When it comes time to choose a storage unit, there are a few important decisions you will need to make, such as how big of a unit you will need and how long you will need it. You’ll also need to decide if you want to use a climate-controlled unit or not. In some cases, the items to be stored will do much better in a climate controlled storage unit, especially here in the desert of Phoenix, Arizona.
Climate controlled units can make a huge difference when you’re dealing with excessive temperatures. They provide protection for your possessions from the elements by maintaining a consistent temperature throughout the year regardless of what the weather is like outside.
Here are just some of the many different items that are better protected in a climate controlled storage unit:
If you have high-end furniture that you are storing temporarily as you move from one home to another, a climate controlled unit will help protect it from heat warp, cracks or even mold.
Paintings, photographs, and some ceramic art should be stored in an environment that is climate controlled. Even if the piece of art itself is able to withstand high temperatures, the frames that hold them may not.
When storing electronics such as computers, stereos, or any other video or audio components, choose a climate controlled unit to ensure they function properly at the end of their time in storage.
Let’s face it, holiday and seasonal decorations are not necessarily cheap these days. When you spend money on beautiful decorations, you’ll want to enjoy them year after year without worrying about them getting ruined while in storage. A climate controlled storage unit is your best bet for keeping holiday decorations looking good each time you need them.
As one of the most temperature sensitive items we might own, musical instruments need to be kept in a climate controlled environment where they will be safe from the heat or cold. Even short term exposure to fluctuating temperature can ruin an instrument forever.
One thing that you need to ask yourself is “How often will I need to access the storage unit?” For some, a storage unit can be used in conjunction with a business to store inventory. Whether or not you have a business, however, if you plan on using your storage unit on a regular basis you might choose a climate controlled unit simply to make your visits more comfortable. Loading and unloading items in the heat during the summer or in the cold of winter can be miserable.
If you still have questions about whether you need a climate controlled unit or not for your storage needs, give Arizona Storage Centers a call at 480-386-6022. We’re happy to discuss your needs and offer our advice.