If you are considering using a storage unit for items you no longer use or need to put away for a while, you may be wondering if your items will be safe and protected. When it comes to storage options, there are traditional storage units, where the environment is not climate-controlled as well as the option to use a climate-controlled unit. Learning more about both options can help you to make the right decision when it comes to storing your belongings the best way possible.
Understanding climate-controlled storage units
To begin, you need to learn more about climate-controlled storage. Is the temperature of the facility controlled? What is the temperature range? In general, the standard will be to keep the temperature between 10 to 25 degrees Celsius (or 50 to 78 Fahrenheit). Certain items will do better in storage when the climate is controlled. Learning more about the type of items that require a climate-controlled environment will help to protect your belongings when storing long term. Generally, if it is coming out of your climate-controlled home, and moved into storage, the storage should also be climate-controlled.
Items which require a climate-controlled environment
Certain items require temperature control when stored to ensure the integrity of the item remains. Take wooden furniture for example. Over time, wood that is exposed to moisture can crack and warp, even rot. When storing wooden items like tables and chairs, bed frames, etc., you will need access to a climate-controlled environment. With climate control, the temperature is regulated which helps maintain a steady humidity level. This will help to ensure wooden pieces stay in shape.
Leather furniture is also susceptible to temperature changes. If you have hot and cold swings, leather will crack. When storing such furniture pieces, having a climate-controlled storage unit is essential. Household appliances also benefit from the protection of the elements. In environments where extreme heat or cold is present, the electrical and mechanical parts can be damaged.
Specialty items which require a climate-controlled environment
If you are like many people, you have special collections that you want to keep, but you do not have room for. Such collections as coins, comic books or stamps have value over time. Keeping such items is an investment that must be protected. Storing such specialty items will ensure that your investment stays in good condition.
Total Storage Winnipeg offers climate-controlled storage units through regulation of the temperature within the storage facility. Renting a climate-controlled storage unit from us will help ensure the protection of all your belongings while stored. For more information about sizing and options for storage units, call – 204.832.8181 or visit our website and take a virtual tour or contact us!