What is Climate Controlled Storage?

Climate-controlled storage refers to a type of storage unit that is designed to maintain a consistent temperature and humidity level throughout the year. These units are typically found in larger storage facilities and are ideal for storing sensitive items that can be damaged by extreme temperatures or humidity levels.

Here are some key benefits of climate-controlled storage:

  1. Protection from extreme temperatures:
    • Climate-controlled units are designed to keep the temperature within a range of 55 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit. This ensures that your items are protected from extreme heat or cold, which can cause damage.
  2. Protection from humidity:
    • Climate-controlled units also maintain a consistent humidity level, typically around 55%. This is important for protecting items that are sensitive to moisture, such as wooden furniture, artwork, or electronics.
  3. Security:
    • Climate-controlled units are typically located within the main storage facility and have added security features, such as surveillance cameras and gated access, which provides an additional layer of protection for your stored items.
  4. Comfort:
    • Climate-controlled units are more comfortable to work in than traditional storage units. They are typically cleaner and better ventilated, which makes it easier to access and organize your stored items.
  5. Versatility:
    • Climate-controlled units can be used to store a wide range of items, including furniture, electronics, clothing, and documents.

It is important to note that climate-controlled storage units typically cost more than traditional storage units due to the added features and maintenance required to maintain a consistent temperature and humidity level. However, the added protection and peace of mind that comes with climate-controlled storage can be well worth the investment.

In conclusion, climate-controlled storage units offer an added layer of protection for your sensitive items, including protection from extreme temperatures and humidity levels. They provide added security and comfort, making it easier to access and organize your stored items. While they may be more expensive than traditional storage units, the added benefits make them a worthwhile investment for many people.


At American Way Storage, our climate-controlled units are typically maintained at temperatures between 55 and 80 degrees.