Climate Controlled Storage As An Option

Climate Controlled Storage - Madison WI - A+ Self Storage - Sun Prairie - DeForest

Climate controlled storage can help protect certain items

In a perfect world, self storage of choices include traditional cold storage that is perfect for the majority of storage needs and climate controlled storage for certain unique situations.

There are times when items being stored benefit from predetermined humidity levels and specific temperatures. The reason for a climate controlled unit is to minimize or eliminate environmental conditions that can degrade your belongings. Climate controlled storage protects a wide range of items from harm caused by environmental conditions.


The Advantages of Climate Controlled Storage in Madison WI

Climate can cause problems in many regions of the country. In the southwest extreme heat can cause damage to stored items over time. In the humid southeast, climate controlled storage can help protect stored items against moisture. In a climate such as we have in Madison WI, climate controlled storage is an added level of protection for items stored for a long period of time. Because our climate is fairly moderate in terms of temperature and moisture, climate controlled storage is most helpful in very long storage periods.

According to the Self Storage Association, temperature and humidity control can protect your belongings over longer periods of time.

At A+ Storage of Madison, Sun Prairie and DeForest, our customers use traditional cold self storage for everything. But we also know there are certain items people have, possibly family heirlooms, old pictures and documents or old fabrics (wedding dresses) that can benefit from climate controlled storage units. We know these storage units can give our customers added peace of mind. That’s the primary reason we will be opening new climate controlled storage units in the Sun Prairie in spring of 2015.

When Climate Controlled Storage Can Be Helpful

Climate controlled storage units offer humidity and temperature control. If you own any items especially sensitive to humidity, climate controlled storage units actively dehumidify air. Units simply cooling the air with air conditioning may not bring moisture levels low enough to protect all items completely. For items truly sensitive to high humidity levels need less moisture in the air. The following items can be protected by climate controlled storage units.


  • Antiques
  • Artwork (paintings, drawings, posters, etc.)
  • Classic cars
  • Wine


  • Audio equipment
  • Cameras and other photography equipment
  • Computers
  • Stereos

Household and Personal Items

  • Appliances
  • Books
  • Clothing
  • Family heirlooms and history records
  • Media
  • Cassettes
  • CDs
  • Negatives
  • Photos and photo albums

Sensitive Materials

  • Glass
  • Leather
  • Metal
  • Plastics

A+ Storage has existing climate controlled storage units in its Madison WI storage facilities and has new units planned for the Sun Prairie location. Our standard self storage facilities in Madison, Sunprairie and DeForest are easy to get to for Dane county residents in Waunakee, Middleton, Verona, Fitchburg, Oregon, McFarland, Monona and Cottage Grove.

Call A+ storage at 608-837-5113 or email us for details on our self storage facilities in Madison WI, Sun Prairie and Deforest.

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