This article about air conditioned storage is not for everyone considering self storage. It is only for those who are considering a mini storage for possessions they own which have value to them. If that seems a bit confusing, read on for our very logical reasons why we believe climate controlled storage is a wise decision.
We are Blue Mound 287 Self Storage, serving the Greater Fort Worth area. Call us at 817-439-1380 for more information about climate control self storage.
Now, let’s talk about the value of air conditioned storage.
Know the facts about extreme temperatures and climate
We are located in Fort Worth, Texas. Summer temperatures reside, daily, in the 100+ range. Temps of 120 are not unheard of. Perhaps you live in a similar climate, with similar heat. Perhaps you live in Florida, or Louisiana, where the humidity matches the summer temperature.
Here is a statement of fact, and not hyperbole: extreme temperatures cause oxidation, and oxidation can do severe damage to electronics, wood, paper documents, photos, and metal surfaces, and the damage can occur in a matter of weeks.
The only thing which will counteract oxidation is a steady temperature, and the only way to have a steady temperature in a mini storage is by paying for climate controlled storage.
We could tell you horror stories of people who have stored family heirlooms in a mini storage, people who did not pay for climate control, only to have those family heirlooms ruined by oxidation in a matter of a month or two. It is a crushing blow to anyone store valuable for safe-keeping, and it is a crushing blow which can end up costing the renter hundreds if not thousands of dollars in value.
Yes, air conditioned storage costs more
There is no doubt that air conditioned storage costs more. Using our costs at Blue Mound 287 Self Storage for an example, a 5’x5’ storage unit will cost $45 without climate control and $51 with it. A larger unit, say a 10’x20’, will cost $160 without it and $175 with it.
Is it worth the extra six dollars for the added protection, if what you are storing is irreplaceable? Of course it is, and that’s how we present climate controlled storage to our clients. In an area with extreme temperature ranges, it is the only wise thing to do.
Is it worth it for you?
But it’s not our decision! We can only state the facts as we know them. We know, based on years of experience, that air conditioned storage is the way to go if you are storing anything of serious monetary or emotional value. It is the only way to be absolutely positive that what you are storing will be undamaged no matter what the temperature is outside.
But you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink. You have to decide, for yourself, whether the extra cost of six dollars, or ten, or fifteen, is worth it to you.
A word about Blue Mound 287 Self Storage
We are locally owned and operated, serving the fine people of Fort Worth for more years than we can count, and that kind of longevity only happens when the company management delivers on the promise of outstanding customer service and great security for your possessions. Call us for all of your storage needs, including auto storage, boat storage, and RV storage.