Climate-Controlled Storage FAQ

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When seeking out a storage unit, there will be one big thing you will have to choose: do you need climate control, or do you just need a standard unit? If you believe you should have a unit that has a stable temperature, you likely have a few things you want to know about and understand. Here are a few of the most common FAQ about this particular kind of storage.

Do you get the ability to actually pick the climate of your unit?

Depending on the facility, you may actually get to choose the climate for your own unit. However, some places do not have individual climate control; instead, they have all units inside a building and all units are held at the same temperature. If you have specific temperature and humidity needs for the items you intend to store, it is obviously best to find units that give you your own thermostat so you can have control. But for most items, a generally consistent, low-humidity setting does suffice. For example, if you plan to store wooden furniture or musical instruments, an ambient temp with low humidity will be fine. 

Is it true most climate-controlled storage units are smaller in size?

It is true that it is a bit rarer for climate-controlled units to be large. Most people looking for climate-controlled storage just need something of a standard size, and storage facility owners tend to cater most to the typical consumer demand. However, it is not impossible to find a facility with units that are consistent temperatures of varying sizes. Therefore, you should have no problem finding what you need if you are willing to take the time to do so, whether it is a small unit or a large one.

Can climate-controlled units be outdoor accessible?

Some climate-controlled units have outdoor access. However, it is more common to find these units that are indoor access. Indoor access offers an added layer of security for stored items, and it is far easier to heat and cool contained units. 

What types of items usually get stored in these types of units?

As already noted, many people choose temperature control because they have something like wooden furniture or musical instruments. A few other things that tend to land in these units include paper documents, photographs, food or food ingredients, or other items prone to damage due to variating temperatures and humidity levels.