What Items Should Be Stored in a Climate-Controlled Storage Unit?

car motors should be stored in climate controlled storage units

If you are considering self-storage for several of your personal belongings, be sure to choose a storage unit that’s right for your needs. For certain people’s treasures, climate-controlled storage is necessary for them. That being said, most people choose to store their possessions in regular storage.

In this guide, our team here at Stor-It discusses which items can be stored in climate-controlled storage units and which can be stored in regular self-storage. We also provide information on our very own regular and climate-controlled self-storage units located in Boise and Meridian Idaho.

What are Climate-Controlled Storage Units?

Climate-controlled storage units are storage units that contain built-in heating systems and fans to help keep the air flowing in the storage unit. Most climate-controlled self-storage units are kept somewhere between 50°F and 85°F, with the specific temperature determined by the tenant according to the needs of their items.

When are Climate Controlled Storage Units Necessary?

Motors for Boats, RVs, Motorcycles, Cars, and Other Large Equipment

Automobiles and other large motorized pieces of equipment are big investments and if not winterized properly can be damaged in extreme temperatures. Some people choose to keep these investments in peak condition. Others still may take out their motors when their vehicles and equipment are not in use over longer periods of time. For those that aren’t being used, climate-controlled storage is essential for proper preservation.

When combined with changes in temperature, even trace amounts of moisture can become major problems for your motor. In regions where temperatures routinely dip below freezing, water near your motor can freeze and expand. This can lead to parts cracking and breaking within your motor. To save your motor from damage caused by extreme temperature changes and fluctuating humidity levels, it is a good idea to store it in a climate-controlled self-storage unit like those available here at Stor-It.

Everything Else? Regular Storage

Unless you have items that clearly fall into the above category, you can rely on traditional storage for your possessions. This is especially true if you’re storing in the short-term. To learn more about which items can be stored in traditional self-storage, contact our storage team to speak with one of our experts!

Climate-Controlled Self Storage in Boise and Beyond

Here at Stor-It, was are proud to offer a comprehensive array of storage unit options in Boise and beyond. Whether you are in need of climate-controlled self-storage or traditional storage units, our many facilities located across the Treasure Valley (and McCall) have the choices for you. Explore our site to browse a number of storage unit sizes and types, and check out our packing supplies to learn more about the many other ways our team can help guide you store your belongings. For affordable and easy storage in Boise, Meridian, Nampa, Caldwell and McCall our facilities here at Stor-It are the right choice for you. Store with us in confidence today!

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