Benefits of Storing in a Climate Controlled Storage Unit

Benefits of Storing in a Climate Controlled Storage Unit

February 24,2021
Benefits of Storing in a Climate Controlled Storage Unit

When deciding to rent a self-storage unit, most people tend to go for a basic storage unit compared to a climate controlled unit. A basic storage unit is great if you plan to store ordinary household items but climate controlled storage is necessary and highly recommended for sensitive items like antiques, musical instruments, electronics, or fine art.


If you’re going to be placing items like these in storage, it's well worth considering how beneficial a climate controlled unit can be to you. The additional costs may seem worrisome but they can offer more peace of mind when storing certain valuables. Let's take a closer look at the various benefits you can obtain by opting for climate controlled storage for your possessions.


Protection from extreme temperatures

If you live in a climate that experiences drastic temperature changes (like we do here in Ontario), it is worth considering how you wish to protect your items from the damaging effects of extreme temperatures. Items in a basic storage unit are much more likely to get damaged by temperature, especially furniture and antiques. Your items may see forms of warping, splitting, or cracking transpire when left alone. A climate controlled storage unit prevents this by regulating your items at a constant temperature.


Safety from outside elements

Baic storage units are often placed outside in a warehousing area. While the items are protected, dust and dirt can still track in. Climate-controlled storage units are often placed inside buildings with sealed and insulated roofs, walls, and floors. This prevents any sort of dirt or debris from occurring in your storage unit. You’ll find your items just the way you left them no matter how long you store them.


Supply of clean air

Most people don't consider air quality when deciding on storage units. However, for the storage of sensitive electronics or documents, having good air quality can help avoid damage and preserve them. Air quality plays a vital role in the prevention of deterioration of goods. A standard storage unit isn’t sealed the same way an indoor climate controlled unit is. A climate controlled unit has additional sealing and insulation and has a continuous circulation of air. This ensures that the air remains clean within your unit. Humidity control also plays a huge role in keeping your items safe. A humidity controlled storage unit will keep paper-based items free from moisture and thus will never suffer any damage from mold.


A relaxed peace of mind

 In the short run, a basic storage unit is a good and safe way to store your everyday items but if you plan to store items for a long period of time, the added benefits of a climate controlled unit are hard to ignore. While climate controlled storage usually costs more than traditional storage, they offer you the guarantee that your antiques and valuables will be safe no matter what. Regardless of the weather and season, you can have peace of mind, knowing you won't have to worry about your belongings.


If you plan to get a storage unit, you should consider the items you plan to store and the period of time you plan on storing them for. On paper. it may seem as if climate controlled units may just be extra costs, those extra costs can bring safety to your properties and peace of mind for the rest of your life.


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