What is a Climate-Controlled Unit? What Does It Look Like?

storage unitClothes, documents, furniture items and electronics—these are just a few of the items that can become damaged if exposed to humidity or moisture.

In a regular storage unit, humidity and moisture are difficult to manage and dependent on natural elements. These include summer heat and winter chill as temperatures rise and fall in an unpredictable fashion. Modern technology, however, allows you to take control.

Give your items the environment they need to survive and thrive for years through storage in a climate-controlled unit.

How Does It Work?

Storage unit providers use a variety of methods to maintain consistent humidity and temperature within your climate-controlled unit. They include:

  • An increased amount of insulation, programmable thermostats and HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) installation during the construction process, allowing for manipulation of the unit’s climate.  
  • Installation of double doors, like those made for restaurant coolers, to trap climate conditions.
  • Additional measures, such as rerouting of the entrance holes that result from plumbing or heating work, to decrease the amount of outlets and dust able to flow into your unit. The goal is to create as few entrances as possible to avoid unwelcome conditions or unit additions.

Benefits of Controlled Climate Flow 

A climate-controlled storage unit will have a similar look and feel to any other unit on the property. You will be able to tell the difference in the increased level of preservation a unit of this type provides to your items.

Increased amounts of moisture can leave clothes and furniture musty in odor. Electronics can malfunction, wood can warp, and documents can yellow in similar conditions. Avoid this from becoming reality by storing your items in appropriate conditions for their material type. 

Know your items and know how they will need to be stored to keep them in good condition for years to come.

How will you know if you need a climate-controlled unit for your items? Put them to the garage test. Think for a moment about your items and if you would be comfortable storing them year-round in your garage.

If your answer is yes, then you’ll be pleased with storage in a regular storage unit. But if your answer is no, consider climate control as your self-storage solution of choice to ensure proper preservation.

What extra measures will you take to keep your items safe during storage? Let us know in the comment section below. 


  1. Adan's avatar
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    Temperature controlled environment places are now in demand to climate change companies are focusing on temperature control units to make their product available for longer period of time before getting non-usable.

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