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Heated or Unheated Storage: Which Is Right for You? November 21, 2017

Heated or Unheated Storage: Which Is Right for You?, Anchorage, Alaska

Some goods commonly kept in storage are susceptible to low temperatures or wet climates. Heated units can prevent them from becoming too cold or saturated with moisture by maintaining a specific temperature. However, many items, like garage tools, don’t require this type of protection because they aren’t affected by the climate. So how can you know if heated or unheated storage is right for you? To determine what unit you need, check out some guidelines below.

Storage Duration

unheated storageThe first factor you should consider when choosing the right type of storage is how long you plan to keep your items in the unit. If you’re storing belongings for a short time, such as over the summer, you may not require heated storage. However, if you need the unit during winter or for a longer period, a climate-controlled option may become more important.

The Items Stored

Some items are more susceptible to temperature and moisture than others. Electronics, musical instruments, furniture, and antiques typically require a heated unit because these belongings are more likely to become damaged. However, items made of metal, like exercise weights or those that don’t contain liquid are OK in unheated storage.


Determine the value of your belongings and decide if you are willing to risk any potential damage. For instance, photos are usually fine in unheated storage, but these tend to hold significant sentimental value and you may not want to risk any moisture issues.


When you need high-quality self-storage units, turn to International Self Storage and Dimond Mini Storage in Anchorage, AK. With 30 years of experience, these experts offer both heated and unheated storage to fit all your needs. To learn more about how they can help you, dial (907) 563-2655 today. You can also follow them on Twitter for news and updates. 
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