Putting your items in storage can free up space in your house and give you more room. Using a self-storage facility can help make it easier for you to move, and you can put things from loved ones in a storage unit until you can go through them. If you are going to use a storage facility, you may want to get one that has climate control. There are several reasons for this. 

Extreme Temperatures

If you live in a place where it gets very hot or very cold, leaving your items in a non-climate-controlled facility can put your items at risk. Too much cold can cause things to get brittle, while temperatures that are too hot could cause other problems. If you put things in a climate-controlled unit, you know that the temperature will stay steady all year. If you are putting antiques or other delicate objects in your unit, you don't want them to be exposed to those wide temperature variations because of how delicate they are. 

Humidity Control

No one really likes humidity, but a certain amount is necessary. Too much humidity can cause wood to swell and give mold and mildew a place to grow. Too little, and wood can dry out, leaving it at risk for damage. A storage unit with humidity control will keep the humidity at a reasonable level. It will be dry enough that your wood items won't swell or warp but just humid enough to keep things from drying out and getting ruined. 

Cleaner Air

Because the air in a climate-controlled storage facility is recirculated and run through filters, it catches all the contaminants that might come in from outside air. That means those contaminants aren't getting to your unit and ending up all over your belongings. You will have less dust in your unit, and no mold spores. If you are storing valuable papers in your unit or electronics, keeping those mold spores and dust out of your unit, will make them last longer. When you pull things from your unit to use again, they should be in the same shape they went in. 

If you are looking for a storage unit, make sure that you get one in a climate-controlled facility. It may cost a little more, but the peace of mind you will get from knowing that your belongings are as safe as possible can outweigh any additional fees. 

For more info, contact a local company like JPG Inc.