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Climate Controlled Storage

Climate Controlled Storage, this kind of Self Storage has special temperature and humidity controls to protect those kinds of items that require storing at certain controlled temperatures…like Wines.

 

Self storage units that are climate controlled are based on the HVAC system. HVAC is an acronym that stands for the functions of “Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning”, the technology of indoor or automotive environmental comfort.

HVAC system design is a major subdiscipline of mechanical engineering, based on the principles of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer. [Read more about HVAC Technology…]

One great advantage of climate controlled storage is definitely the protection against elements. Rain and/or snow won’t get into units, and these units are usually built above flood level. Many climate control storage units are located inside a finished building, unlike regular storage units accessible to the general public. These are known as Indoor Units. Outside dirt, debris or insects are less likely to be transferred indoors, a good thing for fragile or sensitives items.

Climate controlled storage indoor units (Click to enlarge)
Climate Controlled Storage – Indoor Units

 

Another benefit of using climate controlled units is, of course, the climate regulation. Items stored in these units should not face extremes in air temperatures or humidity. Many wood-based items, or antiques for example, could crack or split from a constant cycle of freezing and thawing. Also with this kind of unit that is regularly controlled with temperatures going from 55°-80°F (~12°- 26°C) you avoid any kind of mold of bacteria growing, rust or corrosion, and wasps or other kinds of pest infection []

“Many storing facilities use indirect heating and cooling systems to maintain air temperature, rather than individual heaters or air conditioners in each unit.”
Some Companies offering Climate Controlled Storage Units

Name Location Price Start Phone Other Services/Promotions
US
AA Self Storage NC $40 1 (866) 814 77 50 Insurance help
Climate Controlled Self Storage NY Call 1 (866) 392-CCSS Insurance avail.
UPS/Uhaul Dealer
CC Indoor Storage MI Call 1 (734) 662 52 62 Custom Sizes avail.
Goods may be insured
Extra Space Nationwide $52 1 (888) 609 84 83 First Month Free
15% Online Disc.
EZ Storage MD/VA/DC Call 1 (443) 539 30 00 Alarm & Comp. Equip.
Private Mini Storage NC/TX Call Click to choose facility Wine Storage Units
(Texas Only)
Public Stortage Nationwide $31 1 (800) 688 80 57 First Month $1
Goods may be insured
SpaceMart Self Storage NJ/PA/VA $43 1 (800) 796 80 89 Online Reserv.
Disc. on first 3 months
Storage Deluxe Tri-State area Call 1 (877) 989 78 67 First month free online
Uhaul Nationwide $32 1 (800) GO-UHAUL First month free online
Uncle Bob’s Nationwide $29 1 (866) 320 63 09  
UK
Big Yellow Self Storage UK Call 0 (800) 783 49 49 Wine Storage Only
Australia & New Zeland
Kennards Self Storage AU/NZ Call 1 (800) 65 88 55 Winde cellars
Insurance avail.

 

Prices and information are subject to change, please check each storage company service provider for latest updates or changes on those prices.


Cold Storage WarehouseCold Storage – Cold Storage Warehouse facilities for those who need to store goods at cold temperature controlled, or on a refrigerated environment. Several businesses has been favored with these units.
Wine Self StorageWine Self Storage – Wine Self Storage has emerged as a cost-effective way to store your wine products for both commercial or personal use. These units are also called Wine Cellars, and Storage Companies are offering Wine Storage services…


SelfStorage – Find Self Storage Facilities around US. www.selfstorage.com

Wikipedia – More information related to the HVAC technology. en.wikipedia.org

Bukisa – Article about self storing, including climate controlled storage units. www.bukisa.com

U-Haul Self Sorage – Your moving and self storage resource. Good option for their many levels of security and their special climate control storing facilities. www.uhaul.com

WiseGeek – Article with more information about the benefits and usage of temperature & humidity controlled units. www.wisegeek.com

Extra Space Storage – “Why Climate Controlled Storage?” this is another storing company in US who offers good tips about these units, including a lists of the type of items which you should store on a temp. controlled unit. www.extraspace.com

 

Self storage facilities (Click to enlarge)
Self Storage Facilities

 

If you are located in the United Stated and need this kind of storage unit, one option is U-Haul. They not only offer self moving services where you rent a truck and move your stuff by yourself, they also offer storage facilities across the US, with several options to choose from, including storing insurance and climate control units.

“Many locations also offer climate-controlled storage rooms to provide protection for heat-sensitive goods such as albums, photographs and wood furniture.”
The best thing you can do is do a research about different storing companies in your area and get a quote from them. Most of those companies have their own website where you can, with no commitment, get a free quote.