What Is Air-Conditioned Storage And Do I Have A Use For It?

Issue: Jul 2020

What Is Air-Conditioned Storage And Do I Have A Use For It?

You may have an emotional attachment to some things you treasure like collectibles, musical instruments you used to play as a child and chunky winter garments. Some of these items that you cherish need to be stored in an air-conditioned storage unit if you wish to keep them in good condition.

About Air-Conditioned Storage

In air-conditioned storage, the environment is kept cool and the temperature is steady all the time. This lowers the chances of any moisture coming in contact with and causing damage to your belongings over time. No matter what the size of your air-conditioned storage space is, it will be sealed, making your items less prone to being exposed to biological contaminants like dust mites and mildew. Moreover, there is perpetually air circulated within air-conditioned storage units, ensuring better air quality. This allows the air to maintain fresh which provides more room for your items to breathe and slows down the build-up of dust and debris.

Air-conditioned storage spaces vs regular self storage units: What’s the difference?

Air-Conditioned Storage And Regular Storage

There tends to be more vapour in the air when temperatures are high. Air-conditioned storage units reduce the amount of moisture formed. When moisture increases in the air, more heat is retained, making it more likely for your items to warp, crack or even rot. The lower temperatures in air-conditioned storage can possibly serve as a protective layer for your stored belongings since the environment inside the unit contains cleaner and fresher air. Needless to say, if the things you plan on storing in the storage unit are made of more durable materials that generally have a longer useful life, regular storage units may do the trick.

Air-conditioned storage units and what items are suited for it?

How To Use It To Your Advantage

From bicycles with leather seats to your favourite guitar, there are certain belongings that may benefit more with air-conditioned storage spaces where dust and debris are kept to a minimum.

If your belongings are made of paper, they’re more prone to paper rot when they come in contact with biological contaminants for a prolonged period of time. Storing clothing and fabric in an air-conditioned environment where moisture in the air is minimal may help to minimise growth of mould, mildew and fungal. Items made using wooden materials like some furniture and musical instruments are mostly glued together. Hong Kong’s humid weather during summer can do more harm than good to wooden materials by causing them to contract, rot, crack or warp.

Lastly, air-conditioned storage spaces also give you the maximum level of comfort when you drop by to store and retrieve your items, especially in Hong Kong’s humid weather during summer.

Regular and Air-conditioned storage units - Fuss free self storage solutions at StorHub

Make Meeting Your Storage Needs A Breeze

Knowing your belongings are kept in safe hands can provide the peace of mind you need when dealing with items. At StorHub, we offer an extensive range of flexible storage solutions to meet your storage needs. Our friendly storage specialists are committed to providing you with the best storage solution to make storing easy, reliable and straightforward. Simply drop us a call at 2809 2996 and our staff will be more than happy to assist!

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