There are many different reasons as to why you might decide to rent a storage unit for your belongings. You may need a place to store your belongings while a new house is being built, you may be moving out of the country for a year, moving to a new home, or you may want a small storage unit to store your holiday decorations each year. Whatever the reason may be, we have a storage facility suited to meet all of your needs. Our storage facility is equipped with two types of units: climate controlled storage and non-climate controlled storage. Each comes in various sizes. Knowing the difference between the two will help you decide which is going to be the best option based off of what it is you are storing.
Non-Climate Controlled Storage Unit
Non-climate controlled storage units are your basic storage units. They are not heated or cooled, so whatever the temperature is outside, the storage unit will mirror that temperature. That mean the items you store will be prone to that temperature as well. If it is hot and humid, your items may be affected by the humidity. Non-climate controlled storage units are cheaper than climate controlled storage units. They are great for items like seasonal decorations or tools that you do not find yourself using very often. Most items will fare fine in a non-climate controlled unit. However, just keep in mind that these units are susceptible to extreme temperatures. Non-climate controlled storage units are similar to a household garage. If you wouldn’t want something exposed to summer heat or winter chill, then you should look for a storage facility with climate controlled units.
Climate Controlled Storage Unit
A climate controlled unit is exactly what the name suggests. This type of storage unit is kept at a controlled temperature, typically at 60 degrees fahrenheit in the winter and 75 degrees fahrenheit in the summer. Climate controlled units will not be affected by the weather outside, despite what season it is. In this way, they are kind of like a spare closet that you would have at home because they are protected by a constant temperature. Climate controlled units are good for things like furniture, electronics, or art. These type of things have potential to warp if they are subjected to humidity, for example. These units are a bit pricey than non-climate controlled units, but if you are storing something of value, the benefit outweighs the cost. Ruined furniture is likely to be an expensive fix, compared to a few months of climate controlled storage.
Now that you have a basic understanding of what the difference is between non-climate and climate controlled storage units, you can decide which one is best for you based off of what you are planning to store away. Your decision can vary based off of duration of storage time, value of items being stored, and your budget. If you are still unsure, our staff at U Storage is available to answer any questions that you have! Our storage facility has both types of units in various sizes to meet your storage needs.