Climate Controlled Storage
We offer customers insulated, climate controlled units* of all sizes for businesses or individuals who want to store their belongings but need protection against extreme variances in temperature, and humidity. Climate controlled units are the perfect solution for individuals storing furniture, fabric or any other belongings that need extra protection against the elements.
*Not all facilities offer climate controlled units. Check a location near you to see if they offer these amenities.
What is Climate Controlled Storage?
Severe hot or cold weather can damage items stored in storage units. Important documentation for your home or business, computer equipment and electronics, wood or leather furniture, photographs, books, clothing, artwork, and other valuable possessions can be destroyed if not properly protected. If you live or work in a geographic area with these weather conditions, climate-controlled storage units provide the ideal solution for storing your personal or business-related items.
Climate control maintains a steady temperature of 55–80° using central air conditioning and heat. Maintaining a controlled environment prevents:
- Warping, cracking, and splitting
- Rust, yellowing, and corrosion
- Mold, mildew, and bacteria overgrowth
- Infestation of wasps, mice, termites, and other vermin
Climate-controlled storage units are typically part of a finished building with indirect heating and cooling (compared to air conditioners or heaters within individual units). The enclosed environment of these buildings can also provide increased protection from dust, dirt, and flooding. It also provides a pleasant temperature while you are retrieving, or organizing your stored belongings. In most cases there is an additional cost for climate control; however, it is ultimately an excellent return on investment in loss protection.
How to Choose a Climate-Controlled Space
Step 1: Consider Your Geographic Area
As a general rule, the temperature in climate-controlled storage units should not fall below freezing in the winter, or rise above 90°F (32°C) in the summer. If the geographic area where you live or work exceeds 90 degrees in the summer but does not freeze in the winter, air-conditioning would be a viable option to consider. Same with only extreme cold temperatures – a heated storage unit would work well. If your area experiences both extreme hot and cold temperatures, climate control may provide the best benefit.
Step 2: Consider the Type/Value of Items You Plan to Store
Some items are more sensitive to temperature fluctuations than other items. Certain wooden furniture, fabrics, electronics, and other materials may warp or breakdown due to extreme conditions. If you are storing these types of items, climate control may be a valuable option. Also, if you are storing higher priced, valuable items, it may be wiser to store in climate controlled units to prevent any damage due to weather conditions.