Climate Controlled Storage
What is climate controlled storage?
A climate controlled unit is kept at a temperature between 50 and 80 (°F). Climate controlled storage is indoor with stable temperatures and humidity levels. This better protects personal property during long-term storage.
Do I need climate controlled storage?
According to storage.com, you should ask yourself the following 3 questions:
1. Where are you storing your items? If you are storing items in an area with extreme heat, cold, or humidity, climate controlled storage is the best option.
2. What items are you storing?
- Wood items – Wood is sensitive to humidity and temperature change. Wood furniture and other wooden items may swell in the heat and humidity and shrink in the cold.
- Electronics – Electronics work best at room temperature. Storing electronics in high humidity or high heat can damage components rendering the electronics unusable.
- Upholstered Furniture/Fabrics – High humidity can cause upholstery and other fabrics to mold/mildew and develop a bad odor.
- Metal – High humidity can cause metals to rust.
- Photos – High heat and humidity can damage old photos.
3. How long will you be storing items? If you are uncertain how long you will store items or you know for certain you will store longer than a few months, climate controlled storage is vital to protect the quality of your items.