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Climate-Control vs. Non-Climate

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"Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it." ~ Albert Einstein Have you ever drove by a storage facility and seen “climate control”? Well, over the years the popularity of storing luxury items has been in high demand, especially when the facility has 24/7 secured access along with climate-controlled units. Seguin Storage has taken on the challenge and created a facility for the city of Seguin and the surrounding areas which will incorporate all the features that are wanted and needed by customers. Throughout this blog we will describe all the ins and outs of climate-controlled units and help you figure out if it is the right type of storage for you! Climate vs. Ambient First, you need to be able to identify the difference between ambient (non-climate-control) and climate-controlled air. Although Seguin Storage provides both types of units, being able to identify the two helps with your decision. As obvious as it sounds the most important difference is the temperature. Climate-controlled units are often kept at no lower than 65 degrees in the winter and 80 degrees (F) in the summer. This keeps the storage units from reaching extreme high and low temperatures, which depending on your items stored can be damaging. Climate-controlled units are also humidity regulated, meaning they are not humid as ambient units. As for non-climate also referred to as ambient air will follow the current outdoor temperature. Seguin Storage has ceiling insulation throughout ALL their buildings, so the temperatures in their Ambient (non-climate-controlled) units will be less affected by the outdoor temperatures, especially in the summer when the units are exposed to the sun. Another important difference between climate-controlled units and normal storage units is how they are accessed. Climate-controlled units are usually located inside a larger building, which are referred to as interior storage units. As for ambient air units, they are typically on the exterior of the buildings. Ambient units’ function and appear like a garage ...


Alyssa
October 24th, 2019


Climate-Control: Explained

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Climate-control means the temperature and/or humidity will stay at a constant level, which is typically between 65 and 80 degrees for our facility. The purpose of climate-control is to keep those sensitive items protected through the heat, cold and humidity. Since we live in the great state of Texas, temperature will be considered an issue, especially in the summer when we average in the mid 90’s. What items need climate-control Understanding that storing at a facility where the weather has constant high temperatures and high humidity you are in risk of rust, corrosion and mold for items like: Art Delicate fabrics Delicate paper items Electronics Metals Optical discs Vinyl records Wine Wood furniture or instruments Storing these type of valuables in a climate-controlled unit will give you the comfort of knowing there will not be any issues. You will find the valuables just as you left them! Conclusion Seguin Storage recommends a climate-controlled unit if you are planning on storing sensitive items. Now, however if you are looking for a lower cost and only need your unit for a short period of time (3 months or less) climate-controlled might not be necessary. Read Climate-Control vs. Non-Climate to learn the differences. If a climate-controlled unit is what you need, stop by our location or rent online today! ...


Alyssa
October 24th, 2019