13 May, 2016

Climate Controlled Storage vs Non Climate Controlled

Temperatures

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. The cost for these units is usually a little cheaper though since there are no additional amenities like climate control.


Access Level

Climate Control

These storage units are almost always inside 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.


COST

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 a low-cost option. It also may be the only option available in your area. 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!