Why Choose A Climate-Controlled Storage Unit? Part One: Protect from Condensation

Published on 4/23/2019

In a climate-controlled storage unit, you don’t have to worry about condensation. But first, what is condensation and what damage can it really do? Condensation is water that collects as droplets on a cold surface when humid air is in contact with it. For example, it is the middle of summer and you just finished working outside, you go to grab a glass of water and notice the droplets of water on the outside of the glass, no it’s not a leak, its condensation. Since temperatures in Minnesota vary significantly throughout the seasons, condensation is very likely to form. When condensation forms, boxes become wet and are no longer a durable cover for your belongings. Condensation creates mold and water damage, which will ruin your items in storage unit.

A climate-controlled storage unit, like those at Midwest Indoor Storage in Albert Lea, MN (www.midwestindoorstorage.com) and Eyota, MN (www.eyotaindoorstorageunits.com), have indoor temperatures year round that range from 65-74°F, which means warm air will not be condensing on cold surfaces. Thus, avoiding the water droplets forming on your stored valuables.