Climate Controlled self storage, there are two reasons why you use it:
- Because you want it
- Because you need it
Climate Controlled storage units are generally the most expensive type of unit to rent because they are heated and air conditioned to stay between 65 to 74 degrees. This makes them ideal for storing all sorts of household goods, business records, and samples and any other items you wish to pamper. Think of it as a never-ending day at the spa for your belongings. They will always be at a comfortable temperature and never have to sweat in high humidity.
Some self storage facilities that do not offer Climate Controlled storage lockers will tell you that there is never a need for it. The truth is that for certain items you do need it or you may just prefer to have it. Some people decide that they would rather pay the extra cost for Climate Controlled to know that their items will kept in a safe and secure place with no varying temperatures and very low humidity, almost as though they never left their homes. This method is preferred so there is never any question about, “Is this type of storage safe for my stuff?”
So when do you need Climate Controlled storage? Anytime you are storing items that are antiques, family heirlooms, temperature sensitive materials or product samples temperature control is best. This creates an atmosphere with little change and therefore will give less opportunity for your items to change. Below is a list of items that prefer to be kept in Climate Controlled storage:
- Paintings and photos
- Family Heirlooms
- Musical Instruments
- Leather, Suede, and other sensitive materials
- LPs, Cassettes, Record Players
- Expensive furniture
Hopefully, now you have a better idea of what size and type of storage locker you may need. In our next post, we’ll cover the next steps once you’ve selected a storage facility, size, and type. There will be tips and questions you may want to ask while going through the move-in process.