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DO I NEED A CLIMATE CONTROLLED STORAGE UNIT?

Temperature is an important factor to consider when choosing a secure storage unit in Ontario.  There is no doubt that heated storage boasts several benefits, but how do you know when you really need it? Are climate controlled storage units necessary or can you get by with storing your stuff in ever-changing temperatures and humidity?

The seasonal pendulum affects everything it touches in Southwestern Ontario and The Greater Toronto Area, storage units are no exception.  Let’s ask, and answer, a few questions to help get you off the fence when choosing to control the climate of your storage unit or not.

WHAT ARE YOU STORING?

Wooden furniture, electronics, collectibles, photographs, and leather are among items that need climate controlled storage. Why? Because climate control not only manages the temperature but also the humidity of the storage unit.  Metals oxidize, wood warps, leather cracks and paper items will fade and discolour when exposed to high levels of humidity. For a full list of items that absolutely need climate controlled storage to be preserved properly, see Storage.com’s 10 Items That Need Climate – Controlled Storage.

HOW LONG ARE YOU USING STORAGE?

It is important to be realistic when asking yourself how long your belongings will be in storage.  The temperature of the inside of a storage unit will not be the same in the spring as it is in the height of summer or dead of winter. Think ahead and take all of the seasons into consideration that will happen while your precious cargo is secure in your storage unit.  If you are unsure of how long you will be using the storage unit, it is strongly advised to opt for climate control from the beginning or ask the storage company to remind you of the climate control upgrade after a certain period of time.

WHAT’S YOUR BUDGET?

We all want to save a few bucks where we can, and this affects the decisions we make when choosing a storage unit. Yes, there will be a cost difference between climate controlled storage and not, but it is important to take the answers to the previous questions into consideration when making the final choice.  If you are storing items that are sensitive to temperature and humidity, it will not be cost effective to forgo climate control if your stored belongings end up damaged.

The point of secure, affordable storage is to preserve and protect your assets, and climate control helps us do that – no matter the season.  We are happy to serve Guelph, Toronto, Mississauga, Etobicoke, Richmond Hill, Scarborough, North York, East York and surrounding areas with state-of-the-art climate controlled storage facilities.  Contact our friendly staff (link) to find your perfect storage unit today.

Self Storage Units in Guelph

Guelph

Self Stor’s Guelph facility is easily accessible from all parts of Guelph and Kitchener, with close proximity to the University and local businesses, featuring storage unit sizes from 5×5 to 12×30. Self Stor Guelph offers a wide range of mini storage options, including heated units, as well as traditional drive-up units. This range of products allows Self Stor Guelph to be the self storage provider with the units that will fit everyone’s needs.

595 Elmira Road North
Guelph, N1K 1G5, Ontario

Self Storage Units in North York

North York

If you’re looking for trustworthy self storage provider that offers extensive protection of your valuables, you’ve come to the right place. Here at Self Stor North York, you can leave your precious items with confidence. Knowing that it will be safe and secured in our Toronto East Facility located in North York. Self Stor North York offers a wide range of mini storage options, including heated units, climate controlled units, as well as traditional drive-up units or standard units.

150 Bermondsey Road
North York, M4A 1Y1, Ontario

Self Storage Units in Richmond Hill

Richmond Hill

If you’re moving to a new home around the Richmond Hill area, consider keeping some of your valuables at our Self Stor Richmond Hill facility as we can help lessen the stress and hassle of moving. Self Stor Richmond Hill is a self storage provider with more than a storage space for you. Along with every self storage solution we offer, you will receive security and protection for your belongings, convenience, and the guarantee of outstanding service. Self Stor Richmond Hill offers a wide range of mini storage options, including heated units, as well as traditional drive-up units or standard units.

25 Newkirk Road
Richmond Hill, L4C 3G4, Ontario

Self Storage Units in Etobicoke

Etobicoke

At Self Stor Etobicoke, you will find comprehensive services for the secure safekeeping of your possessions. Our clients’ valuables are secured with our state-of-the-art video surveillance 24/7. Self Stor Etobicoke self storage provider that is conveniently accessible from Downtown Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, and Etobicoke. Self Stor Etobicoke offers a wide range of mini storage options, including heated units, climate controlled units, as well as traditional drive-up units or standard units.

55 Kelfield St
Etobicoke, M9W 5A3, Ontario

Contact your local Self Stor today!

A storage unit is a solution to a lot of your needs.

Check out some of our key features:

  • Drive-up access allows for ultimate convenience
  • Heated units let you store with comfort
  • Online account management gives you the control
  • Packing and moving supplies allow you to tackle any move
  • Extended access to storage units, including holidays
  • Livechat customer service allows you to get the answers you need
  • Month-to-month contracts with flexible payment options
  • State-of-the-art lighting to be easy on the environment

If you do not have a storage unit, visit selfstor.ca and book yours today!

For help on what size storage unit you will need, check out our helpful size guide: https://www.selfstor.ca/storage-unit-size-guide/

Talk to your local Self Stor manager by dialing 1-833-523-0453, they are available to reserve units or answer any questions.

About Justin Morgan

Justin Morgan is a York University alumnus and began his Self Stor journey in 2015, earning a deep understanding of the qualities of self-storage and what made Self Stor special. Justin is now applying his unique talent as a Marketing Manager and content creator to bring storage to life! Follow his latest content on Instagram by subscribing to @selfstor!

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