Climate Controlled Storage Units
At CubeSmart, we offer a variety of climate controlled storage units to keep your items in their best shape. Find climate controlled storage near you.
Do I Need a Climate Controlled Storage Unit?
For some, a standard storage unit can do the trick. But for many others, certain items will require a little more care, especially if you’re storing your things for an extended period. Climate conditions around the country can vary, which can mean the same thing for your storage unit. Climate control means that we use reasonable efforts to maintain a temperature in the building where the storage unit is between 55 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit.
Benefits of Climate Controlled Storage
With climate controlled storage from CubeSmart, you can have peace of mind knowing your items are being stored with care. Plus, our climate controlled storage units come in a variety of sizes so you have the flexibility to store items large or small. Additionally, CubeSmart customers also benefit from:
- Convenient access hours
- Drive-up access to large, indoor units
- 24-hour video recordings
- Electronic-gated access
- Flexible month-to-month lease terms for your temporary storage or long-term storage needs
If it’s important to you, it’s important to us.
Climate Controlled Storage Unit Types
Depending on the region in which you live, there are a variety of different systems used to reasonably maintain temperature in storage units. Even within a region, systems can differ from facility to facility.
Climate Controlled Storage Units
Climate controlled storage units are heated in the winter and cooled in the summer. Though not humidity controlled, they are typically located indoors of a facility, so humidity levels could be similar to inside your house.
Air-Cooled or Evaporative Cooled Storage Units
Sometimes referred to as swamp cooling, evaporative cooling can be found in high heat, low humidity regions. Warm air is brought into the system and run over a filter that is dampened by a water drip system. The air is cooled as it passes over the system. It is then pushed through the storage units using a circulation pump.
Heated Storage Units
In areas that experience harsh winters and frigid temperatures are typical for the season, heated storage units are a solution you’ll find to keep storage facilities temperate when the temperature drops.
Common Climate Controlled Storage Unit Sizes
New to storing your things in a climate controlled unit? Use these common storage unit sizes as a guide to help you figure out exactly what you need.
5 x 15 Storage Unit
Our 5 x 15 storage units are perfect for when you’re looking to store items large or small. These units are up to 600 cubic feet of space. Comfortably store the contents of a one-bedroom apartment, or a small garage. Business owners can store the furnishings of one office space. These indoor storage units not only provide you with an optimal temperature setting, but provides coverage from the elements, including rain, sun exposure, and snow.
5 x 5 Storage Unit
A 5×5 storage unit is similar in size to a hall closet or half bathroom and can fit a bicycle, several boxes or bins, tall lamps and small appliances.
10 x 20 Storage Unit
A 10×20 storage unit is close in size to a one-car garage and can fit oversized furniture like sectional couches or king-sized bedroom sets or the contents of a multi-room house.
Climate Controlled Storage Tips
Preparing Your Items for Storage
As you prepare to move your items to self storage, it’s important to prep them right. Use these tips to help you.
Create a List – During a busy move, it’s easy to lose track of items you’re putting into storage. Create a checklist of all items you plan to keep in the self-storage unit. Make two copies — one for yourself and the other you can leave inside the storage unit. This way, when you want to grab something from your storage unit, you’ll know what exactly is in the unit.
Clean and Vacuum Belongings – Climate controlled units are typically clean and dust-free, so you’ll want to make sure your items are clean to begin with. Doing so will help keep them in good condition and help prevent that musty smell when you pull them out from storage. Vacuum all items, wipe down all surfaces with a gentle cleaning spray, and dry them completely before storing.
Packing Your Items
Though climate controlled storage limits the exposure your belongings have to the elements, packing your items right can go a long way in ensuring they remain damage-free.
Ensure all your items are dry, to limit the chance of mold or mildew developing over time. Seal cartons tightly to keep moisture out.
Use high quality boxes and packing supplies.
Pack sweaters and clothing in wardrobe boxes or zippered garment bags. Keep mattresses in special storage bags to keep them in the best possible shape during storage.
Moving Your Items
When you’ve rented your storage unit and you’re all packed up, you want to make sure you have everything you need to get your items into your storage unit. Make sure you’ve checked the access hours at your storage facility, you have your gate code, the location of your stage unit, your lock and key, and, of course, help. Many facilities have dollies or hand trucks that can help move your items from your vehicle to your storage unit.
Climate Controlled Storage FAQs
Do I need a climate controlled storage unit?
What is climate controlled storage?
What items need climate controlled storage?
When you’re looking to give your items a little extra care, our climate controlled storage units can help. CubeSmart has more than 1,200 facilities nationwide with the temperature controlled options you need. Whether it’s long-term storage or just for a little while, our storage options are flexible to fit your needs.