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Would a storage unit that is reasonable dry that fluxuates between 45 degrees in the winter to about the mid 70's or 80's in the summer be as good as a climate control unit when it comes to storing 10,000 new paperback books for no more than a few years? All the books are the same--they contain about 150 pages of full color art work, about 500 pages of black and white art work, and the rest is just straight text. Location is high desert climate in the middle of Arizona. The daily temperature in the unit probably fluxuates about between 10 to 20 degrees. BotXXXXX XXXXXne is--would climate control be better or am I being too extreme considering it would only be for a few years at the most?
What you say makes sense; however, moisture is not an issue where I live and besides the books are shrink wrapped. My main concern with temperature is not because of any condensation, but whether just the temperature range alone could be detrimental. For example, between night and day it could fluxuate 10 degrees, possibly 15. In the winter it could go as low as the mid 40's and in the summer as high as the mid 70's to mid 80's. Aside from moisture (which is not an issue), could that fluxuation in temperature be detrimental in any other way (assuming they could be there for a few years at the most). And yes, I do want to play it safe and would go with climate control IF it really made a difference; however, considering the fact that moisture is not an issue and they are shrink wrapped besides, I just want to know if this would be as good as a climate controlled unit.