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Temperature-Controlled Storage Units – What is it and Do I need it?

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Temperature-controlled storage facilities use high quality air conditioning systems, and dehumidifiers to manage temperature and humidity levels. It is ideal for storing precious items that are sensitive to heat, dust, mould or humidity. Whether it is your fine art, haute couture, your prize wine collection or even your sensitive technology; our climate controlled storage environment satisfies the most stringent specifications by maintaining temperature requirements along with humidity levels, effectively preventing premature aging and heat-related malfunctions.

A Solution To Store Your Items In Humid Singapore

The heat and humidity of Singapore does not provide the optimal storage environment for most items put into self-storage. That’s why weusually recommend our clients to consider a climate controlled storage option. Temperature-controlled air conditioned storage offers the optimal storage environment for items coming out of a home, long-term stored items, electronics, antiques, books or paper products, cloth furniture, and wood furniture. Not to mention, precious memorabilia and family heirlooms. At higher temperatures, air tends to hold more vapour. Air-conditioned storage helps to minimise moisture from forming. Too much moisture in the air causes the air to hold more heat as well, potentially causing your items to warp, crack, or in worst cases, rot.

Storing luxury clothing and upholstered furniture

The best storage environment for luxury fashion and textiles is clean, dark, cool, and moderately dry, with a constant temperature andrelative humidity. Clothes, antique toys, or upholstered furniture can grow mould or mildew in humid environments. So regardless of whether your collection consists of haute couture, furs, vintage collections, delicate fabrics or something of sentimental value you must preserve, investing in temperature-controlled storage is the right choice for you.

Looking for a place to store your art collection?

Paintings and fine art can shrink or expand in extreme temperatures. In humid environments, mould or mildew can grow and ruin artwork. The ideal storage temperature for art is between 15-25 °C with around 50% relative humidity. It is recommended that your paintings and pieces be stored in a temperature-controlled, air-conditioned storage unit.

Storing wooden furniture and instruments in Singapore

Antique wood items and woodwind instruments don’t do well in fluctuating temperatures. Wood items will contract in colder temperatures and expand in warmer temperatures. Temperatures between 12 – 25 °C are ideal for storing wood items. Humidity levels should be between 30 – 50% to prevent the growth of mould and wood rot. Wood items should be cleaned and polished with oil before storage to prevent splitting and damage.

Ideal storage temperature for electronics and metals

Computers, speakers and cameras can corrode and grow mould in humid environments. Metals react to moisture in a storage environment. Iron will rust, copper turns green, silver turns black and lead will turn into a white powder. Metals are best stored between 2-25 °C and 35 – 55% relative humidity.

Recommended storage tips for vintage vinyl records and musical collections

Always store records vertically, and in their original sleeves if possible. Records are best stored between 20-25 °C and 45 – 60% relative humidity. High temps can cause warping, and temperatures which are too low can cause a record to break in half.

Air-Conditioned Storage at EBC Lifestyle Hub

Our facility is set in an optimally controlled environment to ensure that the temperature and humidity remain constant. Our air-conditioned private storage space is built especially for this very reason – to keep your valuable items safe and in mint condition so you have peace of mind.

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