Climate Control Self Storage

What is climate control self storage? How can it help you? When should you use it? What will it cost you? We take on all of those questions in this insider article by Blue Mound 287 Self Storage, serving the North Fort Worth Metro area with outstanding and affordable self storage solutions. Call us at 817-439-1380 for more information about pricing and availability.

What is climate control self storage?

We have heard climate control self storage called air conditioned storage, which is, in a way, true, but a more accurate description would be self storage where a constant temperature is maintained.  It is a practical solution in parts of the country where there are major shifts in temperature/humidity.  Why? Because major shifts in temperature or humidity can cause oxidation, or a rapid shift in the composition of the air in an area.  In layman’s terms, think of rust on the undercarriage of a car. That rust is caused by oxidation, and that rust would not happen if the car were parked in a climate control self-storage unit.

Why would you use it?

Those people who want to store things which are susceptible to oxidation, which can be harmed by rapid temperature fluctuations, will seek climate-controlled storage units.  Items like electronics.  Items like collectibles i.e. paintings.  Items like machinery.  Some upholstery is susceptible to the fluctuation in air molecules, surfaces like leather, silk, and even some wood surfaces.

Is this all a factor to consider if you are only renting for a month? Most likely, no, with the exception of electronics.  However, if you are renting a unit for months, and you are storing any of the items mentioned above, it might be a good idea to cough up a few extra dollars per months for climate control.

What will it cost you?

How much extra will you pay? For smaller units, the extra cost may only be ten to twenty per month extra. For larger storage units, you might be paying between$75-$100 per month extra.  Which means you will have some tough decisions to make.  You can risk it, roll the dice, and hope the oxidation is not bad during our storage period. You can go the other route and simply not put those select items in storage.  Or you can pay the extra and rest assured all of your items are safe from the vagaries of Mother Nature.

A final word about Blue Mound 287 Self Storage.

Blue Mound 287 Self Storage is locally owned and operated.  For those living in the south end, our sister company, Mouser Self Storage, is ready to handle your storage needs in South Fort Worth/Alvarado.  Both have storage solutions for all of your needs, from car storage to RV self storage to boat storage units. We even have shops for rent, hobby shops for rent, and outdoor storage available.

Not sure what you need? Our on-site management team of experts can listen to your needs and make a suggestion for you.

Call us today, Blue Mound 287 Self Storage and Mouser Self Storage, two names which are synonymous with secure self storage solutions.