Climate-Controlled Storage

Climate controlled storage units

When summers become blazing and winters icy, the necessity for climate-controlled self storage can be undeniable for those storing certain types of belongings. Fortunately, at Central Self-Storage, many of our facility locations offer climate-controlled units as an option. 

Why Choose Climate Control? 

Climate-controlled storage units maintain a consistent temperature and humidity level, helping to better protect your items from the extremes of heat, cold, and moisture. Climate control can be an excellent solution, particularly for anyone looking to store sensitive items that could be damaged by environmental factors.

Benefits of Climate-Controlled Storage Units

By choosing the right type of climate-controlled unit, you can safeguard your possessions for as long as you need to store them, ensuring they remain in good condition. Some specific advantages of climate control include. 

  • Protection from extreme temperatures. Items like wood furniture can warp or crack in fluctuating temperatures. Climate control keeps the environment more steady.
  • Humidity control. High humidity can cause mold, mildew, and rust. Climate-controlled units prevent these issues by maintaining a dry environment. 
  • Dust and debris reduction. These units are typically inside buildings with sealed and insulated roofs, walls, and floors, which help keep out dust and pests.
  • Improved air quality. The air inside climate-controlled facilities is continuously circulated, which helps to keep it clean and protects your stored items from stale air and odors.

What Should You Store in a Climate-Controlled Unit?

Storage with climate control is ideal for sensitive items such as:

  • Electronics. Devices like TVs, computers, gaming consoles, and stereos are sensitive to extreme temperatures and humidity.
  • Wooden and leather furniture. Items made from natural materials are prone to damage or rot in environments that are too dry or humid.
  • Books, documents, and business records. Paper can warp, yellow, or become illegible due to temperature swings and moisture. That’s why books, personal or business files, and other types of paper items are best suited for a climate-controlled storage solution. 
  • Artwork, collectibles, and decorations. Any art, photographs, décor, or collectibles can quickly deteriorate when exposed to varying climate conditions.
  • Musical instruments and vinyl records. Musicians and record collectors commonly turn to self storage for instruments, vinyl records, and other music items, which are prone to distress from heat, humidity, and temperature fluctuations over the short and long term.
  • Wine. Consider yourself a wine connoisseur? Consider climate-controlled storage as an overflow space to help preserve the quality and taste of your wine collection.

Choosing the Right Unit With Climate Control

When selecting a climate-controlled unit, consider the following.

  • Size. Ensure the unit is large enough to store your items without crowding, as proper air circulation is crucial.
  • Location. Units in the interior of a building typically offer better climate control than those on the exterior.
  • Accessibility. Think about how often you’ll need to access your items, as some climate-controlled facilities offer 24/7 access to the building while others have limited hours.

Find Climate-Controlled Self Storage Near You

Whether you’re a collector, a business owner, or simply in the process of moving homes, climate-controlled storage can be an invaluable resource for protecting your belongings for the short or long term. When seeking a space with climate control that meets your needs, find a Central Self-Storage facility nearest you, then browse our available unit offerings today!