There are many factors to consider when finding the right storage unit for your prized possessions. For some, all that matters is where the units are located and if they are secure. For others, it is important that the units are climate controlled. Certain products do not age well when exposed to fluctuations in temperature and moisture. A climate-controlled facility will provide consistent moisture and temperature control to ensure that your belongings are preserved.
Advantages of Climate Control
Heat can damage just about any type of belonging you may want to store at a facility. The summer months in Pasadena are particularly dangerous for pictures, wood products, videotapes, and books. Storing your products in a space that will never reach extreme temperatures will ensure that they are protected and preserved for when you need them again.
Don’t Forget to Control the Humidity
Climate control does not begin and end with temperature. It is important to find a facility that controls the humidity of the storage units as well. Ideally, you want your storage room to stay around 55 percent humidity at all times. Any higher, and your furniture may warp and your photos may begin to stick together. Your electronics, musical instruments, and artwork may become permanently damaged as well.
If you have these types of belongings in storage, you should search for a unit that actively dehumidifies the air. Cooling the air with air conditioning is not enough. A dehumidifier will keep the moisture levels low enough to protect your items.
Is It Worth the Cost?
Storage units that provide climate control, including humidity control, are typically a little more expensive than units with no climate control. If you are only storing clothes or metal and plastic products, it may not matter to you if the space experiences extreme temperatures. You also may not need a climate-controlled unit if you only plan on storing your items for a couple of months. However, if you are storing belongings that matter to you for a prolonged period of time, it is well worth your money to get a climate-controlled unit. This is especially true if you are storing irreplaceable items that are sensitive to heat and moisture.
Finding the Right Place
At STORBOX, we have both climate controlled and traditional non-climate controlled units. Our facility even has a cool roof to provide cooler environments for all of our units.