cold, and moisture will begin to collect, so it is essential to consider this, and an excellent way to do so is with temperature-controlled storage.
If you plan to store your product in an area that experiences a lot of high heat or humidity, housing your products within a temperature-controlled storage unit can help mitigate any chance of future damage. Whatever weather occurs outside of your unit will also affect the area within it, so it is best to take the steps necessary to provide ample protection to your products.
If you are selling expensive products, it is always best to be safe rather than sorry as the loss of higher ticketed items could be damming to your business. Temperature-controlled storage ensures your products will be protected against high or low temperatures.
Temperature-controlled storage is a great way to ensure that your product is protected year-round from the unpredictable Canadian weather. Air conditioning in the summer and heaters in the winter allow your product to stay at the optimal temperature, so you don’t have to worry about compromised products.
At FlexSpace Logistics, we have temperature-controlled storage units across Canada, thanks to our vast network of 3PL partners. We will set you up with the perfect storage unit for your business and products to keep your goods in pristine condition.
If you’d like to get started, get a quote today, or contact one of our FlexSpace Logistics advisors to find the right solution for your business at 1-844-985-3539.