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Should you go for a non-climate controlled storage (NCCS)? Or is climate controlled storage (CCS) enough to do the job for you?
In here we have provided the differences between these two in thorough details. DO go through them carefully and make your decisions wisely.
NCCS v CCS (on basis of temperature)
NCCS: The non-climate controlled storage (NCCS) units follow the room temperature more closely when compared to that of the climate controlled storage (CCS).
Sometimes, especially during the summers the temperature inside the self storage unit can actually exceed that of the room temperature of ten by a fair margin. So always consider this factor in mind and the nature of the item that you’re going to store before you opt for this one.
CCS: The climate controlled storage (CCS) units usually maintain a controlled temperature, especially between a specific range (55 degree Fahrenheit to 85 degree Fahrenheit).
This controlled temperature prevents the self storage unit from reaching extreme to very low temperatures depending on the circumstances. This feature is particularly beneficial to temperature sensitive equipment such as artwork, furniture and electronics.
NCCS v CCS (on basis of access)
NCCS: The non-climate controlled storage units usually allow for an external access. These are usually placed outside the building and can actually act as a form of garage.
Hence, you’ll usually hear the term “drive-up storage unit” commonly associated with them.
CCS: The climate controlled storage units are generally always placed inside a building. Hence, they are also termed as interior storage units. They are usually stored within a building to give them an extra layer climate controllability accompanied by regular monitoring.
Often, you’ll notice these buildings having multiple floors. Some access types that you may notice in these cases are:
– Ground level access and
– Upper level access.
NCCS vs CCS (on basis of pricings)
The price of a self storage unit is affected by several factors and one among them is definitely this climate controllability feature.
You should just know of some sort of a thumb rule.
A climate controlled storage unit is usually 10 to 20% more expensive than that of a non-climate controlled unit.
A list of storage items sensitive to temperature and moisture
Wood – Any wooden equipment exposed to too much moisture over a prolonged period of time is bound to crack and rot. So if you opt to store your home furniture like wooden chairs, tables and beds etc., a climate controlled storage is more advisable.
Leather – Leather is sensitive to both hot and cold temperature. It’s even sensitive to moisture. Overexposure to moisture can actually discolor the pieces and may also result in fungal growth.
A climate controlled storage is more preferable if you want to store your leather furniture for any reason whatsoever.
Electronics – Electronics are susceptible to both temperature and moisture. A hot and a cold climate can result in cracking and too much moisture can actually result in rusting.
Again a climate controlled storage seems to be the best idea especially when storage of electronics is concerned.
Stamps and books – Both are susceptible to moisture. Too much moisture in the air can result in the yellowing of the pages. So naturally, a climate controlled storage is more preferable specifically when these items are concerned.
Wine – Too much temperature or too low temperature can actually be a night mare for vintage wine dealers. The best temperature recommended for wine storage is between 55 to 57 degree Fahrenheit.
So, naturally, it’s almost expected of you to store them in a climate controlled storage unit to maintain that range of temperature.
A few other equipments in general that are sensitive to the temperature and moisture:
2. Musical instruments
So should you go for a climate controlled or a non-climate controlled storage unit?
You need to weigh your requirements on basis of the factors mentioned above. It may depend on your budget, the nature of the item and the tenure of the storage.
But here’s a thumb rule for you-
If you store any item for an extended period of time (like more than a year), a climate controlled storage unit is a good idea. Otherwise a non-climate controlled storage unit can actually do the job for you.
Moreover, you should also try to get yourself a storage service (like Self-storage Portsmouth) that provides you with both units at affordable prices. Do not just believe in the word of mouth. An internet research is always advisable before taking the leap of faith with the service provider.
We hope you found this handy enough for your purpose. Adieu!
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