13 May, 2016

Climate Controlled Storage vs Non Climate Controlled


Climate Controlled

Climate controlled storage units are typically kept within a temperature range between 55 and 85 degrees (F). This keeps the storage unit from reaching high and low temperatures without regulation. Without temperature control, temperature-sensitive items like electronics, artwork, and furniture.

Non Climate-Controlled Storage

These storage units will follow usually match or exceed the temperature of the surrounding area. Cost for these units are usually a little cheaper though since their are no additional amenities like climate control.

Access Level

Climate Control

These storage units are almost always inside of a larger building. Storage units within a building are usually located in a multi-level facility. Some access types you’ll see will include ground-level access and upper-level access.

Non Climate-Controlled Storage

These storage units are typically exterior access storage units, meaning they function more like a garage. The ability to drive or walk up to one is more convenient for some clients.


Climate Control

These units will always be higher. In some cases up between 10%-20% over a non climate controlled unit.  This may not seem like the right option for you initially, but if you plan on storing expensive valuables in a storage unit, these units are usually always the best option to go with.

Non Climate-Controlled Storage

Is always the low-cost option. It also maybe the only option available in your are. Climate controlled facilities are not as widely spread across the United States as they are for Non Climate Controlled storage units. It is cheaper for a company to buy a plot of land and place units on it, then it is to build an entire facility around the storage building. Some clients have reported storage units as low as $15/month!