Self-storage units in Ottawa offer a fantastic short- or long-term storage solution if you are moving or just needing to clear up some space. You’re probably wondering, if your items should be kept in a regular unit, or if you should be opting for climate control storage.

Let’s take a look at when regular storage is good enough for your needs, and when climate control may be needed instead.

When to Choose Regular Storage

Regular storage is a great way to keep most items safe and secure, but it does lack control over temperature and humidity. The temperature and humidity levels inside the unit will fluctuate with the conditions outside.

Because it is the less expensive of the two options, regular storage is typically chosen for short-term needs or for household items. For example, lawn equipment, lawn furniture, and items such as sporting goods would not need to be kept in a climate-controlled environment.

When Climate Control Storage May Be a Better Idea

Climate control storage units are an absolute necessity if you plan to be storing certain sensitive and valuable items that have to be kept safe from the damaging effects of extreme temperatures and humidity. The environment inside of a climate control unit is similar to what you would find in your home or office.

Climate control storage is typically used to store belongings that could warp, bend, break, or deteriorate due to changing temperature and humidity levels. This includes items such as:

  • Furniture containing wood, fabric and leather
  • Document, books and files
  • Clothing
  • Electronic items
  • Musical instruments
  • Fine china or antique items

Keep in mind that you should also consider how long you need to use a storage unit for. Some items may be fine if left for a short period of time in a regular storage unit. However, if you plan to be using a self-storage unit for longer than a couple months, then any sensitive and valuable items should go into climate control storage instead.

Choosing climate control storage is worthwhile both for preserving peace of mind and the monetary or sentimental value of your belongings.

Self-Storage Units in Ottawa for All Your Needs

Canotek Storage offers both regular and climate control self-storage units in Ottawa that have been used by thousands of satisfied home and business owners for the past 15 years. We provide our clients with great value, a convenient and easily accessible location, and the personalized care and attention that only a family-owned and operated business can give.

We also want to make sure that our clients understand what kind of storage unit is best for their needs, and why. If you have any further questions about climate control storage, then you canĀ get in touch with Canotek Storage by phone, e-mail, or by coming to see us in person.