Why Temperature Control Is An Important Factor In Storage Solutions Published at 12 January, 2022 - 8:29 am by Extraspace One of the common questions about storage facilities is why they need temperature control. Some overlook the necessity of this, assuming it’s not worth the added cost. Here is a clear guide on why climate control is an essential factor in storage solutions Why Is Temperature-Controlled storage is important? Protection and peace of mind are the two main reasons why this is important. It’s like keeping perishable food in the refrigerator – so it doesn’t spoil. Similarly, when you know your goods are in a climate-controlled environment, you don’t have to constantly check up on their condition like with general storage options. This gives the assurance that your goods will be kept and preserved safely. Although you may think that this is not necessary, there are a lot of goods that can get easily damaged because of poor or fluctuating temperatures. Here are some similar instances where your goods require climate-controlled storage space. If you have valuable art pieces, then temperature control is a must. This is why most galleries never store their work in ordinary storage spaces, as the chances of them being damaged are very high. Antiques are extremely sensitive and expensive – especially if they are limited pieces. Most importantly, under very high or very low temperatures, antiques start to deteriorate. If you live in a hot country like Dubai, it’s hard to avoid damages for sensitive and valuable goods in classic storage solutions. Aside from providing a solution to those problems, here are three other benefits a climate controlled facility can offer. Provides Additional Barrier from Dust and Debris Climate controlled storage facilities are often placed inside buildings with sealed and insulated roofs, walls, and floors. As a result, they are less susceptible to outdoor dust, debris and dirt. This also avoids the chance for rodents or insects to make a home in your stored things. You will find your items just the way you leave them, be it for a week, a year or a decade. Has Great Air Quality It’s very common for many to overlook air quality when shopping for storage units. Remember that air quality should be on priority for the storage of electronics or documents. As an indoor climate-controlled unit is sealed, unlike a classic storage facility, they continuously circulate air, and the air remains clean. This avoids you from wanting to open the storage unit frequently just to air out your goods. Humidity Control Although you may overlook it, humidity control is extremely important for antique goods. Too much moisture in the air can easily warp, crack or even rot antique goods. Besides that, self-storage units without humidity and climate control get damp during the fall and spring seasons. This can promote mildew growth. It doesn’t matter what you’re storing at this point; any good stored in a humid environment without much air circulation can smell bad. Similarly, not having much humidity in the air can also wreak havoc on wood, causing them to dry out or splinter. And in the peaks of summer and winter, the dry air can also damage valuables like musical instruments, wine and electronics.