If you’re looking to rent a storage unit for your belongings, you’ve probably heard the term “climate-controlled” storage. But what exactly is it? Do you need one of these units, and why? This type of storage is more expensive than traditional self-storage, so some renters shy away at the higher price. But climate control is necessary for many items to retain their worth. Read on to find out when to rent a climate-controlled storage unit and how it will keep your stored items safe!
Whether it’s freezing or super-hot temperatures, harsh weather can really take a toll on your belongings. Climate control in a storage unit keeps the weather milder using the facility’s HVAC system. Most facilities aim for between 40 and 90 degrees to ensure temperatures aren’t too extreme. Climate control also helps keep the humidity stable, usually around 50%-65%. This ensures that your items retain their value—monetary and sentimental.
Storing any of the above items? Consider the climate in your town, as well as when and how long you’ll be storing said belongings. If, say, you’re storing your furniture for only a month while you renovate your home, and it’s during a consistently mild season, you may not have to shell out the extra money for a climate-controlled unit. But if you live in an area with harsher seasons (cold, hot, humid, or all three), and you’re going to be storing the items for a longer period of time, you will definitely want to go with climate control.
Now that you know exactly when to rent a climate-controlled storage unit, are you looking for the right facility for you? Eastway Storage Center makes self-storage easy. If you live in southwest Missouri, come check out our facilities. We have multiple unit sizes, ranging from cozy 5 x 10s to units large enough to store an RV. We’re secure, accessible, and have units for every budget. Give us a call today at 417-864-7867. We would be happy to help you find the right storage unit for your needs!