Whether you are moving or simply trying to find more space in your home, using a storage unit can be extremely helpful. There are roughly 58,000 self storage facilities around the United States, but only some of them are climate control storage units. If you think that climate control is not necessary, you would be surprised to learn that there are many items that actually need to be in climate controlled environment in order to retain their original quality.
Humidity and fluctuating temperatures can do horrendous things to wood and leather. With wood furniture, the wood can warp, bend, crack, or even break under uncontrolled climate conditions. Leather is very sensitive to swings of hot and cold temperatures. The leather can shrink or stretch, leaving it practically ruined.
Wait, you have to store papers in a climate controlled environment? You bet. Humidity can make documents fade, discolor, and dissolve because of the exposure to moisture. Things like tax files, social security cards, birth certificates, deeds, etc., should all be kept in a climate control storage unit.
Household appliances like dishwashers, ovens, refrigerators, and microwaves all need to be in a climate controlled environment, especially if they are in an environment that typically experiences extreme heat or cold. Just because you keep the appliances dry and clean does not mean they are safe. The climate control protects the electronic and mechanical parts from cracking and rust that could cause permanent damage. Climate control can also stop mold and mildew buildup.
If you are moving or need to make more room in your home, a storage unit is a great option. It’s important to keep in mind that climate control is often a must. You don’t want your items to be ruined simply because the storage unit is not under climate control.