Why Choose Climate Controlled Storage?

August 26,2021
Why Choose Climate Controlled Storage?

If you have lived in Calgary for a few years, you know that the weather here can change very quickly!  Snow in June is not unheard of, neither is +20 degrees in November.  These temperature fluctuations is not only hard on us, it's also hard on our furniture.  If you’re searching for storage space in Calgary, you probably noticed some storage facility advertising “climate controlled”.  You may also noticed that these tend to be a bit pricier than standard storage units, and may only be available in a limited number of sizes. Climate controlled storage is recommended for most household furniture – think of it – would you want your furniture be exposed to -30 to +30 temperatures?

 If you would like to make sure your items are in the same condition when you pick them up as they were when you dropped them off in your storage unit, choose a secure, clean and climate controlled self storage facility in Calgary. 

Below, we’ll go over the basics that you should know about climate controlled storage, plus the 17 items that should always be in this type of storage unit. 

What is Climate Controlled Storage?

A climate controlled storage facility is designed to maintain steady temperatures and in more humid climates, also humidity levels. Typically, there is a temperature range – similar to a home, somewhere between 15 and 25 degrees.   Climate controlled storage is most often found at storage facilities with indoor storage units and drive in loading bays. 

While all of your household and business items will benefit from being in a climate controlled facility, below is a list of items that really should be in a climate controlled storage space.

Items That Require Climate Controlled Storage

  • Furniture (anything made of or containing wood, metal, wicker, leather, or upholstery)
  • Electronics
  • Media (DVDs, videos, vinyl records, etc.)
  • Artwork
  • Clothing, particularly if it’s lace or leather, or if it’s going to be stored in bags
  • Important documents
  • Photographs
  • Musical instruments
  • Wine
  • Antiques
  • Collectibles (stamps, coins, comic books, etc.)
  • Medical supplies and medications
  • Makeup and toiletries
  • Household appliances
  • Sports equipment
  • Bicycles with leather seats

How Much is Climate Controlled Storage?

Expect to pay a higher monthly costs for climate controlled storage—about 25% to 50% more than you would pay for a standard unit.  If you’re storing high value items and/or items that could be rendered unusable by high heat and humidity, then it will easily be worth springing for the extra cost.

Wondering why climate controlled storage units are more expensive? It comes down to the technology. Accurately and appropriately regulating the temperature and humidity levels in a storage unit require special systems that have to be installed, maintained, and powered. So while you may be paying a premium, it’s easy to understand the reasoning behind the additional fees.

Bow City Storage is Calgary’s newest climate controlled self storage provider.  The building was designed to keep a temperature range that is suitable for all household items and most business inventory.   The facility is conveniently located near Downtown Calgary and serves the downtown and SW Calgary areas for residential and business storage.  Call today or book a unit online. 

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