Could High Humidity be Hurting Your Electronics?
Your electronic devices — computers, phones, gaming systems, televisions, and more — all hold valuable data and add convenience to your day-to-day life. Whether at home or work, electronics are more delicate than you may think, and are susceptible to damage in high-humidity environments. HVAC services in Atlanta can protect the electronics at your home or business from the damaging effects of high humidity.
The impact of not paying attention to humidity in the air inside can be costly. Many homes and businesses operate electronics in areas that have open windows or warehouse doors. During the Georgia summer, it’s best to make sure that your house or business is shut to the humid outdoors and that your AC system is working correctly to remove humidity from the air.
Humidity and heat often go hand-in-hand. Computers and other electronics rely on internal fans that circulate air to keep them from overheating since they are comprised of many components that produce heat. If the temperature in your home or office is as hot or hotter than the electronics’ internal temperature, if affects the fans ability to cool quickly and efficiently. Keeping your AC system in good repair is key to protecting electronics from heat.
Drastic temperature changes cause condensation, which creates a thin film over all the surfaces of electronics. This can lead to short circuiting, which can cause you to lose data in transmission or even damage electronics physically. Avoid condensation by keeping your AC running, rather than turning it off when you’re away from your home or office.
Corrosion occurs in high humidity environments. As this corrosion develops into rust, parts inside electronics can lose conductivity or resistance factors. This creates many malfunctions, leading to short circuiting, which destroys components or causes data loss. Combat corrosion before it starts by reducing humidity.
Control the Environment with Your HVAC System
It is important to keep relative humidity between 40-60% to keep electronics running efficiently. Having your HVAC system in top shape facilitates keeping humidity at bay. In more extreme humid climates, a whole house dehumidifier might be the answer to keeping humidity at a reasonable level.
Anytime HVAC can work with you to help make your house or business a good environment for electronics and people. Protecting your assets and health are both very important. The first step is to have Anytime HVAC come and do a maintenance check on your HVAC system. They can work with you to determine whether a tune up will solve your humidity problem. If needed, they can install a new system or dehumidifier.