Heated Storage Units: What Are They And How Do They Work?
Are storage units heated?
Heated storage units are special units designed to maintain a comfortable and safe environment inside, even when the temperature outside drops. You can choose between a standard storage unit and a heated & cooled storage unit, depending on your needs. Heated storage units protect your belongings from the outside climate by maintaining a steady temperature between 60 and 80 degrees. This helps to prevent damage from mildew, mold, rust, and decay. Heated storage units are great for storing photos, household items, and toys. Standard units are also great for storing non-temperature-sensitive items. Ask your StorPlace property manager for more details.
Cooled and heated storage units
There are two main types of temperature-controlled storage units: heated and cooled. Heated storage units are perfect for keeping your belongings warm in the winter, while cooled storage units are great for keeping everything cool in the summer. However, before you sign the lease and commit to a storage unit, you must know the basics about storage units and what types are available today. If you or someone you know has been hunting for the perfect storage unit or facility, you’ve come to the right place.
When it comes to storing your belongings, you have a few different options. You can keep them at home, rent a storage unit, or use a self storage facility. This article will focus on heated storage units and climate controlled units. But first, we will explain the difference between these two types of units and why you may need one over the other.
What does heated self storage mean?
Heated self storage means that the temperature in the storage unit is comfortable, which can help protect your belongings from the cold weather.
Self storage is a great way to keep your belongings safe and organized. But what happens when the temperature starts to drop in the winter? That’s where heated storage comes in!
A heated storage unit keeps the temperature warm, so you don’t have to worry about your belongings being damaged by the cold weather. This is a great option for people in colder climates or anyone who wants to be extra careful with their belongings.
It’s important to note that cold temperatures are only an environmental consideration that is accounted for in heated units. Therefore, you can still store electronics, appliances, DVDs, and even brass musical instruments in a heated unit with other items. Just be sure to check the temperature requirements of each item before you pack them away.
What is a climate controlled storage unit?
A climate controlled storage unit is a temperature and humidity space regulated to best preserve stored items. These units’ temperature is usually between 55 degrees and 85 degrees Fahrenheit. To maintain a consistent temperature and humidity levels, the unit is sealed and has a ventilation system that circulates air. By regulating the temperature and humidity, the chances of moisture build-up, which can cause stored items to decay, are greatly decreased.
What are the benefits of climate controlled storage?
The benefits of climate-controlled storage include the ability to keep items cool or warm without having to use electricity and an increased lifespan for the items. Museums and libraries widely use climate controlled storage to store rare items.
Protection from extreme temperature
Climate controlled storage protects your belongings from damage by extreme temperatures. Keeping your items at a consistent temperature prevents them from warping, cracking, or deteriorating.
Peace of mind
Climate controlled storage can give you peace of mind by providing a variety of unit sizes, convenient access hours, drive-up access to large units, and the option to gate your unit electronically. You can also lease or rent our storage space for a monthly fee, and the terms are flexible depending on your needs.
Humidity control is important in a climate controlled storage because it helps to prevent items from becoming damaged or moldy. When the humidity level is too high, it can cause items to warp, swell, or develop mold and mildew. By keeping the humidity level low, climate controlled storage helps to preserve items and keep them in good condition.
Great air quality
Climate controlled storage is beneficial because the air quality is great. This means that bacteria and other contaminants are less likely to spread and that the unit does not need to be opened as often to get fresh air. Climate controlled storage units are also popular because they cater to customer demand and offer various indoor options.
Additional barrier from dust and debris
Climate controlled storage provides an additional barrier from dust and debris by keeping the unit indoors. This lessens the dust and debris that can get into the unit and makes it less susceptible to flooding and pests.
We have listed some of the most frequently asked questions about climate controlled storage facilities below:
What is the difference between heated and climate controlled storage?
Heated storage is cheaper and can protect your belongings from pests, but climate controlled storage is better for protecting your belongings from damage caused by humidity and extreme temperatures.
When it comes to storing your belongings, you may wonder if a heated storage unit is the same as a climate controlled one. Unfortunately, the answer is no-while both will keep your items in a specific temperature range, climate controlled units benefit from blasting cool/hot air into the facility and storage unit. This is important for two reasons: first, it helps maintain the set temperature for your items; second, it protects them from outside weather conditions that could damage them.
Climate controlled units are available in either air-conditioned or heated varieties. Heated units use different heating systems, but both works to keep your belongings at a comfortable temperature. It’s important to note that an environment that is too cold can damage certain items stored in self storage, so using a climate controlled unit is always preferable.
Heated and climate controlled storage units also offer more protection for larger items such as furniture and mattresses. In addition, they’re typically wider and deeper than unheated ones, providing more space to store your things safely.
What is the point of heated storage?
When it comes to deciding whether or not you need a heated or climate controlled storage unit, you should consider a few things. Heated and climate controlled storage units tend to be the most expensive, but they can also make sure your items remain undamaged and function as expected when in storage before you take them out again.
Items that require heating or temperature control are more likely to be stored during the winter season, so it makes sense for these types of products to be purchased for your unit if this is a common occurrence for your home or business. However, there are some things that you can do to protect your items during the colder months without having to spend extra money on a heated or climate controlled storage unit.
Contact your closest location, and we will provide availability details and pricing for a heated or climate controlled unit to keep every item you store with us in tip-top shape.
How to know what type of storage unit you need?
If you’re unsure what storage unit you need, ask yourself the following questions: How often will you use the unit? What are the dimensions of the unit? What is climate control? Is it necessary?
Climate storage is a good option if you plan on using the storage unit frequently or storing items sensitive to temperature changes. Climate controlled storage units are heated and cooled as needed year-round, which helps protect your stored items from damage. One of the most common is the 10×15 climate controlled storage unit, but if you need something smaller, you might want to look into climate controlled pods.
What temperature are heated storage units kept at?
Heated storage units are typically kept at around 70 degrees Fahrenheit.
Climate controlled storage units’ temperature is typically between 55 and 80 degrees. However, it’s important to clarify with your store manager, as different facilities may have different temperature ranges. All climate controlled storage units are maintained within 55 to 80 degrees, but the temperature in individual units cannot be controlled.
Climate controlled storage units are better protected from extreme temperature changes, which can damage your belongings. This is because the airconditioned or heated storage unit is kept within specific temperature ranges, and air conditioning or heating systems regulate the environment inside a facility. This ensures that your items will be less likely to suffer any damage due to fluctuations in the weather.
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