Hot summer season doesn’t only affect our health and skin, but it also impacts our electronic appliances. From laptops, mobiles, fans, air-conditioning, fridges and even radiators, every electronic item is vulnerable to damage from the deadly heat during summer storms.
In this article, we’ve mentioned how you can safeguard a specific electronic device in your house. So, read along and get to know the ways in which you can keep them secure.
Fridges and freezers are the most vulnerable appliances to hot weather. And if you have kept them in a hot location like under the shed or in a congested area, then relocate it immediately. In fact, put it in a cool or airy place where the fridge can put off the heat and gas.
Also, keep the space around it clean to help the heat pass easily. And yes, do not forget to clean the condenser coil from time to time. If the coil gets dirty or has some dust particles settled in it, then the compressor becomes hot and runs faster, and can eventually damage the fridge.
To save the air conditioner from getting affected, set the thermostat at a reasonable temperature when you are moving out of the home. This way, the thermostat will maintain a normal temperature in the room and your AC will take less time to cool the entire space. It will save a lot of electricity and therefore bring down your monthly bill.
And if your room has a programmable thermostat, then read the user’s manual carefully and set it a temperature that is comfortable for you. It’s better to leave the thermostat to 78 ̊when you are not at home to keep the environment maintained and normal.
No doubt mobile has become the most important thing in our life and that’s why its safety comes on priority over other things. To save the mobile from the summer storm, put it in a cool place at night or when not in use. Make sure that it is at an arm’s length from other electronic items that emits heat like fridge, gas, radiator etc.
When you are carrying this device, try to keep it separate from other stuff to allow maximum airflow. At times, long and continuous use of phone turns the battery hot. In that case, turn off the functions that are not in use like Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, LTE etc. If you own an iPhone, then you don’t have to worry about the same as they are designed in such a way that it displays a warning on the screen when the phone starts heating up.
4. Personal Computer or Laptop
A computer generates large amount of heat while performing several functions at the same time. Its core Central Processing Unit or CPU generates heat naturally when it carries out algorithms. You might not be aware that playing games in computer results in a lot of heat emersion, as it performs large calculation when you are enjoying the game. Similarly when you copy- paste large files, the temperature in the hard drive increases. The optical disk drive also contributes to heat generation when you play a CD or DVD.
Don’t be surprised to know that your room’s temperature has a direct connection with the internal working of your system. Higher temperature often reduces its performance and makes the computer work slower. If your suit is exceeding 80 ̊F/ 27 ̊C temperature, then you should cool it down immediately otherwise your system might suffer.
Sometimes higher heat output or summer storm causes a fluctuation in the house; in this condition, unplug all the appliances immediately that might get damaged. And if the power supply is flickering, then turn the power off of the entire house.
Definitely, we can’t control the weather from taking a turn for the worse, but by being careful and alert at the right time, we can save ourselves from the loss or repair of our expensive devices. We hope these tips will save you from losing your home appliances in future.