We have all seen the kind of damage that extreme temperatures can do. Whether you left your ID card in the car during the summer and saw it melt or a small crack in your windshield grew and grew in the winter, witnessing the temperature damage important items is a frustrating experience. The worst part is that there is very little you can do about it. Sometimes the weather just causes problems. It is natural to assume that renting a storage unit is one of those times the weather just wins. You are not there to keep an eye on things all the time, and the temperature can get brutal throughout the year. Does that mean that temperature-sensitive items cannot be kept in self storage? It might, but 10 Federal Storage offers a solution with climate-controlled storage units.
What Is Climate-Controlled Storage?
Climate-controlled storage is designed to protect temperature-sensitive items from extremes of heat and cold. A climate-controlled storage unit maintains a consistent temperature inside throughout the year by utilizing an air conditioning and heating system similar to the kind found in many modern houses. This also protects against rapid changes in temperature as the units’ heating and cooling systems keep temperatures from fluctuating too much even when the weather changes. If you want to keep temperature-sensitive items in stable conditions, climate-controlled storage is the best choice.
Temperature-Sensitive Items That Need Climate-Controlled Storage
While you could potentially store any item without climate control with no problems, climate-controlled storage does offer another layer of protection for temperature-sensitive items. Some of the items that should be stored in a climate-controlled unit include:
- Musical instruments
- Media – CDs, DVDs, vinyl records, etc.
- Wooden furniture
- Leather goods
- Photographs and important documents
Climate Control Myths
Although climate-controlled storage is beneficial for many items, there are some things it simply is not designed to do. Climate-controlled storage units maintain temperature but are not designed to directly affect humidity. While there is a slight decrease in humidity with cooling, climate-controlled storage does not include dehumidifying. We also do not recommend storing wine in climate-controlled storage units. Wine requires much more precise conditions than even a climate-controlled unit, so it would be best to reserve space in your home.
Find Climate-Controlled Storage at 10 Federal
If you are looking for the best available weather protection for your belongings, climate-controlled storage is the way to go. Find your climate-controlled storage at one of our 10 Federal Storage locations today!