Summer is here and by the looks of it, it’s going to be a scorcher! Part of our summer holiday routine is to keep safe from the harmful effects of the sun and heat by taking precautionary measures like using sunscreen and staying hydrated. Did you know that your electronics are also vulnerable to the summer heat?

Here are some tips to keep your electronics safe during the summer…

Give your electronics room to breathe

Airflow is everything when it comes to preventing heat damage to your electronics during summer. Most electronic devices have vents that allow it to draw air in and drive hot air out, but when these vents are obstructed, you could experience an overheating problem .

Your electronics need space

Make sure your electronics have room to breathe and that there’s nothing to obstruct their airflow vents.

Avoid direct sunlight

Never place your electronic equipment by a window under direct sunlight. Move it to a cooler and cleaner area. Positioning your electronic equipment along the path of airflow from a fan or air conditioner is ideal. You will be amazed how this can help cool down your equipment. Hot air rises, so store things on the basement or ground level if needed.

Don’t stack your electronic equipment

Electronic devices get hot enough on their own. Stacking them on top of each other produces and conducts even higher temperatures. Keep your devices spread out and use shelves whenever possible.

Keeping your electronics clean will prevent overheating

The fans inside your computer and other equipment are there to keep it cool. Dirt in the form of dust, human or pet hair etc., may slow down the fan and eventually cause it to stop. Use a can of compressed air to blow the dust away from all of your gadgets. Remember to keep all of the vents clean and unobstructed.

In case of an emergency, shut down

If one of your gadgets begins to overheat and malfunctions during the hot summer months, in case of an emergency, shut it down and disconnect its power supply. Leave it to cool down until the casing is no longer hot to the touch, and restart your device. Make sure it’s not stacked with any other devices, and keep the area clear to allow for proper airflow.

Read more about our blog post on The revolution of Televisions and Sound.

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