Mohala Johnson
August 22nd, 2019

Have you ever wondered what the differences are between climate and non-climate controlled storage? Well, you’re in luck! We’ve got just the thing to help clarify which type of storage you should be using.


This is a quick read about the key differences between climate controlled vs non-climate controlled storage units. While this might seem like a boring article we ensure you that this knowledge can do wonders for your belongings.

About Climate and Non- Climate Controlled Units

Self-storage is a great way to keep your things safe and secure while either moving, renovated your home or just needing to free up some space, or for business reasons. There are a few things to consider while looking for a storage unit.Here are a few:

  • How long will you be storing your items?
  • What type of items you are storing?
  • How important keeping the items in good condition is to you?

There are items that do not need to go into any storage unit rather non-climate or climate- controlled such as any food items, plants, firearms, ammunition, cash, hazardous materials, oxygen bottles, scented candles, taxidermy, any type of pet foods, aerosol cans, jerry cans fuel, oil, paint, explosives, fireworks, corrosive waste, kerosene lamps, fertilizer, asbestos and animals, or live in the storage unit.

Non-Climate Controlled Storage Units

For non- climate-controlled units’ items that would normally be in a shed or garage, such as lawn equipment e.g. lawnmower, weed eater, chainsaw (with no fuel while in storage unit) above ground swimming pools, gardening tools, mechanical tools and toolboxes. There are a few things to consider before choosing a non-climate-controlled unit is humidity, and dust. If worried about humidity there are products that takes moister out of the air and can help some if changed regularly, dust can be controlled some by covering items with any type of plastic cover. There are some benefits in getting a non-climate- controlled unit and those are easy drive up access, and they are cheaper to rent.

Climate Controlled Storage Units

Climate-controlled units are a great option for storing your items, the temperature in a climate- controlled building is kept at 79°F. For climate-controlled units you can store many items such as furniture, mattresses, clothes, household appliances, electronics, photos, toys, musical equipment, artwork and important documents and so much more. Keep in mind that when storing mattresses and sofas to cover them with any type of plastic covers to protect them a little better. Some benefits of getting a climate- controlled unit is items will ward off mold or mildew, pest control, reduces chances of rust, corrosion, and weakening with metal items, prevents leather furniture from cracking or decolorization, dust is more controlled, better security, and better lighting.


Keep in mind what you are needing to store when choosing a storage unit, and always feel free to ask the property manager any question you may have for them.

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