Climate Controlled Storage Facilities in Newton & Framingham, Massachusetts
Our climate controlled self-storage units in Boston and surrounding suburbs 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 it’s below freezing or above 90 degrees outside!
Temperature fluctuations can increase humidity which can attract pests and damage your furniture and valuables. Our climate controlled storage facilities in Massachusetts allow you to be in control of your belongings so you can reduce the risk of damage and feel confident your sensitive belongings are protected from extreme heat and cold until you are ready to use them again. Find the nearest climate controlled storage space for your Boston home or business — view EZ Storage locations and contact our team to reserve your unit.
When You Should Use Climate Controlled Storage Facilities in Boston
A general rule of thumb to remember is the more valuable the item, the greater the need for climate controlled storage. In areas that have severe cold or hot weather or significant temperature swings, like Boston, Massachusetts, climate controlled storage will provide the most protection for your items. In climates that are humid or damp, climate controlled storage can prevent warping or permanent damage to your items.
Choose climate controlled self storage if you plan to store items for longer than a few months because temperature and humidity fluctuations can increase damage over time. EZ Storage offers climate controlled storage facilities so your items can stay in storage for long periods of time without the risk of damage.
Avoid Damage to Your Belongings
Controlling temperature and humidity can have great benefits for your storage to help you avoid long-term damage. Varying temperatures can cause cracking and warping of wood in furniture, frames, musical instruments and more. Humidity in particular can be extremely damaging to appliances, cars and other metal items, causing them to rust and corrode.
When it comes to storing your office or workplace supplies, heat, humidity and cold can cause just as much damage. Your personal documents, paper, clothing and other fabrics can yellow, mold or deteriorate when exposed to heat and humidity. Dust and mold due to varying temperatures are especially harmful to electronic devices like computers and cameras.
Climate Control Offers Protection Against:
- Cracking and warping of wood
- Ruin of electronics
- Yellowing and molding
- Rust and corrosion of metal
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 Controlled Storage FAQs
Why should you store musical instruments in a climate controlled 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 controlled 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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