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A self-storage unit can be useful for anyone who is moving, renovating, or just needs additional space at home or in their place of business. However, it’s not as simple as renting a storage unit and moving everything into a unit. The outside elements play a key part in choosing how to store your items.

A climate controlled unit is kept at a temperature between 55 and 85 degrees. In general, climate controlled storage is advantageous for storing valuable or environmentally-sensitive items.  Stop N Stor’s climate controlled units are all indoor, which gives us the ability to maintain temperature and humidity levels to better protect your belongings from damage in long term storage.  Not all stored items require climate control, but it can be essential for others.

Is climate controlled storage right for you? Here are a few factors to consider: where, what, how?

Where are you storing your items?

If you are storing your items in an area that experiences extreme heat, cold, or humidity, you should consider climate controlled storage. Extreme heat can be tough on items like records, CD’s, DVDS, photos, causing them to warp overtime. It can also damage wooden furniture, causing it to expand and crack. In addition, extreme humidity is an important factor to consider as it creates moisture that can cause mold, mildew, and bacteria.  Fortunately, Stop N Stor’s climate controlled storage units combat those issues by maintaining a clean, dry environment. Stop N Stor has climate controlled facilities in Hinesville, Savannah, Port Wentworth, and Pooler for your convenience.

What kind of items are you storing?

When considering climate controlled storage, it is important to think about what you are storing and how long you plan on storing. There are several items that you should consider for climate controlled storage. Wooden furniture is easily warped or cracked in extreme heat. Electronic and mechanical parts, such as TV’s and computers, should also be stored in climate controlled storage to prevent permanent damage. Special collection items are meant to be preserved for the long term, and using a climate controlled unit will help prevent damage caused by outside elements. Artwork and photographs are two other significant belongings that can easily deteriorate in extreme temperatures. Pharmaceutical samples and supplies necessitate climate control. Climate controlled storage is truly beneficial for most storage ventures; if you are uncertain how to best protect your items, Stop N Stor can help you decide what kind of storage is right for you.

How long will you be storing these items?

Not everyone needs climate control. If you are between homes and planning to store your items temporarily, traditional non climate storage may be the best solution. If you are storing items long term, or your belongings have a high sentimental value, you should consider climate controlled storage. Some belongings are expensive and some irreplaceable; let Stop N Stor protect your items from the hazards of extreme heat, cold, and humidity, by choosing one of our climate controlled units. Whether you are storing contents from a large home, an apartment, or a small closet, we have the unit size for you! Not sure what size unit to choose? Visit our online size guide or drop by one of our convenient locations in Hinesville, Savannah, Port Wentworth, or Pooler and one of our friendly on-site managers can help you decide what kind of self-storage unit is right for you!