You may have decided to rent a self storage unit, but the harder question then becomes — do I need climate controlled storage? Are the benefits of climate controlled storage worth the added cost? Climate controlled storage units maintain a consistent temperature range all year round. Some units even offer enhanced humidity control. While these options may be more expensive, they can offer peace of mind when storing certain valuable or sensitive items.
Basic self storage is sufficient for a lot of different household, business, or yard items. However, climate controlled storage is necessary and highly recommended for sensitive items like antiques, fine furniture, musical instruments, electronics, or fine art. If you’re going to be placing items like these in storage, you’ll want to consider all the advantages of a c.c. unit, a humidity controlled unit, or a unit with both features.
Here are some benefits of climate controlled storage that will help you make the right decision for your storage situation.
- Protection from extreme temperatures
- Protection from high humidity
- Comfort during use
- Added security
In many parts of the country, temperatures can climb above 100 degrees in the summer and drop below freezing in the winter. If you live in a climate that experiences drastic temperature changes, you may want to protect your items from the damaging effects of extreme temperatures.
Sensitive items like wood furniture, antiques, and musical instruments can suffer from warping, splitting, or cracking due to the constant change in temperature. Additionally, items like fine art, books, or business records can also be damaged due to the highs and lows of temperature change and extreme humidity.
If you question whether or not your items need to be stored in a climate controlled environment, our experts at SI Safe Storage will be happy to assist you with that decision.