When searching for 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, and when you should consider renting a climate-controlled unit of your own.
What is Climate-Controlled Storage?
Climate-controlled storage is a type of storage unit we offer at Premium Spaces that is kept at maintained temperatures between 50 and 80 degrees to protect your sensitive belongings from extreme hot and cold temperatures. These units are indoors and the temperature is controlled by the storage facility staff.
Do I Need Climate-Controlled Storage?
The answer to this question depends on a few things: where you plan on storing, how long you plan on storing, and what you plan on storing.
Where Is Climate-Controlled Storage Recommended?
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.
How Long Do You Need Climate-Controlled Storage?
If you plan on storing for a month or two during the cooler months, a climate-controlled 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.
What Items Need Climate-Controlled Storage?
Before you decide to rent your storage unit, think about the items you plan on storing. Some items that are best stored in a climate-controlled unit are:
- Electronics such as TVs, gaming systems, computers, cameras, and speakers
- Artwork and musical instruments
- Documents and old photographs
- Furniture made of wood and leather
- Collectibles and antiques
Anything that might get damaged if exposed to extreme temperatures should be stored in a climate-controlled storage unit.
Find Your Climate-Controlled Unit at Premium Spaces
When renting a storage unit, you don’t want to have to worry about the weather and its possible effects on your belongings. With our climate-controlled storage units at Premium Spaces, you won’t have to. Offered in a wide range of unit sizes, you’ll be sure to find the climate-controlled unit that best suits your needs. Find a Premium Spaces facility near you to get started or rent your unit online now!