The summer heat takes quite a toll on your body when you don’t have an AC system to keep your house cool. Your electronics are also dealt a hard blow by the heat and having them function in the scorching summer temperatures without cooling can be dangerous.
The average modern electronic device can function at temperatures above 120 degrees. It may seem unlikely that your television, laptop, tablet or cell phone could get that hot, but internally, electrical devices tend to run 10 to 20 degrees higher than room temperature. Even if the device continues to function, it will begin to accrue more damage the higher the temperature gets. Running electronics for long periods of time will inevitably affect long term performance and shorten their lifespan.
Even when there’s an internal fan present during very hot weather, it’s impossible for it to keep up with the cooling demands. Today’s smaller computer and phones have a much higher heat density since there is less area to diffuse.
In very humid conditions, you might also end up facing the danger of condensation on the inside of your machine, causing a short circuit.
If you work from home or you spend a lot of time on your mobile devices, then you understand how important it is to be able to use your machines when you need them for as long as you need them. The solution is central air conditioning. With central air you can guard both you and your devices.
John C. Flood is the leader in Washington D.C., Northern Virginia and Southern Maryland AC installation and our local technicians can have you basking in cool central air in no time. Give us a call today!