Items That Need Climate Controlled Storage

Posted on: June 30, 2020 | by: Lighthouse Self Storage June 30, 2020


What’s a climate controlled storage unit?

Climate controlled storage is a specific type of storage unit.  Climate controlled units are designed to keep items in good condition that are sensitive to extreme temperatures and humidity levels.  Some of your personal belongings require climate controlled storage in order to avoid damage. We recommend using climate controlled storage for valuable items and heat sensitive items in order to keep them in their original condition.


What items require climate controlled storage & at what temperatures?


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Extreme levels of temperature and humidity will damage electronics, like TVs, gaming systems, stereos, computers, cameras, and other electronics. Store your electronics between 50 and 80 degrees with 30% to 60% relative humidity.




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Heat damages items like CDs, DVDs, vinyl records, and photos because it can cause them to melt. Store media products between 55 and 75 degrees with 20% to 50% humidity.



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Paintings and other pieces of artwork will ruin if exposed to a lot of moisture. Moisture attracts pests and leads to mildew. If you live in an area with high humidity, it’s recommended to use a climate controlled self storage unit to keep your artwork and collectibles in good condition.





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Wine requires a specific type of storage. Store your wine in a cool, dark place around 55 degrees with 50% to 80%  humidity. High temperatures and direct sunlight will cause problems with aging and seal damage.



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Musical Instruments

Temperature and humidity can cause damage to your instruments. Do some research about the type of storage your instrument needs because each instrument is different. Besides using a climate controlled unit, there are extra steps to take to keep your instruments in their original condition.



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Books can fade because of being in direct sunlight. Store your books away from direct sunlight between 35 and 75 degrees with 35% relative humidity.





climate controlled self storage unit tipsClothing

Clothing made with certain materials can damage if exposed to extreme temperature levels. It can grow mold or attract pests if exposed to high levels of temperature and humidity, so store your clothing between 35 and 75 degrees with 55%  humidity.



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Sensitive Materials

Overall, sensitive materials need to be stored in specific temperatures otherwise they’ll ruin. Materials like wool, wood, leather, glass, metal, paper, and plastic can damage from heat, cold, and humidity. Keep your items safe with a climate controlled unit.







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