3 Reasons To Choose A Climate Controlled Storage Unit

Self storage units present the ideal solution if you inherit items that you don't have room for in your home, are downsizing and need a long-term place to keep belongings, or if you are going on an extended trip and want to securely store everything that you own. When deciding on a self storage unit, you will have to determine if you want to rent a traditional storage unit or a climate controlled storage unit. There are many reasons to opt for a climate controlled unit. 

1. The Storage Unit Is In An Extreme Climate.

If you live in an area that has extremely cold, long winters or excessively hot summers, choosing a climate controlled storage unit may be a good idea. Many household items, such as wood furniture, electronics, photographs, books, and documents may not do well in extreme temperatures. Wood furniture may buckle or crack, photos can become discolored, and documents may dry out and disintegrate. When you rent a climate controlled storage unit, you can rest assured that all of your belongings will be exposed to a constant air temperature to keep them safe.

2. Humidity Could Damage Your Belongings.

When it comes to storing items in a self storage unit, high humidity can cause a lot of problems if the unit is not climate controlled. In a traditional storage unit located in a very humid area, pests, mold, and mildew can all be serious issues. The last thing you want is to leave your items in a storage unit, and return a few months later to discovered rotting wood furniture, or mold or mildew growing on your belongings. A climate controlled storage unit prevents these problems by keeping the unit at a set temperature, and minimizing humidity within the unit.

3. The Belongings Being Stored Have High Monetary or Sentimental Value.

Some people use storage units to store household items that are easily replaced if they are damaged. In these cases, a traditional self storage unit may be just fine. But if you are planning on storing belongings that are either very high in monetary value, or have great sentimental value and can't be replaced, it is worth the small extra expense to choose a climate controlled storage unit for your peace of mind. In addition to the unit being kept at a constant temperature, it is not uncommon for climate controlled storage units to be located inside buildings, and raised off the ground, greatly lowering the chance of any flooding from strong storms or snow melting. 

For more information about storage, contact a company like Falmouth Self Storage.