When choosing a self storage facility, there are many factors to consider before signing a lease on a storage unit. You will need to decide what you have to store, where you need to store it and how much you are willing to pay for storage. After choosing the storage facility that fits your storage needs, the next step is to choose the size and type of storage unit that your items will require. The size and type of the belongings that will be stored will influence the size of storage unit that you will rent. There are two types of self storage units: conventional (also known as non-climate controlled) or climate-controlled storage units. Both types of storage units have their pros and cons depending on the cost and the length of time that you will be renting.
A climate controlled or temperature controlled storage unit is located on a floor in a finished building or within an area where the temperature range can be controlled. Climate controlled self storage units are typically kept in a temperature range between 50 and 80 degrees..
If you are planning on storing over a longer period of time and live in an area with extreme temperatures, then renting a climate controlled storage unit would be recommended. Most stored items can tolerate fluctuating temperatures, but there are certain things that may require a more controlled environment. High temperatures can warp, crack or split wood or leather furniture or moisture can develop on electronics, books, documents and clothing which can cause damage to the items over a long period of time. Business items such as electronics, medical or pharmaceutical supplies and retail inventory should also be placed in temperature or climate controlled storage units.
Placing delicate belongings in a climate controlled storage environment will give you peace of mind that your belongings will be protected from possible damage from extreme hot and cold.Store Here offers a variety of storage unit sizes from 5’x5’ to 10’x30’ in both climate controlled storage units and non-climate controlled units at most of our 30 self storage facilities. Ask one of our storage professionals about the benefits of renting a temperature controlled self storage unit for your belongings.