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Climate-Controlled Storage Units Offer Protection For Valuable or Sentimental Items

Thermostat on the white background. 2D artwork. Computer DesigneWhen you rent a self-storage unit, the leasing employee may inquire about the type of items you will be storing. We promise they are not trying to be nosy, they simply want to know if you have delicate or valuable pieces that might benefit from being stored in a climate-controlled unit. With an average temperature of 75 degrees in the summer and 68 degrees in the winter, climate-controlled units are designed to protect your belongings against intense temperatures, dust, and humidity.

Sensitive Items

While most possessions would benefit from being stored in a climate-controlled area to stay fresh, dust-free, and clean, there is a long list of items that MUST be stored in this protected environment. Sensitive items include:

  • Collectible art
  • Antiques and antique furniture
  • Family photographs
  • Electronics (computer, digital reader, tablets, MP3 players)
  • Media (CDs, DVDs, cassette tapes, films, important papers and documentation)
  • Candles
  • Chocolate
  • Expensive medical equipment and supplies
  • Musical equipment

The list above contains popular items stored in climate-controlled environments, but the list is certainly not complete. In many of our Wichita U-STOR buildings, pharmaceutical reps use climate-controlled units to store sample drug packs and other perishable items. Ebay sellers often use the units to house valuable paper goods.

If you are considering a climate-controlled unit, you can expect the monthly rental fee to be slightly higher than a regular unit of the same size, but the benefits outweigh the additional cost. Renting a climate-controlled unit reduces the risk of item replacement due to yellowing, cracking, weakening, or warping from the temperature change of long-term storage.

Before you rent, talk to one of our knowledgeable leasing assistants at any one of our seven Wichita U-STOR locations to determine what kind of unit would work best for you.

7 responses to “Climate-Controlled Storage Units Offer Protection For Valuable or Sentimental Items

  1. I liked it when you shared that renting a climate-controlled unit can help reduce the risk of item replacement as they will stay in good condition for as long as you want. My aunt just mentioned the other day that she wants to store all her collectibles and antiques items safely as her house is currently under renovation. I will suggest to her renting a climate-controlled storage unit where she can keep them safely.

  2. I had no idea that electronics must be stored in a climate-controlled area. That is crazy to me. But I am glad I found out now so that I know what kind of storage unit I need.

  3. It’s great that you elaborated on how to know if our items need to be in a climate-controlled storage unit. One of my cousins started painting a few years ago as a hobby, and now, she’s opening a gallery art. She has to find a place to keep her art pieces while the gallery is ready, so I’ll email this to her now.

  4. It got me when you said that climate-controlled storage needs are designed to protect our belongings during days when the temperature is 75 degrees during the summer season and 68 degrees during the winter season. I would definitely rent a unit like that now that we are going to declutter our flat, especially if we are going to include some of my musical instruments there. So the space should not be affected by the cold of the winter and other fluctuations of temperature because it can warp and damage my instruments.

  5. I find it surprising that climate-controlled self-storage units could help you store temperature-sensitive belongings without worrying about them. My friend wants to keep his toy collection away from his cousins. I should talk to him about finding a climate-controlled storage unit when we meet again.

  6. I appreciate it when you explained that there are items that are not made to be stored in climate-controlled storage although most items would benefit from being kept there. I should read what items they are a keep them in mind because I might need to rent a unit like that when my house gets renovated. It will give me the assurance that I am not putting my sensitive items in a place where they can get damaged while ensuring that most of my belongings will be kept safe.

  7. Thank you for explaining that collectible art must be stored in a protected environment. My friend needs storage for her collectibles. I should advise her to choose a storage unit that is ideal for her items.

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