Why is Climate Control so Important When it Comes to Storage?


We can’t stress enough how important climate control can be when storing your belongings. Living in a region with four seasons and drastic weather changes can make it even more difficult to protect items from the elements. This is why we created a storage facility that not only helps you store your extra things, but also keeps them safe + sound while tucked away. From below-freezing temperatures to the dog days of summer, climate control can shield your valuables from many factors.

Depending on how long you plan to store your items, damage can occur when exposed to high temperatures for extended periods of time. Heat exposure can cause warping, cracking, peeling, and even melting to occur. At Store It, we also control humidity levels in our facility, which means your items are safe from excess moisture, mold, and unpleasant odors.

On the opposite side of the coin, cold weather can also be very detrimental to your valuables. Frost and freezing temperatures can cause severe damage to items with liquid in them from engines to batteries. Condensation can also occur from temperature fluctuations which can ruin expensive electronics. Climate-controlled storage assures you can rest easy when temperatures drop.

Climate control can also deter pests like rodents and bugs from getting into your things. Because we control the temperature of our units, they are all indoors. This prevents small nooks and crannies, or an open unit door, from leaving an opening for pests to damage or destroy your stored items. The constant air circulation we use to maintain temperature and humidity also keeps dust and dirt from gathering on your belongings, ensuring you find them exactly how you left them.

If you’re considering a storage unit but aren’t sure which route to take, here are a few items you’ll want to keep in a climate-controlled space: electronics, furniture, clothing/fabric, antiques or collectibles, documents + photos, artwork, and anything with an engine or batteries.

Give yourself peace of mind knowing your items are out of harm’s way while they’re stored. Along with climate control, we provide 24/7 video surveillance, keyless access from your smartphone, and an on-site staff member to provide support. Use our online storage calculator to determine what size unit you’ll need to store your things safely. With no lengthy contracts, we’re here for as long as you need us.