Enjoying More Storage Space

Why Climate Controlled-Storage Is Important

by Madison Holland

When you are looking for a storage unit, there are some things that you know you need to pay attention to. You know you are going to need to get a self-storage unit that is large enough for your items. You also know you want security, convenience, the right price, and terms that work for you. However, you may not realize that climate control can be a very important thing to consider. Some people assume every storage unit would automatically be climate-controlled, but this is not always the case. Other people don't realize that some of the items they may be storing. Here is more on storage units with climate control and why this should matter to you: 

A basic introduction to climate-controlled storage

Storage units that don't have climate control can get very hot, very cold, and extremely humid inside the unit. Each one of these things can cause damage to items that people often store. When a storage unit is climate-controlled, it will be kept at a mild temperature and the humidity level will always be controlled. This means you will be storing your things in an environment that won't be damaging to them. 

It's better to be safe than sorry 

When it comes to renting a storage unit, it's a good idea to make sure you are renting one with climate control, even if to the best of your knowledge you aren't storing anything that would really require it. If you are wrong about some of the items you are storing, then you may find this out when it's too late and some of your belongings have been damaged. However, by renting a climate-controlled unit that you don't know if you need or not, you will have peace of mind that your items are safe. Also, you will have a more comfortable storage unit for you to visit each time you have to go there to access something that you have stored. 

Many things should be stored in a climate-controlled storage

Once you learn about just some of the many different types of things that really should be kept in a climate-controlled environment, then you may determine this is more important than you had imagined. Some of the many items you want climate-controlled storage for include: 

  • Wood furniture

  • Cushions and mattresses

  • Metal appliances, machinery, and equipment

  • Tools

  • Musical instruments

  • Photographs

  • Books

  • Vinyl records

  • Electronics

  • Leather items

  • Paper items

  • Artwork

  • Wine 

  • Antiques

  • Makeup

  • Perfumes

  • Skincare products


Now that you have more information on climate-controlled units, you see why it's a better idea to make sure you rent one even if you aren't sure you need one.

For more information, reach out to a self-storage business, such as Route 88 Storage.