Monitoring Humidity for Vehicle Storage this Winter
Autumn is here and with cold nights and misty mornings fast becoming the norm, considering the winter storage options for your garage is a must.
According to Road Scholars, the first step to ensuring your classic car, motorbike or boat will be kept in optimum condition is to “record the humidity and temperature levels in your storage area over a period of time” to understand what happens and what you need in your garage. With October coming to an end, now might be the time to start this process.
One of the main issues faced in storage is high humidity levels and moisture condensation on cold surfaces. In the case of motor vehicles, moisture in the air can create rust, damp-smelling interiors, cracked leather and plastic, cable breaks, and weakened rubber seals which can result in oil loss. While protective sheets and bubbles may keep your vehicle clean, it does nothing to battle high humidity, which should be monitored closely in order to decide what measures should be put in place.
While most metals are well protected in up to 50% humidity, we recommend 30-50% as optimum storage for you to avoid many other issues such as damaged interiors and plastics.
Our products offer reliable and accurate data logging of temperature, humidity or both. Simply leave one to record your data, customise it to send notifications when the maximum or minimum levels are reached and view the data whenever you want.
Got a Wi-Fi connection in your garage? Our range of EL-WiFi loggers have large LCD screens to display live readings and record data wirelessly to the EasyLog Cloud. This means you can check your data remotely, wherever and whenever suits you, either online using a PC or through the EasyLog Cloud app available on iPhone and Android smartphones.
Wi-Fi not possible? Not to worry, our EL-USB data loggers are small, pen-shaped, USB data loggers that you can connect easily to your PC to view the data whenever you’d like. This can be viewed and analysed in graph or list formats and easily saved as Excel documents for future reference.
Want an alternative wireless option? Why not consider our EL-BT-2 range which works through BlueTooth, meaning you can leave the logger wherever you want to record the desired data and download it directly to your smartphone. Once downloaded, the data will be saved to your smartphone’s memory to be viewed at any time.