29 Mar Benefits of Climate-Controlled Storage Units
If you are looking for a storage unit, you may notice that there are many options available. Why would people choose climate-controlled storage units over non-climate-controlled units and what are the main benefits of having a climate-controlled unit? To understand the benefits, we must first go over each type.
Non-climate-controlled storage units
Non-climate controlled storage units do not have the ability to regulate the temperature and humidity levels. These levels will naturally vary depending on the weather and the time of year. If you live in a state that receives a large amount of rain or the temperatures fluctuate, this type of unit may not be a good fit for you. Non-climate-controlled units are typically cheaper than climate-controlled units, but your belongings may be at risk of damage because of the weather conditions. Over time, extreme heat can cause fabrics and other belongings to have mildew. Without having the option to control the humidity or airflow, the air within the unit can become very hot and humid resulting in your belongings smelling musty.
Climate-controlled storage units
You can be confident that your belongings will be protected from extreme weather conditions with climate-controlled units. Most units are kept between the temperatures of 65-72 degrees Fahrenheit. These specific units are designed to maintain a consistent temperature and humidity level, which can be important for protecting your belongings from damage such as mildew and pests. In some areas, climate control units may also include air filtration systems that can help keep dust out of your unit. When checking for a climate-controlled unit, be sure to check where the air ventilation is entering the unit and ensure that it is truly a climate-controlled unit as opposed to one that may just be advertised as one.
Do I need climate-controlled storage?
Some items need to be kept in a space where the air and humidity can be regulated to ensure their quality. These are a few examples of those items: documents, electronics, leather goods, musical instruments, photos, art, jewelry, furniture, antiques, and clothing. Consider paying for the extra commodity to ensure that your belongings are safe, especially the sentimental items that can not be replaced.
Pros and Cons of Climate Controlled Storage
- circulated air and controlling the temperature allows the humidity to be kept under control, having a furnace produce enough airflow and controlling the temperature is essential
- helps protect belongings from moisture damage, especially for summer months that are very high in humidity levels, your belongings have the best chance of being protected
- Tip – using blocks or something on the floor to allow the air to flow underneath your belongings will be helpful as well
- climate-controlled storage units tend to cost a little bit more than storage units that are not climate-controlled
- in some locations, the sizes of climate-controlled storage units may differ from non-climate-controlled units
When looking for storage, be sure to do your research and find the unit that is best for you and your belongings. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact our office and one of our storage experts will be more than happy to assist you in finding the perfect storage unit for you.