If you’re looking into renting a storage unit, you may be wondering if one with climate control is right for you. This article will help you decide if you need a climate-controlled storage unit in your life!
Climate-Controlled Storage Basics
Climate-controlled storage is a great way to store belongings in a consistent environment that protects from exposure to extreme temperatures. Most often these storage units are maintained at room temperature, so they will never go to freezing or above 85 degrees. Sometimes, humidity control will also be included in climate control, keeping your items protected from too much moisture in the air.
So…Do I Need Climate-Controlled Storage?
It depends on what you need stored! If you’re looking to safeguard some everyday items for a short amount of time or are storing items during milder weather, you probably don’t need climate control. But if you’re storing for a longer period of time, or storing certain items, it’s something you’ll want to look into. You may want to consider climate control for items like:
- Photos – Temperature fluctuations can cause photos to fade.
- Artwork – Paintings can crack when exposed to extreme temperatures.
- Antiques – Fragile and old pieces of furniture, art, or toys can be damaged in extreme cold or heat.
- Collectibles – If you’re looking to store items with a high sentimental value, the safest place to store them is in climate-controlled storage.
- Electronics – Extreme heat or cold can shorten the life of electronics, or ruin them completely.
- Paper documents and books – Extreme temperatures can fade the ink, and any amount of humidity could mean they get soft and moldy.
- Cosmetics – Heat and cold will melt, crack, or dry out cosmetics to the point they won’t be usable.
- Wood furniture – Wood will expand and crack in extreme heat, and humidity can cause wood to warp and potentially grow mold.
Climate-controlled storage comes with quite a few benefits. Let’s go over the top three:
Protection from Extreme Temperature
The most obvious, and the biggest benefit, is protection from extreme temperature. In Colorado, we are no strangers to wide temperature ranges. We have hot summers temps and freezing winter temps. To protect your items from the damaging effects of extreme temperatures, a temperature-controlled storage unit is going to be your best friend.
As mentioned above, sensitive items like wood furniture, antiques, and paper products can suffer warping, cracking, and fading due to constant changes in temperature. With a storage unit kept at a consistent temperature, your items won’t have to go through any temperature shocks and be damaged.
Better Air Quality
It’s common to not think about air quality when shopping for a storage unit. But air quality is an important factor to think about.
With a climate-controlled unit, the air is continuously circulated, meaning the air remains clean and fresh. This prevents you from needing to open your unit just to air it out and prevent any stale odors. Temperature control along with better air quality helps create an ideal environment for your most fragile possessions, such as electronics, artwork, and photographs.
Perfect for Storage as Long as You Need
When you put household items into storage, you don’t always know how long they’re going to stay in there. You might think you only need storage for a short time, but it may turn out not to be the case. For example, your new home may be great, but a little smaller than your old place. After you move, you may realize your possessions need to stay in storage longer than you first anticipated.
With a climate-controlled storage unit, your belongings will be safe and secure from environmental changes no matter how long you need to store them. Having your items in a place with climate controls can give you more flexibility as you make decisions about moving, unpacking, or anything else.
Your Storage Solution
Climate-controlled storage is the perfect option for protecting your more sensitive items. At All Secure Storage, our climate-controlled units are coming soon and will be able to offer you the temperature protection you need! For the time being, our conventional storage units are available, affordable, and secure. We have a variety of sizes, so you’ll be able to find the perfect size for your needs. We are the go-to storage provider for the Western Slopes. With a convenient location in Montrose, we’ve got your storage needs covered.