Here at Affordable Family Storage, we make it a point to provide our customers with climate-controlled storage units. A primary reason we do this is that many of our clients want to store electronic devices in their storage unit. But when electronics are exposed to heat, cold, or humidity they can get ruined. This means a conventional storage unit won’t work. Today in the Affordable Family Storage blog, we talk about what happens to electronics when they’re not stored properly and are exposed to the elements.
Cold weather isn’t quite as damaging as heat and humidity, but it can still ruin an electronic device if you aren’t careful. The biggest issue is the cold temperature can cause your batteries to die. Which, if it’s a simple AA or something, isn’t a big deal. But if it’s a computer battery or something similar, you’re looking at a hefty price tag to replace it. Screens are also a concern because the cold can cause screens to be ruined as well. Also, if you bring the electronic device straight from the cold into a warm environment, you risk introducing condensation to the inside of the device.
As bad as cold weather can be for your gadgets, heat can be even worse. If the temperatures get hot enough, your electronics will fry. Things like the processors or batteries can quickly become ruined in a hot, stuffy place.
Humidity is probably the most damaging element for your devices. Typically, though not always, it will be fairly hot when it’s humid outside. This combines two factors that could really mess with your electronics. The biggest issue with humidity is it can cause water to build up in devices, and as we all know, water is an electronics killer. The climate-controlled storage units at Affordable Family Storage also help to control humidity, so you won’t have to worry about this happening.
If you’re planning on storing electronic devices, it’s best not to take any chances. Although electronics can withstand the elements to a point, it’s best to not subject them to extremes in temperature. Affordable Family Storage has climate-controlled storage units, so you can store all your electronic devices without having to worry about them being exposed to the elements. For more information about our climate-controlled storage, feel free to contact us today and speak with a member of the Affordable Family Storage staff. We’ll be happy to help you find the perfect storage unit for your needs.