When you’re looking to provide your belongings with an additional layer of protection, rent climate-controlled storage. While a traditional storage unit offers protection against direct exposure to the elements, the outdoor temperature still influences the space within the unit, potentially putting sensitive items at risk of damage. However, climate-controlled storage can help prevent such damage.
What Is Temperature-Controlled Storage?
Also referred to as temperature-controlled storage, a climate-controlled storage unit is a unit that is heated and air-conditioned. Usually located indoors, these units maintain a more stable range of temperatures all throughout the year. In a climate-controlled storage unit, your belongings aren’t exposed to conditions that are considered extreme, such as freezing temperatures from bitter snowstorms or sweltering heat on the hottest summer days.
Items That Should Be Stored in a Temperature-Controlled Storage Unit
Over time, exposure to extreme conditions can cause wear and tear on many items, even those that were designed to be kept outside. However, there are certain items that tend to be particularly sensitive to the temperature, and exposure to unfavorable conditions can cause these items to crack, warp, fade, melt, wrinkle, or lose their functionality. In the case of these types of belongings, climate-controlled storage can be the best choice.
Items we recommend you store in climate-controlled storage include:
- Delicate fabrics
- Vinyl records
- CDs and DVDs
- Leather goods
- Musical instruments
How To Store Items in a Temperature-Controlled Storage Unit
The main thing to keep in mind when placing your items in a climate-controlled storage unit is airflow. Because these storage units are heated and cooled just like your home or office, you want the air to circulate evenly throughout the unit.
Therefore, we recommend you give your various belongings some breathing room of their own when you load your unit. Keep some space in between furniture and other items. Doing so can also help prevent damaging your belongings with accidental bumps and scrapes while you move things around.
We have many other expert tips that we’d be happy to share with you! Check out our list of storage and packing tips to learn more.
Temperature-Controlled Storage at a Total Storage Solutions Facility
Climate-controlled storage is a popular feature among renters, and finding a unit in the right size doesn’t have to be a challenge. Many of our storage facilities feature a variety of climate-controlled storage units, among other convenient amenities for you to enjoy. That way, even when you’re storing sensitive items, you can have access to the right type of space.
To rent climate-controlled storage near you, locate a Total Storage Solutions facility and browse the available storage units online to see what’s available.