Is Climate Controlled Storage Worth It?
How Climate Control Storage Keeps Your Items Safe
Summer is here! Temperatures are rising and while you’re planning how to keep yourself and your family cool during these hot months, there is absolutely no need to worry about items in storage as long as you have climate controlled unit. Chances are, if you’re going out to get a storage unit, you probably place some value on the items that you’re storing. Whether you’re storing family heirlooms, photographs, furniture, electronics, etc. these items will need to be in a temperature-regulated space to avoid damage.
There are many reasons people benefit from using a storage facility. Many items may be affected by the level of heat and cold (not really an issue in our Amazing city of Houston, but you never know), as well as humidity in the climate where they’re located. It’s also possible for someone to have valuable items that could decrease in value if subjected to extreme temperatures. These are items such as coins, wine, artwork, certain musical instruments, and more. Individuals who own and want to put such items in storage will benefit from keeping them in a climate-controlled unit at a storage facility.
So how exactly does climate control keep your items safe?
Protection from Extreme Temperature
In the Houston area, temperatures can easily reach 95 degrees + during the Summer. Sensitive items like wood furniture, antiques, and musical instruments can suffer from warping, splitting, or cracking and items like fine art, books, or business records can also be damaged due to drastic temperature change.
The summer months in Houston bring very hot and humid weather. Temperatures and humidity reach levels that can damage items. This is the kind of weather that has been known to cause wooden furniture as well as antiques and more to warp, crack, or split. It can cause damage to books as well as business records and more. When stored in a climate controlled storage unit, a person doesn’t have to worry about their belongings experiencing damage because of extreme temperatures. They can feel comfortable knowing these items are in an environment where the temperature and humidity levels are properly maintained. This is especially true for items stored at Amazing Spaces property, as all climate controlled spaces are kept at a constant temperature between 60 and 78 degrees year-round.
A storage unit with climate control has good air quality as well as air flow. This means there will be a significant decrease in the amount of dust that could collect on items in the storage unit. The air flow will help eliminate any problems that could result from high humidity levels. The controlled air flow can also eliminate the chance for any mold or mildew to form. When shopping for storage, it’s important to verify if the space has an independent air duct flowing into the unit. This transfers the climate and humidity controlling directly onto the items being stored. At Amazing Spaces, all our climate controlled spaces have their own air duct. This is how you ensure your items (not just our hallways) are stored at the perfect temperature.
Humidity is particularly dangerous to a variety of items. High humidity can cause photos to stick together, or wood furniture to warp, or leather goods to crack. Electronics, artwork, and items such as pianos can also sustain damage from too much moisture in the air.
Protection from the Elements
Climate controlled storage units are often placed inside buildings with sealed and insulated roofs, walls, and floors. As a result, these units are less susceptible to minor flooding or tracked in dirt, and because they’re indoors, there isn’t much chance for rodents or insects to make a home in your stored things.
Certain Items Need to be Protected
A storage unit that is climate controlled is excellent for outdoor items as well as household items and more. There are certain things that really benefit from being stored in a climate controlled environment.
This includes bedding and mattresses as well as all types of clothing. Most types of sports equipment as well as metal appliances and tools. Books and paperwork won’t become yellow and worn. Wooden objects from furniture to statutes as well as picture frames remain in perfect condition. Instruments such as percussion, brass, strings, and woodwind are able to maintain their level of performance when kept in a storage unit that is climate controlled.
Great Air Quality
One aspect of storage that is often overlooked is air quality. A standard storage unit isn’t sealed the same way a climate controlled unit is. Because the air in a climate controlled storage facility is constantly circulated it remains clean and free of debris like dust so you’ll find your items just the way you left them, whether they’re stored for a week, a year, or a decade. For the storage of sensitive electronics or documents, air quality should be considered.