When searching for self storage units, you’ve probably seen the term “climate-controlled” a few times and have wondered what it is.
Here, we’ll guide you through what climate-controlled storage is, the benefits of climate-controlled storage units, and when you should consider renting a climate-controlled self storage unit of your own.
Climate-controlled storage units are self storage units kept at temperatures between 50 and 80 degrees to protect your sensitive belongings from extreme hot and cold temperatures. These storage units are indoors, and the temperature is controlled by the self storage facility staff.
Whether or not you need a climate-controlled self storage unit depends on a few factors: where you plan on storing, how long you plan on storing, and what you plan on storing.
The region that you plan on storing your belongings in can determine whether or not a climate-controlled storage unit is right for you.
When storing in areas with extremely hot temperatures (parts of the Midwest, Southwest, the Southeast, etc.) and areas with extremely cold temperatures (the pacific northwest, the east north central, etc.), your belongings are at risk of heat damage, melting, expanding, contracting and cracking.
Keep in mind that humidity is a factor to consider as well. Stored belongings in humid weather can potentially grow mold and mildew and can become damaged as well.
If you plan on storing for a month or two during the cooler months, a climate-controlled self storage unit might not be necessary. However, if you plan on storing for a longer period of time, a climate-controlled unit is ideal to protect your belongings through every season. In these cases, it’s better to err on the side of caution so you don’t risk damaging some of your valued belongings.