Climate controlled self storage units for rent to the public are of particular value in climates which experiencse both high and low temperatures or high humidity during the year. Very hot weather or frigid cold temperatures can adversely affect some types of property if stored in standard self storage rental units. If your residence or business is located in a geographic area which experiences extremes in weather conditions, climate-controlled storage units provide smart and practical protection for self storage of personal goods or business items.
Climate control storage can cost more to rent than a standard self storage unit. To determine whether the additional cost is justified, it is important to consider two factors. One is the value of what you plan to store. The other is whether or not an item could be replaced if it is altered or damaged. When storing items of sentimental or economic value, the additional cost makes good sense. If your items would be costly and inconvenient to replace, or irreplaceable, it is wise to store them in the safekeeping of a climate controlled facility.
As a rule of thumb, the object of climate controlled storage is to maintain a constant 55–80° temperature. Maintaining a controlled environment protects items from damage like warping and rust, among others, as well as preventing infiltration from insects and rodents. Mold, mildew, and bacteria growth are also prevented, which is a major benefit in humid areas. The enclosed design of these facilities also provides greater protection from dust, dirt, and flooding.