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Climate controlled storage

Admin | Jul 17, 2020

The humidity level or temperature variations in a given location is termed as the climate control in that particular area. In our situation, it is indoor storage. It needs humidifiers and not just air conditioning. Although the official climate control requirement in the storage industry seems undeveloped, it is widely accepted that a climate controlled storage facility should maintain temperature levels from 55 ° to 78 ° F and moisture levels from no more than 55%.

Climate control involves controlling both humidity and temperature, while temperature regulation only requires controlling temperature. The air-conditioned storage facilities usually come with a dehumidifier and HVAC systems.

Customers who rent climate controlled storage units for their needs will also have peace of mind. Others appreciate the extra luxury of an afternoon transferring boxes and appliances by a temperature controlled unit. First indoor climate control units were introduced to public storage two decades ago to satisfy consumer demand.  Currently, 40% of our internal storage units are climate controlled.

Other products that may involve an indoor storage environment regulated by climate include high-end paintings, delicate or antique fabrics, paper objects like books, periodicals, appliances, CDs, records, and antique wood furnishings. Please notice that, according to our leasing arrangement, we will not allow them in PODS bins, PODS recommends storing valuable items because they are fine art or perishable goods.

If you move or store your items, remember that they will not be protected during transport by climate control. And even though you want to pay a premium for air conditioned storage, your item's temperatures and humidity will still be exposed outside of the usual range.

Keep in mind that moisture levels may be just 55% in climate controlled storage. A moisture level below 55% would better accommodate certain items like paper articles and certain metals in an environment. And it doesn't guarantee that your things are safe only because you opt for climate-controlled storage.

What should I need to consider when climate storage consolidates?

It is also important to be aware that if you are convinced you need climate-controlled storage, there is no formal industry norm for climate control or regulations. Sadly, many indoor storage facilities may be advertising that they have 'climate controlled' storage units, but they are limited to using a fan in their storage units (no joke!). Ensure that the storage facilities are expected to follow their unique temperature and environment requirements and to ensure that they are following these guidelines. 

The storage operators may not be held legally liable for damage to the items even when a storage facility is declared to be climate controlled. Carefully read the rental agreement! You will possibly find a disclaimer claiming that while the storage facilities make fair attempts to prevent high temperatures, the damaged goods are not liable.

Asides from asking several questions about your storage business, it's just important to check your products carefully before you load your goods, for the moisture or mildew in your store, to ensure that your products are safe from mold and mildew.

Can you enlist the Benefits of the Climate Controlled Storage?

High temperatures in many U.S. regions that lead to havoc on products in self storage units. Daytime temperatures are consistently high during the summer in parts of the South and North. Of course, for many things, this heat is not healthy.

In contrast, customers will own goods that are prone to conditions well below winter freezes in the Northern States. Climate control systems can hold your products safely throughout the year and maintain moisture levels that prevent mold and mildew development. 

How much cost does the Climate Controlled Storage take?

The cost of self-storage rentals with climate control varies widely, 20-50% higher than conventional accommodation. All is supply and demand-dependent. Typically up to 35% to 50% adds up to the extra cost of climate control, usually referred to as a "climate control premium." A regular 10/10 air-conditioning model can cost $140 a month of leasing, while a model without air-conditioning can cost $90.

Final verdict about Climate Controlled Storage

If you live in an environment of extreme heat, extreme cold, or high humidity, your stored objects are better protected by climate controlled storage units. Where you store sensitive objects or intend to store your products long-term, it is recommended that you store them in climate control units regardless of your environment.

 

FAQs

  • Why Get a Climate Controlled Unit?

As air-conditioned storage facilities constantly recycle the air, the air stays clean. You don't need to open your unit to get some fresh air. Air quality should be high on the priority list for storing sensitive electronics or papers.

  • What is climate controlled storage?

Self storage units with a controlled climate have regulated temperature and humidity to ensure the health of your products. No air conditioning is available for storage units without climate control.

  • Do I need climate controlled storage?

If you live in an environment where the temperature is high or storage objects are especially vulnerable, climate controlled storage typically costs extra for securing and keeping your mind calm.

  • How much does climate controlled storage cost?

Climate controlled self-control typically costs around 35 to 50 percent more than an air conditioning unit. Climate control standard 10 to 10 storage units will cost $140 a month to rent.

  • What does climate controlled storage mean?

The main sound of climate-controlled storage is the storage of valuable and sensitive products, which allows the temperature to create an ideal environment.  Climatic units are also often known as temperature controlled units.

  • How will climate controlled storage be stored?

The climate-controlled storage units maintain a steady temperature throughout the year. Some systems also have better moisture control. Nonetheless, for sensitive objects such as antiquities, musical instruments, electronics, or fine art, climate-controlled storage is sufficient and highly recommended.

  • Should you stay in a storage unit with climate control?

Living in a climate controlled storage unit is not secure or lawful, but for many reasons. It's rare but not unheard of to support homeless people. You are most likely to be expelled automatically if you get caught live in a storage unit.

  • Is climate controlled storage worth it?

Are climatically controlled storage benefits worth the extra cost? Climate controlled storage systems keep the temperature stable throughout the year. Some systems also have better moisture control. Such solutions can be more costly, but storing other valuables can offer more peace of mind. 

  • What is a climate controlled storage unit?

Climate control in a self storage unit means that specific storage units are temperature-controlled to maintain within a temperature range to avoid excessive heat or cold sensitive objects.

  • How important is climate controlled storage?

As air-conditioned storage facilities constantly recycle the air, the air stays clean. You don't need to open your unit to get some fresh air. Air quality should be high on the priority list for storing sensitive electronics or papers.