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A/C Storage

The Only Choice

We are pleased to be the only company in the Tampa Bay area to offer Air-Conditioned Portable Storage that can be delivered to your doorstep. You can now have a storage container in your yard or driveway that is fully insulated with R-8 insulation and affixed with a 5050 btu air-conditioning unit.

Over the years, we have found that humidity and moisture are the biggest cause of damage to stored items in Tampa Bay’s notoriously unforgiving climate.

The Smithsonian Center for Materials Research and Education is clear about the effects of humidity and the results of mishandling and storing wood and other furniture and fabrics. Here is a little of what they have said about these issues:

Relative Humidity

Perhaps the greatest environmental damage to furniture comes from wide swings in relative humidity (RH). Wood absorbs and desorbs water as relative humidity rises and falls, and in doing so it swells and shrinks. Making matters worse, it expands and contracts unequally along different grain directions. This characteristic remains as long as wood exists, whether it is new from the lumberyard or thousands of years old from an ancient tomb.

As humidity changes, the components of wooden objects are continually pushing and pulling against each other. This pressure often results in parts of furniture no longer fitting together closely or becoming distorted or breaking from their own internal stresses.

Wood is not the only furniture component to suffer from humidity swings. As they age and deteriorate, coatings become more inflexible. Since the wood continues to move with humidity changes, and the coating becomes increasingly brittle with time, humidity fluctuations eventually cause the coatings to begin fracturing or separating from the substrate. This problem becomes particularly severe when coatings are likely to be less flexible from the start, such as painted surfaces or gilding, which is often applied over a rigid ground called gesso.

The response to relative humidity changes begins with determining the annual average RH for your particular climate. Then try to keep the RH in the space where your furniture is a close to that average as possible, generally within about 10% up or down. This stability is best achieved through air-conditioning in Florida’s notoriously unforgiving climate.

Mold, Mildew and Fungi
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Mold, mildew and fungi are everywhere – on furnishings, walls, and in the air. But fungal infestation will occur only in the presence of an external moisture source or when the fiber saturation point (nearly 100% RH) is approached. Still air and high temperatures also encourage the rapid growth of these organisms. Molds and mildew growing on the surface of wood may stain it. Other fungi can completely destroy wood.

Furniture, fabrics, computers, televisions, household appliances, books and video games, are just a few of the other items typically stored that are effected by excessive temperature swings and excessive humidity.

Our Solution

We have worked hard developing systems to make your storage needs easier to manage.

Our Air-Conditioned units come in 2 different sizes to accommodate most situations.

Our 8 foot x 12 foot unit can hold up to 1200 sq ft of contents from your home or office.
Our 8 foot x 16 foot unit can hold up to 1500 sq ft of contents from your home or office.

Click here for great rates on these exciting new Fully Insulated Air-Conditioned Units.