It’s a safe bet that most of us rely on at least one device to get us through the day, and truth be told, it’s probably a pretty safe bet most of us are relying on more than one device. With that being said, the days are warming up and it’s important to do what we can to keep our electronics cool because the heat can cause a whole lotta damage. And whether we like it or not, a lot of us would be lost without these devices, so let’s do what we can before it’s too late.
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Go with the Flow
It’s all about the airflow when it comes to electronics and a lot of us have a habit of shoving our devices here and there and not thinking too much about them getting adequate air. Most of our devices have some sort of system that pulls in then exhausts air, so make sure these vents have the ability to do their job and avoid storing a lot of devices in a singular tight space. Ya gotta let ‘em breathe so give them a good 2 – 3 inches.
Car-Go is a No Go
This is probably a no-brainer, but it’s one of those things that just kinda happens sometimes, but avoid leaving any electronics in your car on a hot day. If you absolutely must keep your electronics in your car, make sure they are in the trunk or under a seat and positively out of direct sunlight.
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Keep it Clean
No matter what time of year it is, it’s important to make sure the fans in your device are clean so they can do their job, but it’s especially important during the warmer months while these fans are working overtime. Dust, pet dander, and who knows what else build up in hard-to-reach or delicate places, but you can clean them easily with a can of compressed air.
Careful Where You Work
If you plan on using your device for a long period of time, make sure you aren’t sitting in direct sunlight, and maybe consider investing in a cooling pad. These pads are designed to reduce the operating temperature of your laptop or other devices simply by placing said device on top.
Shut ‘er Down
If you notice that your device is malfunctioning and running hot, go ahead and shut your device down and let it sit for a while until it is cool to the touch. After you’ve given it some time, go ahead and try to use it again. At this point, it isn’t bad to make sure all of your vents and fans are clean, as well as double checking there is enough space in between devices (2-3 inches, remember?)