Many tenants ask us, “What’s the big deal about climate-controlled self storage? After all, I don’t have to live in my storage unit.”

Because climate-controlled storage often costs a little more than traditional units, many customers choose forgo climate control. They agree that the feature may be a nice convenience for some people, but they don’t see it as a valuable benefit to them. This page is designed to point out some of the benefits of climate-controlled storage and help you decide whether or not the feature is for you.

What Is It?

First of all, we need to define what we mean by climate controlled self storage. At The Lock Up, all of our climate-controlled units are kept at between 55 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit through heating and air conditioning. This is achieved through a commercial HVAC system rather than individually controlled units in each storage space.

Preventative Measures

Many items that seem sturdy can be reduced to worthless pieces of junk after a few harsh summers and winters. For many items, extremes and swings in temperature can cause:

  • Corrosion
  • Cracking
  • Mold
  • Mildew
  • Yellowing
  • Warping

Items and material that benefit from climate-controlled storage include:

  • Antiques
  • Clothing
  • Computer equipment
  • Electronics
  • Leather
  • Paperwork
  • Recorded media
  • Tools
  • Wood

Find a Lock Up climate-controlled self storage facility near you.

Protection from Pests

An often-overlooked benefit of climate-controlled storage is that this type of storage can only occur in a finished building. Too often, self storage facilities are nothing more than flimsy sheds that are susceptible to infestation from all kinds of pest. Because The Lock Up self storage units are all inside finished buildings, they are much safer from infestation of insects and rodents.

Because the Lock Up’s units are inside, they are also safe from less obvious dangers like dirt and rain. By choosing a Lock Up climate-controlled self storage unit, you are making a long-term investment that may not be apparent until you’re ready to remove your valuables years down the road.

If you have further questions about climate-controlled storage, please call us at (866) 327-LOCK.