If you live in an area where temperatures are extreme, from freezing to excessive heat, or if you have items that are valuable and are temperature sensitive, climate controlled storage may be the best option for you when it comes to storing your business or household goods. Remember items like electronics, wines, furs, documents, wood, leather, and much more can be destroyed if not kept in the proper temperature setting. If you live in a geographical area that is generally humid, your items can warp, crack, or split from moisture if the temperature is too hot or cold. Bacteria, mold, and other species can grow on your items over certain lengths of time if not properly stored. Bees, Wasps, Mice, etc can also be attracted to areas that are not a climate controlled storage environment.
Many self storage facilities offer climate controlled storage units, that also have humidity control, this is also very important. Temperatures should generally range between 58-80 degrees, avoiding freezing levels, and anything in excess of 80 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s best to check with the storage facility to make sure temperatures are constant and not fluctuating more than 5-10 degrees at a time. The temperature in most climate controlled storage facilities is generally maintained by indirect heat, rather than heaters, or air conditioners in each unit. The big thing in any climate controlled self storage unit is that the temperature and humidity is consistent.
Along with protection for you furniture, remember a climate controlled storage facility can ease the process of moving whether it is a scorcher outside, or freezing with below zero temperatures. Climate controlled self storage can be a little more comfortable for whoever is doing the moving. So to recap, check with the storage facility first, find out what options they have for climate control, humidity levels, and restrictions before you make your self storage decision.