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Winter Vehicle Storage Tips

What Is Climate Controlled Storage?

Temperature control and climate control are sometimes used interchangeably, depending on the storage facility you are communicating with, but they are not the same. Temperature control handles only the temperature, while a true climate controlled storage unit manages both temperature and humidity.

Using state of the art heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, insulation, dehumidifiers, and computerized thermostats, Metro Self-Storage’s climate controlled units were built to protect your possessions by maintaining a temperature range of 15-25ºC and 40-60% relative humidity, depending on the season.

What is Climate Control Ideal For?

Climate-controlled facilities are perfect for any items, but here are a few specific items that would benefit from this type of environment:

Artwork - Having the right balance of temperature and humidity is essential for protecting your investment.

Books and Comics - Too much humidity can cause mold; while low humidity can cause brittleness.

Wood Items - Wood will contract and expand with fluctuating humidity and temperatures, which can cause cracking and molding.

Other items that benefit from the extra protection:
  • Antiques
  • Documents
  • Furniture
  • Metals
  • Musical Instruments
  • Vinyl Records
  • Wine

What Are Some Benefits of Climate-Controlled Storage?

Temperature & Humidity Protection

The Atlantic region is known for its humid summers and cold, damp winters. These weather conditions can cause issues when it comes to storing delicate articles like the ones mentioned above.

Better Air Flow

Air quality inside a climate-controlled storage unit is better than the basic unit because of the constant circulation of air which helps with items like electronics, books and documents.

Peace of Mind

Whether your valuables are high-cost or have sentimental value, you can rest assured that your items will be clean, safe, and secured. The extra cost for a climate-controlled unit is likely less than the price for a replacement item – assuming it's even replaceable.

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Metro Self-Storage understands the importance of keeping your valuables at a consistent temperature and humidity to ensure their quality. We are committed to providing you with a stress-free storage experience through our high-quality storage facilities and top-notch customer service.

For more information on how our climate controlled units can benefit you, please contact us or call 1-877-452-7942.

Community Support

Metro Self-Storage is proud to contribute to the important work, and support of the following groups:

  • Red Cross
  • Children's Wish
  • Ronald
  • Big Brother
  • Strongest Families
  • Hope Cottage
  • Psp
  • Souls Harbour

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