What is Climate Controlled Storage?
Climate controlled storage can take a couple of forms. Firstly it can be controlled through fully ducted air conditioning, allowing for a consistent temperature and may or may not be humidity controlled. Temperature and humidity controlled storage is specific to wine storage and would also suit the storage of valuable artworks. Humidity control reduces the amount of moisture in the air without completely drying out the air, thereby inhibiting mould. When storing wine, this means that the bottles and labels do not get mouldy, which is very important for serious collectors of premium wine.
Climate controlled storage may be temperature controlled, but not have humidity control. This form of climate controlled storage would suit the storage of pharmaceuticals as they are pre-packaged in blister packs and bottles and are not subject to condensation. We have found that this form of storage is particularly attractive to pharmaceutical companies as their sales representatives have access to secure, climate controlled storage as and when they need it and they can have deliveries of their products made directly into their storage units. National Storage is able to offer such companies a truly national approach to such storage with delivery/despatch services, meeting rooms, national invoicing and one point of contact nationally.
A third form of climate controlled storage is provided through air reticulation where fresh air is pumped into the area continuously, creating the feeling of a cooler environment. In cooler climates, cold air can be pumped out of the area, thereby creating a more balanced environment. In some locations, this form of climate controlled storage will be suitable for the storage of wine, as there is a high degree of reticulation thereby ensuring the quality of air and the inhibition of condensation.
People traditionally associate storage or self storage with units full of household items and this would be true for about 65-70% of our storers. However we do cater for a whole range of storage needs – take a look at the menu options to see what types of storage we offer. Sometimes you may find yourself in a position where you have something a little out of the ordinary and you need to store it secure in the knowledge that it will not be affected by heat and/or humidity. If you need art storage, film storage or computer storage, then National Storage can help. With 60 storage locations across Australia, we have a myriad of storage options available to you and many of our storage centres offer climate controlled storage.
If you need to store something different like antiques, valuable art, precious film, whole computers or even just the hard drives, we have locations in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Tweed Heads, Sunshine Coast, Sydney, Melbourne, Geelong, Adelaide, Perth and Hobart, so give us a call to see how we can help.