If the home or office you are about to move into doesn’t have enough room for all your belongings, you may have to put some of your things in temporary or permanent storage.

When choosing the right place to store your valuables, you may want to consider climate-controlled storage if you have items that could suffer moisture- or temperature-related damage. You may also want to opt for a climate-controlled facility if safety and security are important to you, as standard storage units simply cannot provide an equal level of protection.

At Ace Moving & Warehousing, we offer reasonably priced climate-controlled storage units and have a wide range of sizes available. Below, we’re sharing the many benefits you’ll enjoy when renting a climate-controlled unit to help you determine whether this storage option is right for you.

Climate-Controlled Units are Weatherproof

Climate-controlled units are temperature controlled all year long. In the spring and summer, they’re air conditioned around the clock, and in autumn and winter, they’re heated 24/7. Facilities that house these units also control relative indoor humidity levels, which, if you weren’t aware, should remain at 30%-50% to prevent mold and mildew growth.

With their constant temperature and humidity control, climate-controlled storage units protect your valuables from sunlight, extreme temperatures, and moisture. Units are located inside of a building, so your belongings are never exposed to the outside elements. When you enter the unit, you’ll notice the air is dry and the temperature is optimal for your valuables.

Standard units, on the other hand, offer absolutely zero temperature and humidity control. They typically feature an overhead door that’s accessible from outdoors, and in many cases, these doors are not well-sealed and can allow moisture inside the unit. That means upholstered items, photos, documents, instruments, and other sensitive belongings could suffer damage or deterioration inside a standard unit. Such items may be particularly susceptible to damage if they’re stored for a lengthy period of time. 

Climate-Controlled Units Keep Pests Out

Not a fan of bugs? Neither are we. And we know the last thing our customers want is to find ants, silverfish, earwigs, weevils, or cockroaches hanging out among their stored belongings. That’s one of the many reasons we offer climate-controlled units.

When you keep your things inside a secure, well-sealed, and humidity-controlled building, you’re keeping them protected from pests that can easily cause damage. Sure, the errant bug or two might get inside the building (just like they can sometimes make their way inside homes), but all of our units are virtually pest proof.

Climate-Controlled Units are Secure

Since climate-controlled units are inside a large building, they are secure. When you keep your belongings in these units, you don’t have to worry about theft or vandalism. You will have a key or a code that allows you to enter the main building, and then another key or code that gives you access to your unit.

At Ace, our facilities are closely monitored by an attendant and security cameras. When you bring your belongings to our facility for storage, our staff also conducts an inventory inspection and verification. This additional security measure helps both you and our team keep tabs on your things, so when you remove your stuff from storage, you can verify that it's all there.

When you choose climate-controlled storage, you can feel confident that your belongings will not only be protected from environmental damage but also vandalism and theft.

Storage Units are Available Nationwide

At Ace Moving & Warehousing, we’ve partnered with storage companies throughout the U.S. to provide easy access to quality, secure storage services for your valuables. Our services are available nationally or internationally, so no matter where you move, we can help you store all your valuables.

We also offer packing services to help you make the most of your storage space. Our movers can pack all your items safely and store them where you want. We take care of all your moving and storage needs.

Short-Term and Long-Term Options Available

When it comes to storage, we know there’s no one-size-fits-all solution. We understand you may only need to store your belongings for a few weeks while you’re moving in. Or, you may need a more long-term solution for things you want to hold on to but just don’t have room for.

Whatever your needs, we have short-term and long-term options available so you have flexibility in your planning. We offer smaller units if you only need to store a few items that you will pick up in just a few days. Or, if you need to store a household of items for a few months, we can accommodate you.

Planning to store your things for a while? Check out our storage unit organization tips that can help you avoid an all-out scavenger hunt when you need to grab a few things from your unit.  

We Also Offer On-Site Storage

If you need a quick storage solution on site, we offer mobile storage units for your driveway or parking lot. Our moving trucks have detachable cabs so we can leave the trailer loaded with your household items. You can finish the move yourself, or our team can come back to finish unloading the trailer.

Which Items Need Climate Controlled Storage?

Anything that could potentially suffer damage caused by moisture or extreme temperatures should be kept in climate-controlled storage. Some such items include:

  • Furniture of any type
  • Clothing
  • Media items like records, CDs, or DVDs
  • Electronics
  • Books
  • Photos, art, and documents

If you’re unsure whether your stuff needs a climate-controlled environment, it may be in your best interest to opt for climate control just to be safe. Your belongings are an investment, and the last thing you need is to find them damaged when you come to pick them up.

Is this your first time storing stuff? If so, check out 12 Things You Need To Know Before Renting a Self-Storage Unit.

Reserve Your Twin Cities Storage Unit Today

If you need storage for your household valuables or business inventory, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team! We can help you determine the best size climate-controlled storage unit for your needs and offer upfront pricing with no hidden fees. If you’re getting ready to relocate, we also offer comprehensive long-distance and local moving services to help take the stress out of your move!

To learn more about our units or get a quote, give us a call at 763-755-2045 or contact us with any questions or concerns, and we’ll reach out with more information.