Posted on May 12, 2017 by Abba Storage
Putting items in storage does not mean you want to part with them, and it certainly doesn’t mean they don’t have value for you. The fact is often the items you put into storage are valuable in both money and memories. Many products are sensitive to the environment and all the changes that can occur with weather systems. These items need to be stored in a air-cooled storage facility. Depending on what you are planning to store, you may need to check if the facility you’re using can guarantee air-cooled spaces.
Is an Air-Cooled Storage Unit Right For You?
Air-cooled storage facilities are on the rise as more and more people are putting luxury items away. You need to know there is a difference between ‘temperature control’ and ‘climate control’, even though they are often mistakenly assumed to be the same. To know if an air-cooled storage unit is what you need, you need to understand what these units will provide.
Temperature and Humidity Controlled
The difference between temperature and climate control is humidity. In a facility that only offers temperature control, that is what they monitor – just changes in temperature. Air-cooled units monitor both the changing levels of temperatures and humidity. Humidity can ruin a lot of valuable items by causing mold to grow, warping, discoloration, and many other damages. These are some items particularly susceptible to humidity:
- Collectibles such as coins, stamps, wine and comics
- Musical instruments
When the humidity in the air increases, the air is able to retain heat, and the reverse occurs when humidity decreases – the air temperature will be lower.
A air-cooled facility will use a quality HVAC system. They may also use dehumidifiers, thermostats that are customizable, and heavy-duty insulation. Dehumidifiers are ideal for managing humidity levels, and air conditioners are better for dropping temperatures quickly to get below the dew point.
Benefits of Air-Cooled Units
If you have items that are valuable, sensitive, or things you don’t want to be affected by climate change in your area, you should consider a facility which offers air-cooled spaces. These units will protect your property from damages humidity can cause and also protect it from dust, pests, and other factors.
Solution for Your Storage Needs
Abba Self & RV Storage offers customers state-of-the-art technology combined with excellent customer service. There are no long-term contracts, and we have numerous units in various sizes that are sure to meet your needs. Contact us today if you have property you need to be protected while it is stored. We have air-cooled spaces to ensure your property receives the extra care it deserves.