Air Conditioned Storage

Air conditioned storage, otherwise known as climate control self storage, is a game-changer in those parts of the country where extreme temperatures can occur.  In this article we will tell you what to expect with air-conditioned storage, how much you can expect to pay for it, and items which would benefit from it.

We are Blue Mound 287 Self Storage, serving the Greater Fort Worth Metro area from our Haslet location. Call us at 817-439-1380 for more information about current self-storage prices and availability.

What is air conditioned storage?

Climate control self-storage is exactly what it sounds like.  It is a storage unit which has a constant temperature regulated by a heating/cooling machine.  What that temperature is will depend upon the individual storage company, but it is generally in the 55-65 degree range in storage units.  We have seen some storage facilities which will have temps go as high as eighty, but they are the exceptions to the rule.  Fifty-five to sixty-five is more than adequate to accomplish what it is meant to do.

And what is that?

Why is climate controlled storage needed?

Extreme temperatures mean oxidation, which in its various forms can cause rust or color fading, to name just two adverse effects.  And what are extreme temperatures, or extreme changes in humidity?

Oxidation actually happens in moderate temperatures as well as extreme, but the process speeds up in extreme weather conditions.  Highs in the 90s and 100s are certainly extreme. Temperatures dipping below freezing, approaching single digits, definitely extreme.  Humidity constantly in the 90s can also be considered extreme and as such an enemy to most things stored in self storage spaces

Which items benefit from climate control?

No, this is not a scare tactic. It happens far more often than you want to know.  We operate a storage facility, in Texas, and believe us when we say, oxidation is real and causes real damage.

But not to all things!  Below is a partial list of items which would benefit from air conditioned storage:

  • Electronics
  • Musical instruments
  • Certain surfaces like leather or wood.
  • Collectibles like paintings
  • Important paperwork and documents.
  • Leather clothing and upholstery.
  • Metal surfaces.

Add to that list the items which should never be found in storage spaces, items like perishable foods, explosives, toxins, and illegal items like drugs.

What can you expect to pay for climate control?  It will differ from city to city and from storage facility to storage facility within a city.  Usually, you can expect to pay $10-$100 extra for climate control, depending upon the size of the storage unit, but it is impossible to give a definitive answer to that question in this article.  We can only suggest that you call around and get price quotes from several in your city.

A final word about Blue Mound 287 Self Storage.

Blue Mound 287 Self Storage is locally owned and operated, located in Haslet and serving the North Fort Worth area.  For great storage in South Fort Worth, we recommend our sister company, Mouser Self Storage, located in Alvarado.  Two different names, same great service and storage solutions.  For the very best in car storage, RV self-storage, boat storage units, and units for your household goods, call Blue Mound 287 Self Storage or Mouser Self Storage.

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