Self-storage is all about keeping your important belongings safe and secure in a dry, roomy and enclosed unit.
What about keeping them warm, though?
Some items (such as clothing) don’t necessarily need to be placed in a heated storage unit at Multi-Storage. Simply placing them in a strong box should suffice.
On the other hand, things like:
- Wood or metal furniture
- Vehicle storage
Could (and will) benefit from being stored in a climate controlled facility.
Look at it this way: When it’s cold outside, what’s better:
- Lying in bed under a thick, warm and cozy blanket, or…
- …Sleeping with no sheets whatsoever?
You’d pick the warm blanket, every time.
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Protection from extremely cold temperatures
According to weather information collected from CurrentResults.com, Hamilton averages -6°C during the winter.
(By the way, Hamilton’s coldest day ever was -43°C with wind chill on January 19, 1994).
Heated storage units near Hamilton and Stoney Creek can easily combat the effects icy weather can have on your delicate items much better than an uninsulated garage or cold backyard shed.
- Electronics: Cold weather can damage the batteries inside things like a stereo system. Plus, condensation can enter into sensitive areas like screens or monitors.
- Wood furniture: Wintery conditions can dry out, crack and permanently warp your wood furniture (and any fabrics too). Wood also expands and contracts as temperatures rise and fall.
- Cars: All-season tires can harden (and lose grip). Motor oil can thicken (making it hard for the engine to turn over). Heaters slow down (delaying engine warm up).
Some items just aren’t made to sit out in the cold for months on end.
Which means placing them in heated personal storage is a smart idea.
Heated storage for commercial use
As your business grows, expands and collects inventory, you may want to rent a commercial storage space for it.
Depending on the nature of your business and its equipment, heated storage might be your best bet.
Extra computers, digital tools, wooden display stands; even paper documents or records (especially if they’re older) can all benefit from the safety and comfort of heated storage.
Other reasons to consider climate-controlled storage units
Besides keeping your belongings warm in winter, there are other advantages climate controlled units can offer you.
As the seasons change, so do indoor humidity levels. In non-heated self-storage, sensitive items could become damaged. Climate-controlled units also allow for humidity control.
Superior air quality
Climate controlled units are specially sealed to ensure the air inside is circulated and purified. There’s very little chance of dust or debris forming on your items.
Air quality should definitely be considered if you plan on storing electronics or documents for any length of time.
Summer temperature control
In the winter, your self-storage unit is kept warm. In the summer, it can be kept cool to ensure your items don’t overheat.
It’s ideal if you’ll be storing items for an extended length of time (so much so that the seasons and temperatures will change dramatically enough).
How to know if climate-controlled self-storage is right for you?
Look at the items you’re researching storage unit rental costs for.
If you’re comfortable storing them in a shed or garage (if you had the space for them at home, of course), then chances are you don’t need a climate controlled unit.
On the other hand, if you’re planning to store things like…
- Family heirlooms
- Antique objects
- Musical instruments
- One-of-a-kind collectables
…in addition to any wood furniture, electronics or vehicles mentioned previously, then heated self-storage is your best bet.
Check out our heated storage units for yourself
Our Stoney Creek location is a modern facility that’s safe and secure with climate controlled units available.
If you have any questions about our climate-controlled storage, all you have to do is contact us with them. We’ll get back to you ASAP with all the information you need.
Conversely, if you’ve decided you already want to use heated storage, then request a FREE quote on any of our available rentals.