There are many factors that need to be decided upon when choosing a storage unit: location, price, security and what size storage unit. Deciding what you need to put in storage will determine the size and type of the storage unit that you will need. There are two types of storage units: conventional storage units or climate-controlled storage units, which are usually located inside a finished building. Both types of storage units have their pros and cons depending on the cost and the length of time that you will be renting.
What Does Climate Controlled Storage Mean?
Atlanta summers of high temperatures and humidity are a perfect reason to have a climate controlled storage unit. Climate controlled storage units are either air-conditioned or heated depending on the climate. A unit cannot go below freezing in the winter and above 90 degrees in the summer. Most climate controlled storage units are maintained at 55-80 degrees throughout the year. Some facilities will also offer humidity control, setting their storage units at a 55% humidity level.
The Benefits of Climate Controlled Storage Units
Having the constant temperature in the storage unit will help protect the stored items from damage. High temperature and humidity levels can warp, crack or split wood or leather furniture. High humidity levels can create moisture in electronics, book, paper and clothing which can develop into mold, mildew and rust damaging the items beyond repair. Extreme temperature can also damage business items such as electronics, medical or pharmaceutical supplies and retail inventory.
Climate controlled storage units are more expensive than conventional storage units, but if you are storing items that are sensitive to temperature fluctuations, it is well worth it.
Do I Need Climate Controlled Storage?
If you are storing the following items, then it would be important to ask your storage facility about a climate controlled storage unit:
- Wood or leather furniture
- Medical Supplies
- Musical Instruments
- Important Documents
- Family Heirlooms or Antiques
- Sporting Equipment
- Lawn movers
The Benefit of Conventional Storage
If you will not be storing items that are sensitive to temperature, a conventional storage unit should be just fine for you. Generally, conventional storage units are less expensive than climate controlled storage units, which can make renting a storage unit even more affordable.
If you are storing the following items then it would be okay to rent a conventional outdoor storage unit:
- Water Hoses
- Kitchen items
- Gardening Equipment
- Outdoor Furniture
- Sports Equipment
Storage World Has Climate Controlled and Conventional Storage Units
Storage World offers climate controlled storage units at our locations in Jonesboro, GA and Decatur, GA on Panthersville Rd and Flat Shoals Pkwy. Our storage units range in sizes from the smallest at 5×5 to 15×30. Reserve a storage unit with Storage World today!