Climate Control Storage

As a property manager for Move It Self Storage, it’s my job to maintain and oversee my property to ensure it’s at its very best for every customer. Part of taking care of customers also entails taking the time to get to know them, their unique situation, and how Move It can help. That means knowing all of our storage features and amenities inside and out – including climate controlled storage.

Even though I’ve only been in Texas for a short time, I am no stranger to the extreme weather that often hits this great state and my home state of Arizona. Whether you’re from a southern state like me or anywhere else in the country, it’s important to know and understand what climate controlled storage is, and why you should consider it the next time you visit your nearest Move It location.

What is Climate Controlled Storage?

Although this may seem like a simple question, I always explain the difference instead of simply pushing this feature on customers. At Move It, we will never sell you anything you don’t need – including climate control. However, it’s important to keep this feature top of mind, especially for those in southern states like Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi where it can get extremely hot and humid.

With a climate control storage unit, we control the temperature and humidity inside so it remains consistent year round. Whether it’s the hottest day of summer or the coldest day of winter, the temperature inside of your unit will stay regulated and comfortable. Another simple way I explain this feature to customers is that it keeps your valuables the same way you left them. When you don’t utilize climate control, your storage unit will be just as hot or cold – possibly even more so – than the temperature outside.

Why Do You Need Climate Control?

I always stress the importance of climate control for those who live in areas that experience climate changes throughout the year. Although many items are susceptible to damage from extreme heat or cold, there are several valuables that can crack or mold due to excess moisture in the air. That’s why it’s important to store your things in a unit that can protect
from both.

Before suggesting climate control, I always ask what items a customer plans to store and for how long – no matter if they’re a business owner, a college student, or storing for personal reasons. That helps me determine whether their items need an added layer of protection. If you plan on storing any of the following, I would highly suggest a climate controlled storage unit – especially if you’re storing long term or during a particularly hot or cold time of year.

Items that Need Added Protection

  • Furniture: Excess moisture can cause your furniture to mold – even if you can’t see it on the surface.
  • Electronics: Extreme heat or cold can cause internal damage to items like TVs, stereos, record players, and other household electronics.
  • Antiques and Paintings: Major swings in temperature and humidity can cause molding and cracking.
  • Wood: Warping and cracking are two common issues when wood items aren’t stored in a climate control unit.
  • Mattresses and Clothing: Just like with furniture, excess moisture and heat can cause these items to mold.

Benefits of Climate Control

1. It Adds More Protection.

Climate control not only adds protection from the heat, humidity, and cold, but it also helps keep out dust and bugs who want to invade your space. And you’ll also have peace of mind with security features like video surveillance, controlled access, storage locks, and friendly on-site managers at some locations.

2. It’s More Comfortable.

Moving or transitioning isn’t fun any time of year, but it’s especially not great during extremely hot or cold months. A climate controlled unit will ensure you’re more comfortable when moving items in or out. And if you plan on accessing your unit often or know you’ll be back to rearrange your items, you won’t have to be outside in the heat or cold while doing it.

3. It’s Convenient.

Our climate controlled units come in all shapes and sizes – anywhere from a 5x5 to a 12x30. We help you find a size that fits your unique needs. Our climate controlled units are easy to navigate and access no matter which property you store on.

Take Back Control with Move It Self Storage

Whether you plan to store with Move It for a long time or just a couple months, it’s important to know the benefits and conveniences of climate controlled storage. And even if you’re still unsure, simply stop by or call your nearest facility and our staff will be standing by to walk you through the entire rental process.

At Move It, we are a family-oriented business that strives to take care of people. Come discover the difference in self storage today.


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