What is Climate-Controlled Storage?

What is Climate-Controlled Storage?

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.)