When searching for self-storage near your home, you may come across the term “climate-controlled storage.” While this seems pretty self-explanatory, you may still have some questions about what climate control actually entails. At EZ Storage® in Pittsburgh, all three of our area facilities have climate-controlled spaces available, and our staff members can help you decide if one of those units is best for your belongings. Above all, we want you to have the best storage experience possible!
What is Climate-Controlled Storage?
Climate-controlled storage is storage that’s designed to keep your belongings at a certain temperature all year round. Through heating and cooling methods, we’ll make sure that your sensitive or fragile items aren’t damaged by extreme heat or cold. The temperatures in Pittsburgh can dip quite a bit during the winter and spike during the summer, and the last thing you want is to open your storage unit and find that things are damaged or compromised. With a climate-controlled space, you can protect belongings that you don’t want to keep in your garage or attic, where temperatures can also fluctuate greatly over the course of the year.
What to Put in Climate-Controlled Self-Storage
One question many customers ask is, “What should I put in my climate-controlled self-storage unit.” The answer to that question can vary, and the general response is anything that you feel could be susceptible to damage should it be exposed to extreme heat or cold. Materials such as glass, leather, and certain plastics can break, wear, or warp when they get too warm, and wood can crack due to contraction and expansion. If you have photo albums or vinyl records, temperature changes can cause them to warp or fade, and other collectibles that include paper and plastic can benefit from being stored in a controlled environment.
Electronics such as audio equipment, stereos, and computers are often best protected when stored at a certain temperature, as their sensitive wiring and attachments can become compromised should they freeze or overheat. You may be an amateur or professional photographer who has cameras and equipment that you need to store, and if you still print photo negatives, all of those things should be stored in a controlled storage unit.
Antique and heirloom items, especially those with metal or wood, can greatly benefit from being kept at a certain temperature all year round. You want to keep these items in the best condition you can, especially if you plan to sell them or hand them down to the next generation at some point in the future.
There are many things you can store in a climate-controlled unit, and the staff at EZ Storage® can help you find the right size and price for your budget. Our monthly leases make it easy to store things for the time you need, and if you need to leave things there all year long, you’ll know they’re not getting too hot or too cold when the seasons change.
Contact EZ Storage® in Pittsburgh today to learn more!