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Protecting Home Electronics from Power Surge and Heat Damage

Many people are unaware of the dangers associated with power surges and heat damage to their home electronics. Power surges can occur when lightning strikes a power line, or when an electrical appliance is plugged in and turned on. Heat damage can occur due to excessive temperatures caused by a variety of factors such as malfunctioning air conditioning units or hot summer days. Both of these occurrences can be devastating for your audio visual equipment and other electronic items in your home, so it is important to take preventative measures in order to protect against them.



The first step you should take is to purchase surge protectors for all of your major electronics such as TVs, computers, and audio equipment. Surge protectors act as a barrier between the electrical outlet and the electronic device they are connected to, ensuring that any sudden changes in electricity will not harm the device by sending too much power through it. Most surge protectors come with LED indicators which alert you if they have been overloaded or damaged due to an electrical surge. Make sure you replace any surge protector that has an LED indicator which shows signs of being overloaded; this way you can avoid costly repairs on your appliances down the line.


To minimize heat related risks from affecting your electronics it is important that you keep all devices away from direct sunlight or other sources of extreme heat such as vents or radiators. Also make sure there is plenty of space around them; leaving too little room will trap heat inside and increase its temperature significantly over time leading to permanent damage on certain components like circuit boards inside the appliance itself. If possible try investing into fans which help draw out excess heat away from electronic devices; these fans are relatively inexpensive when bought online but also come with bigger upfront costs if bought at retail stores nearby


It may be helpful for some households who experience frequent power surges or have money invested into expensive electronics such as large TVs and gaming systems etc., may want consider investing into whole house protection systems which install directly onto main breaker panel within your home’s fuse box . These systems provide additional safety layers against both power surges & overheating issues by monitoring incoming electricity & providing additional insulation against potential shocks occurring outside its perimeter . They do require professional installation however but offer peace mind knowing all major appliances are covered no matter where placed within household .

Finally make sure check manufacturer's instructions before plugging anything new into wall socket , especially ones with complex wiring setup like soundbars , subwoofers etc.. Always disconnect cables before cleaning them dust buildup , even while using compressed air cans avoid spraying directly onto exposed wires & connectors reduce risk electric shock hazard . In addition keep cords organized organized so they don't bunch up together creating unnecessary strain outlets resulting further damages overtime


Overall, protecting audio visual equipment & other home electronics is an essential part of keeping your household safe and secure environment. At MavTech Pro, we can help you diagnose and install surge protection, as well as advise you how to properly ventilate your electronics. Protecting your system is the best way to get the most life out of investment.

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