Protect Your Valuables with Climate Control Storage Units
Our climate controlled storage units in Boston are different than regular storage units. Climate controlled units are typically in an enclosed building with an HVAC system. This keeps the storage units at a safe temperature inside when outside it’s below freezing or above 90 degrees. Our temperature controlled storage units in Boston also provide better control of humidity and decrease the presence of dust and bugs. By controlling temperature, humidity and other factors, these units reduce risk of damage to the belongings stored within them.
When You Should Use Climate Controlled Storage
A general rule of thumb to consider is the more valuable the item, the greater the need for climate controlled storage.
In areas that have severe cold weather, severe hot weather or significant temperature swings.
In climates that are very humid or damp. Examples would be areas near lakes, oceans or marshes.
Long Term Storage
When storing items for longer than a few months. Temperature and humidity can cause damage over a longer time frame.
Avoid Damage to Your Belongings
Cracking and warping of wood
Heat, cold, humidity and varying temperatures can cause cracking and warping of wood in furniture, frames, musical instruments and more.
Rust and corrosion of metal
Humidity can cause metal appliances, cars and other metal items to rust and corrode. Controlling temperature and humidity can prevent this.
Yellowing and molding
Documents, paper, clothing and other fabrics can yellow, mold or deteriorate when exposed to heat and/or humidity.
Ruin of electronics
Heat, cold, humidity, water, dust and mold are all harmful to electronic devices like computers and cameras. Protect your electronics by decreasing all of these dangers.
Recommended Items to Store Using Climate Control
- Collectibles – heirlooms, antiques, paintings and artwork, classic cars, wine
- Media – CDs and DVDs, photos, negatives, photo albums, records or vinyl
- Household Items – appliances, books, clothing, bedding, sports equipment
- Materials – glass, leather, fur, metal, plastics
- Electronics – audio equipment, cameras, computers, phones
- Other – pharmaceuticals, musical instruments, business documents
Climate Control Storage FAQ's
Why should you store musical instruments in a climate control environment?
Moisture is one of your musical instrument’s biggest enemies. Humidity can warp wooden instruments and create a breeding ground for mold and mildew. Electronic instruments are also affected by humidity and high temperatures which can crack adhesives, melt plastic and damage conductivity.
Why should you consider storing artwork in a climate control environment?
Sudden changes in temperature can cause canvases to expand and contract. Eventually, this will lead to flaking of paint. High humidity also leads to mold growth. The key to artwork storage is consistency, which is why a climate controlled environment is a good investment.
What items do you need climate control storage for?
We recommend storing anything you deem valuable in climate controlled storage, but here are some other items that you might not realize also need protection from temperature and humidity changes: photos, clothing, electronics, household appliances, leather furniture, business documents, musical instruments, collectibles, tools, trophies, important and historical documents, and books.
How should I store books in a humid climate?
If you need to store your books long term, we recommend climate controlled storage. To further protect your books, pack them in plastic storage bins with lids. They should be stored upright or flat to protect their shape. Rare books should be stored in custom sleeves.
What is the difference between climate controlled and regular storage?
Climate controlled storage provides consistently regulated temperatures to protect your items from extreme temperature swings. Humidity levels are monitored and kept at a normalized level no matter the outside weather conditions. Cold storage or heated storage does not provide the controlled temperature component that a climate controlled environment provides.
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