What Is Climate Controlled Storage?

May 08, 2024

What Is Climate Controlled Storage?

Climate controlled storage is exactly what it says on the tin – it is storage in which you have control over the climate such as the temperature. It is very important when it comes to storing certain items such as vinyl records and books as the wrong type of climate can have a detrimental effect on these types of items. 

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Within this article we are going to discuss climate controlled storage, going into further detail about its importance and the benefits of it. 

Understanding Climate Controlled Storage

Climate controlled storage is a type of storage that allows you to control the temperature and humidity within the storage unit. Many storage companies are adopting cutting edge systems to maintain tight temperature and humidity conditions through the use of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. 

The Importance of Climate Control in Storage

It is important because maintaining a steady temperature and humidity level is crucial for the storage of many items. 

Temperature and humidity control allows you to keep your unit at a steady climate. This is crucial for storing a variety of items such as vinyl records, books, comic books and antiques. Rapid changes in temperature or humidity could cause all these types of items to become damaged. 

How Climate Controlled Storage Works

It works via specialised systems and/or through the introduction of heating, ventilation and air conditioning to a storage unit. These all help you to maintain a steady temperature and humidity level. 

Benefits of Climate Controlled Storage

The main benefit of this type of storage is that you can store items that need specific temperature and humidity and know that they are going to be kept safe from damage. 

Also, climate-controlled storage containers are always indoors with thick insulation, giving you added security against pests, theft and environmental factors such as the weather. A storage unit with good ventilation also has superior air quality than a typical storage facility.

Climate controlled storage will protect and preserve your items, no matter how long they are within storage. 

Potential Drawbacks and Considerations

A potential drawback of this type of storage is that it is more expensive than regular storage due to it being fitted with systems that help to keep the temperature and humidity at a steady level. It is usually 25% to 50% more expensive than regular storage units. 

Common Uses of Climate Controlled Storage

There are various scenarios in which you will require this type of storage. These include when you are storing items such as:

  • Furniture or any items that are constructed with or containing wood, wicker, metal, upholstery, or leather.
  • Electronics
  • Vinyl records
  • DVDS
  • Books
  • Artwork
  • Clothing, especially lace or leather, will be kept in bags.
  • Important documents
  • Photographs
  • Musical instruments
  • Wine
  • Antiques
  • Collectables such as stamps, coins or comic books.
  • Medicines and medical supplies

These items could be personal items or part of your business inventory but they will all benefit from being stored within climate controlled storage. 

What Is Climate Controlled Storage?

Climate controlled storage is storage which is equipped with systems such as heating, ventilation and air conditioning, which allows you to control the temperature and the humidity level within the storage unit. 

It is crucial in the storage of some items such as vinyl records, antiques and books as it will stop these sorts of items from being damaged. It will keep a variety of items protected and preserved.

If you have any valuable or sensitive items that you need to store, you must find the right storage solution and climate controlled storage will often be the perfect solution. 

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