As you research different storage facilities to put your stuff into, you may notice that a lot of them advertise themselves as climate-controlled storage. But what does that mean? First of all, we can tell you that the storage facility can’t control the weather – outside at least.
Climate-controlled storage can prevent all sorts of damage to furniture, clothes, electronics, artwork, and antiques. As many people have learned too late, moisture from humidity can severely damage a lot of things through warping and mold. Excessive cold can cause cracking. In a climate-controlled facility, the temperature and humidity will never rise or fall beyond a certain level thus protecting your valuables while they are in storage.
You might need a climate-controlled storage unit if you are planning on storing furniture or clothes, interested in long-term storage, thinking of using mini-storage, or considering using a portable storage unit for your move or home remodeling. If you live in a region where there is a lot of rain and humidity, climate-controlled storage is also your best bet.
When you are getting ready to place your stuff in storage, determining whether or not you actually need a climate-controlled solution will depend on a couple of factors. Ask yourself the following questions:
- What are you storing? Will the elements cause damage?
- How long are you planning to store your stuff?
- What is your budget? (Climate-controlled storage units usually cost more.)