February 23, 2018
Climate-controlled units maintain a stable environment to protect against moisture build-up, keeping your belongings safe from damage even during drastic changes in temperature. The unit’s indoor temperatures are kept between 55-85°F year-round and maintains a consistent humidity level. Essentially, it’s a heater, air conditioner, humidifier, and dehumidifier all in one! Not sure if a climate-controlled unit is right for you? Here are several types of items that should be kept in a climate-controlled storage unit:
When exposed to too much moisture over time, wood can crack, warp, or rot. For anyone storing wooden furniture such as bed frames, tables, chairs, nightstands, dressers, entertainment centers, and more, this makes having climate-controlled storage absolutely necessary.
If you need to store leather furniture, like sofas or loveseats, you’ll want to keep them in a climate-controlled unit. Leather is sensitive to drastic changes in temperature and moisture. Storing them in a climate-controlled unit will keep the leather from becoming damaged or discolored, and from growing mold or mildew.
Washers and dryers, dishwashers, ovens, microwaves, and refrigerators all need climate-controlled storage in regions that experience extreme heat or cold. Climate-control protects electronic and mechanical parts from cracking and rust that could cause permanent damage.
Musically inclined? You’ll want to store your instruments in a climate-controlled unit. Instruments are expensive, delicate, and require temperature control. Any string instrument, such as violins and guitars, can be damaged by temperature and humidity. High heat can damage brass instruments like trumpets, and woodwind instruments need to be stored in an environment of controlled humidity - too little humidity can dry the instrument out, too much humidity can cause mold growth.
If you have any valuable pieces of art - including those made by your children - they must be stored in a climate-controlled unit. Drastic changes in temperature and uncontrolled humidity can pose a threat to these precious and irreplaceable items.
Important Documents & Photos
Any important documents, like birth certificates or other paperwork, should be kept in a climate controlled unit. Same is true for family photos, photo albums, or scrapbooks. Keeping these items in climate-controlled unit will protect them from damage or discoloration.
If you’re in need of a climate-controlled storage unit to protect your valuable items, contact Clarence Secure Storage. Get in touch our team to inquire about the availability of these units and we’ll help you decide if they’re the right option for your needs! Just give us a call at 716-407-6840 or fill out the contact form found on our website, and we’ll get back to you ASAP.