Choosing the Right Storage for Your Needs
Temperature Controlled Storage
When we think of temperature controlled storage, we think of storage that provides that extra level of premium protection to your valuables. This is in the form of climate-controlled, or temperature controlled storage units. Temperature controlled storage units are part of a building that has a complete HVAC system, with both a furnace, or heat pump and an air conditioning unit as well. The temperature of the storage units is controlled with a standard residential thermostat, which guarantees that your storage unit will maintain a consistent temperature throughout the year.
While there will be a certain amount of variation in the temperature range that storage facilities maintain their temperature controlled storage, at SmartLock Self-Storage we maintain our temperature controlled storage units at 80 degrees in the summer and at 60 degrees in the winter. We feel like this provides a very comfortable temperature for our tenants valuables.
Key Benefit to Temperature Controlled Storage
Temperature Controlled Storage Comes At a Premium Price
Specific Items to Store in a Temperature Controlled Unit
Traditional or Regular Storage Units
On the other end of the spectrum of self storage is the traditional or regular storage unit. This type of storage is the bread and butter of self storage and is offered by almost all storage facilities. Contrasting to temperature controlled storage, there is no temperature control provided with traditional storage.
Due to the lack of temperature control, traditional storage experiences both the low temperatures of the winter as well as the high temperatures of the summer. While this is perfectly fine for the majority of your belongings, some more delicate items such as electronics may be damaged by these extreme temperatures.
Key Benefit to Traditional Storage
When considering the type of storage that you need for your belongings, you can think of your storage unit as if it is a garage or a basement. A garage would be equivalent to traditional storage and your basement would be equivalent to temperature controlled storage.If you would be perfectly fine with storing your items in your garage, then opting for traditional storage sounds like the ideal solution for you. Contrasting to a basement, that provides a cooler, more temperature controlled environment, you may prefer to store your items in your basement rather than the garage. If you are storing valuable belongings in a storage unit, more often than not, the additional price to pay for temperature controlled storage is well worth the protection of your delicate valuables.