Top 4 Ways To Cool Your Loading Dock

Want to know how to boost productivity by 10% throughout your facility? Check out the top 4 ways to cool you loading docks and keep your associates happy during the hot summer months! Loading Dock Equipment in the Charlotte, NC area can assist with all of your loading docks needs! (833) 671-5034

Everyone loves the summertime, right???  WRONG... not everyone loves the heat and the ones that loathe it are the individuals loading and unloading from your docks. As we hit the brunt of the heat this summer, let's get into how to cool down your industrial and/or commercial facility.

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) states that employee performance can increase up to 10% by improving indoor air quality and ventilation. What steps can be taken, short of adding an entire HVAC system, to improve the air quality of your facility?

  1. High Volume Low Speed (HVLS) Fans - Most people think the job of ceiling fan is to blow air – but the genius of an HVLS fan is rooted in aerodynamics. When air is properly directed, it can be a powerful force for comfort and savings. Ideally, an HVLS fan will send a column of air down and out 360 degrees towards the walls, back up the ceiling, and back through the fan. It naturally exchanges the air in very large spaces.
    1. Exchanged air does two things:
      1. Keeps fresh air constantly circulating
      2. Does not allow for air to stagnate, which can create unfavorable work conditions
    2. Blowing air creates an evaporative cooling effect. It makes the air temperature, in high humid conditions, feel 10 degrees cooler.
    3. High air velocity is not necessary.
      1. Little to no added cooling effects of air velocity over 5-7 MPH.
      2. Blue Giant HVLS fans move the air from 3.8 – 10 MPH depending on the location from center of the fan.
  2. Bug Screen Roll-up Doors - Create a comfortable work environment while cutting down on energy bills. Great for loading bays, distribution centers, and warehouses.
    1. Improves ventilation in airflow your facility by 35%.
    2. Bring the fresh air in while keeping the pests out.
    3. Allows natural light to enter into the facility.
  3. Seals and Shelters - Adding a seal or shelter to your climate-controlled building can save hundreds of dollars per year in energy costs.
    1. Having your 8’ x 10’ dock door open for 2 hours of the day, you have lost $980.00. PER DOOR!
    2. Seals and shelters can also add a protective aspect to your facility by keeping the rain out of your facility.
  4. Dock Light Fan - Heavy-duty, three-speed 18” fan can move 3,000 cubic feet of air per minute, keeping employees cool on hot summer days.
    1. Airflow can be adjusted with three different speeds available.
    2. Available arm lengths of 24”, 40” and 60”.
    3. Used in combination with an LED light to light the back of the trailer.

Let's get your facility up to speed and cooled down this summer. Call us at (833) 671-5034 or email us at info@LDEdock.com to schedule a time for us to come out and survey your operations.