What Are Climate Controlled Storage Units And Are They Necessary?
What type of storage unit is right for you? In recent times a good deal has been made about the climate controlled storage units now found at many a self storage facility. But are these units actually necessary, or are standard self storage units up to the task of protecting most valuables? At Hudson Self Storage, the standard units at our New Hampshire storage facility are proof positive that in most cases you don’t need to pay extra for climate control in order to keep your items safe and sound. So what exactly is climate control, and do you really need it?
Climate control can mean a lot of things as it pertains to storage units. For one it can mean that a unit is either heated or cooled, and even if it is heated it may not mean the degree of heat you would imagine. In fact it could mean that the unit is only heated up to 55 degrees or so. Or climate control might not refer to temperatures at all. In many cases it refers to humidity control; the point being that the automatic assumption that climate control refers to pitch perfect temperatures in your unit is not always the case.
Climate controlled units are also much more expensive than traditional storage units. This is because construction costs for climate controlled storage units, depending on where you live, can be as much as $1-$1.50 more per square foot to build. Of course, those costs are passed on directly to you the consumer. As such, climate control units are often rented for roughly 25% more than regular units.
Which might be understandable if climate control was an absolute necessity for your belongings. The truth, however, is that it isn’t. While items such as very rare antiques may indeed benefit from a climate controlled unit, the truth is that the vast majority of household items and goods do not require climate control. Knowing this, why pay more out of pocket for a climate controlled unit just because someone tells you that you should? The perfect condition the valuables of our clients maintain during the cold New England winter are firsthand testimony to the effectiveness of non-climate controlled units.
At Hudson Self Storage we remind you to do your due diligence in order to find the storage unit that works best for you. Hudson Self Storage is committed to treating your belongings as if they were our own, and we invite you to join the many who’ve found a home for their valuables at our storage facility.