climate-controlled storageIf you are planning to rent a storage unit, you will need to decide on the size and type of unit that will best suit your needs. There are two main types of storage units – standard storage and climate controlled storage. Since a climate controlled storage unit includes heating and cooling, it will be more costly than a standard unit. Even though it is more costly, it may be the right choice for you under certain circumstances.

One of the things to consider is what items you plan to store in your unit. If you have items that would be unaffected by heat, cold or humidity, it is not as important to have climate controlled storage. What you may not realize, however, is that there are a number of items that could be adversely affected by the elements. Electronics are one example, as humidity can cause inner components to rust, which will ruin them or cost you a pretty penny for repairs. Other items can also be damaged by humidity because mold and mildew can result. This could be the case with clothing, books, photographs and fabric furniture. Humidity can also cause warping in items constructed with wood, such as furniture and picture frames. Extreme temperatures can damage many items, as well.

Another reason why you might want to choose climate controlled storage is for your comfort when visiting your unit. If you plan to spend quite a bit of time in the unit, you will be more comfortable if it is properly heated and cooled.

If you are still unsure whether you should choose climate controlled storage or a standard unit, give us a call at 21 North Storage. We offer 24-hour storage access and security for our customers in the Statesville, Mooresville, Troutman, Harmony, Hickory, Maiden and Lake Norman areas.