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Case Study: The Storage Depot

Custom Climate Control for a Self-Storage Business

Controlling the temperature and humidity in self-storage units and buildings is critical for protecting your clients’ valuables. However, installing a costly, inefficient, or unreliable system will hurt your bottom line. Find out how we tailored a solution to a self-storage company with a humidity problem and discover how you can protect yours.

The Problem: High Humidity and Rising Costs

David Clemons, owner of The Storage Depot in Southern Louisiana, was having a major problem with humidity in his storage facilities. High humidity levels in storage facilities can seriously damage stored goods. The Storage Depot is responsible for the integrity and safety of their clients’ possessions, which meant that they needed to find a remedy before mold and mildew could start degrading stored goods.

David used an HVAC system to control the temperature of the storage facility, but air conditioning alone couldn’t compete with the humidity in Louisiana. While the temperature of the affected areas held steady at 80°F, the cold and clammy conditions worsened, and the energy bills were soaring.

David called on the team at Quest for a permanent solution to their environmental humidity issue.

The Solution: An Energy Efficient Quest Dehumidifier

The engineering team at Quest immediately dispatched to the client’s facility to better understand the humidity conditions and the problem areas that required remediation. With the addition of free humidity monitors, the team could see exactly what problems existed within the system.

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Storage Depot, Hammond, LA

The data in the yellow section shows the steady temperature but damaging humidity levels caused by the air conditioning system. Quest climate control equipment does a lot more than regulate temperature, unlike the expensive HVAC system the client recently had installed. To solve their humidity problems, they would require a true climate control system.

Quest installed a Quest Dry 155. The ducted LGR dehumidifier can remove up to 155 pints of water per day from the area. The grey shaded area shows the humidity levels drop considerably but there were still some undesirable temperature and humidity swings. Quest advised David to increase the temperature set point to 85°F since this is an unoccupied space, and the green area shows complete climate control was achieved.

The Result: True Climate Control, Plus Cost Savings

The Energy Star-rated dehumidification system offered by Quest keeps the storage facility “higher and drier.” The efficient system makes it easier to keep the facility’s thermostat set “higher,” while the efficient Quest Dry 155 LGR dehumidifier keeps the storage environment “drier.” In addition to solving the client’s high humidity problem, Quest was able to help the client save money on their overhead costs. The new system meant they could reduce HVAC system use, lowering their costly electric consumption.

The Storage Depot now enjoys complete climate control and reduced operating costs thanks to the Quest 155.

“Not only have your dehumidifiers eliminated the “damp” conditions we experience in South Louisiana due to volatile humidity levels, but I have lowered my operating costs while providing more value for my customers. I will be using Quest for my next facility and have already recommended you to others in the storage industry.”

David G. Clemons

Clemco Storage

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For Self-Storage facilities, managing relative humidity is a key factor in retaining clients. High humidity can cause mold and mildew growth, as well as structural damage to clients’ stored property.

Rather than risking your clients’ family heirlooms, get an energy-efficient dehumidification system that meets the specific climate control needs of your application, location, and facility size from the team at Quest today.

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