A storage unit is a safe place to house your belongings. However, if you have materials that are sensitive to temperatures and moisture, you need more than just the standard option. Look for one that offers climate control, which will protect your belongings from these elements. This guide will explain how this feature works and its many benefits.
What Is Climate Controlled Storage?
When the temperature inside a space increases, so does the humidity. Storage units with climate control features maintain temperature levels between 55 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit and humidity levels below 55% year-round.
This can be done with a variety of systems, but usually involves a combination of HVAC units, dehumidifiers, programmable thermostats, and insulation.
What Are the Benefits of a Climate Controlled Storage Unit?
If a unit does not have climate control, the temperature inside will rise and fall with the changes happening outside. This may happen daily and with the change of seasons.
Temperature and moisture fluctuations can cause wood to naturally expand and contract. For items like musical instruments and furniture, this could cause damage like warping, cracking, or tearing.
Without protection from moisture, there's also a risk of mildew growth inside the unit. While this won’t harm your nonporous objects, it can compromise documents, books, wood furniture and frames, fabrics, and upholstery. Moisture could also rust, corrode, or weaken your metal pieces and electronics. If you have items that are vintage, sensitive to the elements, or contain metal parts, choosing a climate controlled unit will give you peace of mind.
When you need short- or long-term storage options, turn to CJ's Storage in the Flathead, Lake, Lincoln, and Glacier counties, MT. This self-storage facility provides a wide range of unit sizes for residential and commercial purposes. All units are clean and secured by onsite managers and gated access. Climate controlled options are also available to protect fragile items. Learn more about their storage solutions on their website or call (406) 892-1272 to discuss your needs.