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How a Climate Control System Protects Your Stuff

Climate Control

You have heard the pitch: “Our weather control technology ensures your valuable possessions remain in mint condition.” What is this, some kind of marketing ploy for businesses that store the gold kept by people waiting for the looming apocalypse? No, it is a common feature state of the art storage facilities offer. The key for you is to wade through the claims of weather control to find the right business to protect your most valuable stuff. What You Should Consider for Weather Control Let’s face it: Standard locations for securing personal and business assets is enough for most customers looking to store inventory outside of a home or a commercial building. However, items such as antiques, fine art, electronic equipment, and musical instruments require spaces that offer a stable climate. The question is, what should climate control bring to the table for your most valuable possessions?Protection from Extreme Temperatures You do not have to live in the Sonora Desert in Arizona or in the Great Icebox called Duluth, Minnesota to appreciate the benefit of a temperature controlled environment for securing your stuff. In many regions of the United States, temperatures can reach 100 degrees during summer and drop well below freezing in winter. An advanced, state-of-the-art storage unit will remain between 55 and 65 degrees 24 hours per day, seven days a week to ensure even delicate chocolate remains intact for several weeks at a time.Dehumidify Your Stuff The best businesses for climate humidity systems use one of two primary types of dehumidifiers to prevent moisture from damaging items like wood furniture and metal commercial equipment. Desiccant dehumidifiers deploy a dry chemical substance to expunge moisture from the surrounding air. The chemical substance has no effect on climate vulnerable possessions. Also referred to as refrigeration systems, mechanical dehumidifiers use a strong refrigerant to keep moisture from invading your personal storage space. The Air Your Stuff Breathes What does air have to do with climate controlled spaces? Well, you do not need to contact Al Gore to discover ...

November 7th, 2018

What Items Require a Climate Controlled System?

Climate Control

Climate change is one of those “hot button” issues that make our eyes roll. On one side we have the scientific community that refers to doubters as members of the Flat Earth Society. On the other side, we have skeptics that question that if we are indeed mired in a significant change in weather patterns, why does Al Gore continue to fly across the world in a jumbo jet and illuminate each of the 14 rooms inside his home. Like most political issues, somewhere in between climate change skeptics and Bill Nye the Science Guy is the truth. For storing some items away from home, there is only one inconvenient truth: you need the right temperature and humidity level to preserve some of your more cherished things. Let’s see what items require a climate control system. Wooden Furniture Most types of wood can crack or warp when exposed to excessive moisture over prolonged periods. If left unprotected for more than a few months, wooden furniture begins to decay and eventually rot. If you need to secure wooden furniture such as a chair, table, nightstand, and/or entertainment center, a climate controlled facility should be at the top of your list. Property Manager Mary Kuhnle of Plano, Texas says “When you get climate control, you aren’t just getting a controlled climate; you’re also getting humidity control. The lower the humidity, the better.” Wine: Temperatures that often change in a kitchen or basement can oxidize wine, which leaves a bitter, metallic-like flavor. Wine collectors invest plenty of money in preserving wine, which makes storing wine on another property an economical way to ensure long lasting quality. Although red and white wines should be stored in two different climates, you can find an acceptable middle ground by storing wine on a property that maintains an internal unit temperature between 55 and 57 degrees Fahrenheit Appliances:The extra washer and dryer does not fit downstairs in the basement or out in the unheated garage. A property dedicated to securing large appliances ...

October 14th, 2018