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What are the benefits of climate-controlled storage units?

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Using a climate-controlled storage unit means less damage to temperature-sensitive items such as electronics, family photos and antiques. Climate-controlled storage units offer protection against temperature and humidity and the issues they can cause.

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Some items people put into storage are especially sensitive to humidity and temperature. By using a climate-controlled storage unit, this damage is lessened or completely eliminated. There are many items that are temperature sensitive and in temperatures above 90 degrees Fahrenheit or below 32 degrees, these items become damaged.

Consider a temperature-controlled storage unit when storing the following items for long periods of time:

  • Artwork
  • Classic cars
  • Antiques
  • Wine and spirits
  • All electronics such as computers, cameras and stereos
  • Appliances
  • Books
  • Family history records
  • Clothing
  • Media such as CDs, negatives, photos and records
  • Metal, glass or leather

Under high temperatures, these and other sensitive items are prone to warping, fading and other forms of degradation. Climate-controlled storage units help combat these problems and also help to keep insects and rodents out.

In a storage unit without climate and humidity control, mold and mildew may form in high-humidity areas, especially on paper and fabrics. In a storage unit with near-constant temperature and humidity control, wood does not typically warp and crack. Also, metal items are far less likely to develop rust in one of these units.

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