What is a Climate Controlled Storage

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What is a Climate Controlled Storage

When you’re renting a storage unit for the first time, you might have an option for two different types of storage units. You have the traditional non-climate-controlled unit and the climate-controlled unit. It’s all going to come down to what you plan on storing, so you’ll know if a climate-controlled unit is a necessity for you or not.

A climate-controlled storage unit is a storage unit where the customer can control the temperature in their storage. This feature is excellent for preserving certain items such as wood, clothing, electronics, medical equipment, collectibles, leather, documents, books, photos, antiques, plastic, wax, art pieces, wine, vinyl records, music instruments, sports equipment, bikes, appliances, and makeup. You could get away with storing some of these items short-term and having them still be fine. Even if you live in a mild climate, you’ll want a climate-controlled storage to ensure your item’s longevity.

The temperature of a non-climate-controlled unit can soar above 90 degrees F quickly, especially during the summer. The temperature in the unit ranges from 55 degrees to 85 degrees. Climate control is an excellent feature for hot summers and cold winters. Climate-controlled units are usually indoors, so more padded security from storms will occur. Controlling the temperature helps prevent mold, fungus, and mildew from forming. Even if the climate-controlled unit costs more, it’s worth the investment. Since these units are usually indoors and insulated, there’s less chance of having your items covered in dust, pests, or debris. Most people don’t think about air quality when renting storage. Climate-controlled units usually have excellent air quality that circulates throughout the unit.

Climate-controlled units are generally recommended if you need long-term storage, live in high humidity, store sentimental or expensive items, or live in an area with inconsistent temperatures. A climate-controlled unit will  cost more than a non-climate-controlled unit, and not every storage unit facility has one. Be sure to know the difference between temperature-controlled and climate-controlled units. A temperature-controlled unit only controls the fluctuation, while a climate-controlled unit will control the fluctuation and temperature of the unit. Tellus Self Storage is the perfect place for you to store your items in the climate they need.