Top 3 Reasons to Choose Climate Controlled Storage
When storing your belongings, sometimes a regular storage unit will suit your needs just fine. Other times, you should really consider upgrading to a climate-controlled option. In order to make an informed choice about the future of your belongings, you should first understand exactly what sets climate-controlled units apart from other types of storage units.
Climate-controlled units are different from heated or air-conditioned units in a few ways. While heated units keep things warm when it’s cold outside, and air-conditioned units do the reverse, climate-controlled units do both, keeping your belongings at a safe temperature no matter how high or low the outdoor thermometer goes.
Our climate-controlled units aren’t just temperature-controlled; they provide better control of humidity, too. They are also typically accessed from inside an enclosed building, significantly decreasing the chances of dust mites and bugs, which can more easily find their way into exterior storage units.
When, then, is climate-controlled storage the right choice for you? Read on to find out the top three scenarios in which you should consider a climate-controlled unit.
The humidity level has the potential to spike and/or dip.
If you live in a damp climate or near water, or in a place where the air gets extremely dry, humidity (or lack thereof) is a serious concern. While most people understand the effects of too much humidity—wood furniture and musical instruments can warp, cars and metal appliances can rust, and documents, pictures and fabrics can mold or yellow—remember that too little humidity can damage leather, wood, electronics and other materials as well.
You’re planning to keep items in storage long-term.
No matter where you live, there’s a good chance that the temperature and humidity do not remain consistent 365 days a year. If your belongings will be stored through multiple seasons, then both humidity and temperature are all but guaranteed to fluctuate. Both extremely hot and below-freezing temperatures can damage items, as can swinging between the highs and lows.
You’re storing important belongings.
Maybe they’re expensive, or maybe they’re just valuable to you. Either way, if you’re going to go through the trouble to pay for their safekeeping, you’ll want to go the extra mile to ensure they stay as protected from temperature and humidity extremes as possible. Look here to find a list of items for which we typically recommend climate-controlled storage, but only you know the personal value of your items. As they say, better safe than sorry.
Whether you’re leaning toward a climate-controlled unit or think regular storage will meet your needs, contact EZ Storage. We’ll answer all your questions and match you up with the storage unit that’s right for you and your unique storables.