Should I Get a Conventional Storage Unit or Climate-Controlled Storage?

February 3, 2018

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Choosing Between a Climate-Controlled Storage Unit and Normal Unit

Affordable Family Storage offers both conventional storage units and climate-controlled storage units. While the option is nice to have, you should consider whether or not you need a climate-controlled storage unit. Certain things should definitely be stored in them, but not everything has to. Today in the Affordable Family Storage blog, we discuss the choice between renting a conventional unit or a climate-controlled storage unit.

Reasons You May Want a Conventional Storage Unit

A conventional storage unit is a great place to store your extra things as long as you’re willing to subject them to the changes in temperature. Many times, a normal unit should do the job just fine. Here are some examples of someone who may benefit from a conventional unit.

  • Short-Term Storage - Sometimes you just need a storage unit for a short amount of time. As long as the weather isn’t extremely hot or cold, you should be able to keep most of your things in a conventional unit for the time being.

  • You’re Storing Things That are Resilient or Not Especially Valuable - If the things you’re storing are resistant to temperature, you don’t really have to worry about what kind of unit you store them in. Things like outdoor furniture would fall into this category.

  • It’s a Mild Time of Year - If it’s not winter or summer, and the weather is fairly nice, you should be safe to store your things in a conventional unit for a short amount of time.

We have conventional storage units in a wide variety of sizes, so if this sounds like the storage solution for you, Affordable Family Storage has you covered.

Reasons You May Want Climate-Controlled Storage

A climate-controlled storage unit is quite a bit more versatile than a conventional unit. You can store just about any of your possessions (provided they aren’t illegal or dangerous of course) in them for a long period of time. Here are some examples of someone who may benefit from climate-controlled storage.

  • Long-Term Storage - If you plan on keeping your possessions in storage for an extended period of time, the peace of mind that climate-controlled storage provides can’t be beaten. Fluctuations in temperature will have no effect on your stuff.

  • Storing Valuables - If your stuff could be easily ruined by heat, cold, or humidity, you’ll want a climate-controlled unit. Electronics, furniture, valuable collections, and more should all be kept in a climate-controlled unit.

If you’re questioning whether or not you need a climate-controlled storage unit, it’s best to go with the safe option and get one. However, if you’re still unsure, you can always contact a friendly representative at Affordable Family Storage and we can help you pick the perfect unit for your needs. Contact us today!

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