It’s easy to assume that the only thing to think about when renting a self-storage unit for the first time is what size unit you’ll need. One of the most common choices is between a standard storage unit and one that is climate-controlled, but there are many more to consider.
To put it simply, climate-controlled storage is heated in the winter and cooled in the summer to maintain a constant, moderate temperature year-round.
What’s the big deal?
Temperature changes can have a detrimental effect on a wide range of products. Customers can rest easy knowing that their storage unit will never get too hot or too cold because of climate control.
Climate-controlled storage removes dust and foreign matter from the air, keeping your items fresher and cleaner. When storing for longer than four months, use mattress and sofa covers or blankets to help keep dust off your furniture and prevent it from adhering to the fibers.
Benefits of Climate Controlled Storage
With 800 TRUCK’s climate-controlled storage, you can rest easy knowing that your valuables are being cared for. To make things even more convenient, we offer both large and small climate-controlled storage units.
Customers of 800 Truck also gain from the following additional features:
- Convenient hours of operation
- Indoor units with drive-up access
- 24/7 video recordings
- Password-protected entry
- Temporary or long-term storage made easy with month-to-month leases.
Tips to prepare your items for climate control:
- Determine what you’ll be storing first.
Your sensitive items will be much easier to move into a self-storage unit if you have a plan in place. Make a list of the things you’ll be storing. Make sure to organize the items into groups so that you can store items that are alike. Everything should be measured, so don’t forget! Because your storage unit has a limited amount of space, it’s critical that you make the most of what you have.
- Prepare Climate-Controlled Storage Space for Your Items
The facility manager should be able to tell you the gate hours and any restrictions on what can be stored before you arrive at the facility. Take a look at your storage unit’s layout and start packing up your belongings. Get valuables off the floor and out of harm’s way by raising furniture or placing it against a wall.
- Choosing the right storage unit.
Despite the fact that you have no control over the weather, you can influence how much your storage unit is impacted by it. A unit facing a hallway or an outside unit in the shade are the best options. These units have a tendency to be drier and cooler.
Climate Controlled Storage FAQs
Do I need a climate-controlled storage unit?
What you’re storing, where you’re storing it, and how long you’re storing it all come into play. If you’re storing temperature-sensitive items for an extended period of time in an area with an extreme climate or high humidity, climate-controlled storage is probably a good idea. Items that are sensitive to temperature extremes on either end of the spectrum can be safely stored in climate-controlled storage units. You can use it to store long-term items like wood and metal furniture, as well as fabric.
What is climate-controlled storage?
Indoor climate-controlled storage units are available at many of our locations. When you reserve an 800 Truck climate-controlled storage unit, we make every effort to keep the unit between 50 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit, thereby reducing your exposure to both extreme cold and extreme heat. This temperature is perfectly fine for the majority of stored items, even if it isn’t always comfortable for you.
Do most storage facilities have climate-controlled storage?
Indoor storage facilities are more likely to have climate-controlled units. Climate control is uncommon in self-storage facilities with only exterior or drive-up storage units.