How To Use Climate-Controlled Storage in the Summer 

An open storage unit that contains camping gear and other summer items.

Keeping our belongings safe from the heat becomes critical as summer temperatures soar. Beat the summer heat and safeguard your treasures. This guide unlocks the benefits of climate-controlled storage in the hot months. 

Learn which items benefit most from temperature and humidity control. Find optimal storage settings and uncover space-saving tips for maximizing your unit. Keep your belongings cool, dry, and protected, even when the thermostat soars!

Climate-Controlled Storage Benefits

Climate-controlled storage units maintain a consistent temperature and humidity level year-round. This option is crucial when storing sensitive items that could be damaged when exposed to extreme temperatures. 

Controlled humidity and heat levels help prevent mold and mildew growth, ensuring your belongings stay pristine in storage.

Identifying the Best Items for Climate-Controlled Storage

Certain items are more susceptible to heat damage and can benefit significantly from climate-controlled storage. Examples of the best items to put into climate-controlled storage include:

  • Electronics 
  • Wooden furniture
  • Leather items
  • Artwork
  • Photographs
  • Important documents

If you don’t store these items in a climate-controlled setting, they could be at risk. The heat and humidity could cause fading, warping, or deterioration. 

Summer Storage Tips To Protect Your Belongings from Heat

To maximize the benefits of utilizing a climate-controlled storage unit, consider these tips:

  • Choose the right unit size. Find a unit that fits your needs and allows for proper air circulation. Overpacking your storage unit can lead to poor air circulation, negatively impacting the climate-control settings.
  • Use protective covers. Cover your furniture and electronics with a breathable fabric to protect against dust.
  • Find an optimal storage unit temperature setting. Maintaining a temperature between 55° F and 85° F is ideal for most items. This temperature range can prevent humidity from building up in the unit and can prevent heat damage. 
  • Organize strategically. Place sensitive items in the center of the unit, away from doors and walls. Use shelving units to prevent stacking and allow airflow through the items directly on the floor.

By following these tips, you can rest assured that your items will stay safe this summer.

Storage King USA Has Many Climate-Controlled Storage Units Available

Using a climate-controlled storage unit in the summer is an effective strategy to protect your valuables from the heat and humidity. You can ensure that items remain protected during storage by identifying which items need special care. 
Contact us to learn more about our availability. Our friendly team members can answer your questions and set you up with a climate-controlled storage unit today.

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