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Let’s start by explaining the correct definition of “climate controlled”.  Technically, it’s not “Climate controlled”, it’s “Temperature Controlled”.  Let’s take a look at some differences:

Temperature Controlled Storage
Temperature controlled units are typically kept within a temperature range between 55 and 85 degrees (F). This keeps the storage unit from reaching too high and too low temperatures that can be harmful to sensitive items like electronics, artwork, and furniture.

Non-Temperature Controlled Storage
As one would expect, these storage units will follow the current outdoor temperature much more closely. Often, especially during the Summer, the temperature inside the storage unit will far exceed the outdoor temperature due to exposure to the sun.  And since these units are not fully sealed, the chance of humidity inside the units are greater.

Another important distinction between Temperature Controlled and Non-Temperature Controlled storage is access to the units.

Temperature Controlled Storage
These units are almost always inside of a larger building. Storage units located within a building are often referred to as interior storage units. In many cases, these buildings may have multiple floors. Some access types you’ll see will include ground-level access and upper-level access.  At Handy Lock, all of our units are ground level units for your convenience.

Non-Temperature Controlled Storage
These units are typically exterior access storage units, meaning they function more like a garage. Because of the ability to drive right up to them, you’ll often hear the term “drive-up storage units.” It’s very rare to find an exterior storage unit that has climate control.

We hope this helps you to determine which is better for your belongings.  As always, if you have any question, please feel free to contact any of our office Locations.  Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/HandyLockSelfStorage and on Twitter @HandyLock.