In recent years climate (temperature) controlled storage units have become a more readily available option for consumers. A well maintained storage unit that is not climate controlled continues to meet the needs of most people shopping for storage. However, for some a climate controlled storage unit is the best way to meet their needs.
The definition of climate controlled storage varies among storage companies, but the most common difference between climate controlled storage and temperature controlled storage is humidity. Temperature controlled facilities usually only manage temperature, while climate controlled facilities may manage both temperature and humidity. Both humidity and temperature work together to control moisture levels in a storage space.
Climate controlled facilities use high quality HVAC systems (heating, ventilation and air conditioning), customizable thermostats and heavy-duty insulation to manage temperature and humidity. Air conditioners are very effective at dropping humidity levels. Our main climate facility utilizes a redundant heating and cooling system for protection against mechanical failure. We have installed two heating and cooling systems to best meet your storage needs.
Air flow is extremely important. Our main storage facility circulates the air within the storage space 24/7. The climate units are also vented to allow optimum airflow.
Questions to ask yourself when considering a climate controlled storage unit:
- Does the air temperature where you are storing items drop below 32 degrees or rise above 90 degrees Fahrenheit?
- Is the storage facility in a high-humidity climate?
- Do any of your possessions have high sentimental or cash value?
- Will you need to visit the unit frequently and require comfortable conditions?
- Can I afford the extra monthly cost for this type of unit?
A Climate-controlled storage unit is kept at a temperature between 55 and 85 degrees (F). In general, climate-controlled storage is beneficial for storing valuable or environmentally-sensitive items. Climate-controlled storage units are almost always indoor, and with stable temperatures and humidity levels, your valuables will be better protected from damage in long-term storage.
What kinds of belongings are typically kept in a climate controlled storage unit?
- Product samples that a corporate sales representative needs to properly store
- Medical equipment
- Sensitive electronics
- Heirloom furniture that cannot be replaced
- Items of extreme sentimental value
- Important financial or legal documents
- Vinyl records
Our climate controlled storage facilities are located in Appleton. If you are in the market for a climate controlled storage unit (or storage in Appleton or Neenah), please give us a call to find out our current availability at 920-734-1265.