Why Use a Climate Controlled Facility? - Delaware Beach Storage

Why Use a Climate Controlled Facility?

Temperature control can help to prevent damage when items are stored in a storage facility,  especially for those items particularly sensitive to temperature and humidity fluctuations. Items that are especially susceptible to temperature and humidity extremes include:

  • Wood, leather and upholstered furniture (sofas, chairs, nightstands, dressers, entertainment centers, dining room sets, etc)
  • Antiques
  • Photos, albums, books, collections (stamps, coins, collectibles and sentimental items)
  • Bedding and mattresses
  • Clothing
  • Electronics
  • Metal appliances
  • Personal and business documents
  • Sports equipment
  • Artwork
  • Musical instruments

Damage to these items, when not stored in a climate controlled environment, may include warping, cracking, rotting, mold and mildew, rusting and fabric/leather degradation, which may cause permanent damage to your valuables.

Advantages of Climate Control

Non-climate controlled storage follows the current outdoor temperature and humidity closely and fluctuate accordingly. The interior of these type of units can have temperatures that far exceed the outdoor temperature due to exposure to sun and extreme weather.  While basic self storage is sufficient for some things, it’s not the right choice for most household items.

Climate Controlled storage significantly reduces the risks of damage to your goods by using heating and cooling units to keep the temperature more consistent at a level well above freezing and below 80 degrees.

Benefits of climate controlled storage include:

  • Protection from extreme temperature fluctuations and the (sometimes permanent) damage that causes
  • Protection from outdoor humidity- if there is too much moisture in the air valuables may be damaged and will remain damp, which will promote mold and mildew growth.
  • Protection from dust and poor air quality: standard storage units aren’t typically sealed the same way a climate controlled units are. Because the air in a climate controlled storage facility is constantly circulated, it remains clean.

Climate controlled storage usually has a slightly higher cost than traditional storage. The added cost is often insignificant  and usually outweighed by the peace of mind you’re given knowing your items are protected from seasonal changes, and the cost of having to replace all of your goods if they are damaged in non-climate controlled storage.

Rehoboth resident Timarie and her husband Blair Thompson are the owners of Delaware Beach Storage Center in Lewes, DE.  Delaware Beach Storage Center is a brand new, state of the art climate controlled self-storage facility conveniently located just off Route 1, one mile north of Five Points. For more information on Delaware Beach Storage Center visit visit www.debeachstorage.com.

Comments (2)

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    Maq Lee


    This information is very helpful for keeping our stuff safe in different climate controlled storage, lot of storage providers do not care about this climate control thing. thanks for sharing much appreciated.


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    Lily Bridgers


    As my friend prepared to travel abroad for an extended period, she needed a reliable personal storage solution to keep her belongings safe and accessible. With limited space in her temporary accommodation, she decided to find a reputable self-storage facility that could provide secure, convenient, and affordable storage units for her possessions until she returned. It’ll be awesome if they know that the price difference between climate-controlled and regular storage is typically negligible and generally offset by the peace of mind that comes from knowing that your belongings are shielded from seasonal variations.


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