Although your storage facility is dedicated to maintaining an ideal temperature in your climate-controlled unit, it can never hurt to be vigilant. Whenever you visit, check to ensure the space is just how you need it to be.


Climate-controlled storage units should maintain temperatures between 55°F and 85°F. Average relative humidity levels for indoor spaces should be between 35 percent and 45 percent.


Place a thermometer and a humidity card or plug in your unit for easy checking. You can even get an electronic hygro-thermometer for the wall that will instantly tell you the temperature and level of humidity. Doing so will be especially helpful if others, such as an acquaintance or the building manager, are monitoring the unit for you in your absence.

Have you ever had problems with climate control in your storage unit? If so, how fast was the problem fixed?