1:5:10:365 EcoTip Blog

December 1, 2008

:336 Keep Electronics Cool

Filed under: :336 Keep Electronics Cool — Tags: , , , , , , , , — John Banta @ 12:04 am

Take the 1:5:10:365 challenge: Do one thing – for 5 to 10 minutes – 365 days a year to make our home and planet environment better.

1:5:10:336 EcoTip: When electronic equipment temperature goes up the life expectancy goes down. The shorter the life the greater the waste.

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 Additional Information:

According to information from Middle Atlantic Products

Most studies have shown that for every 10ºF rise over 85ºF, digital equipment life is reduced by approximately 40%!

To help improve their longevity –

  • Don’t stack electronics.
  • Keep them away from heat sources and sunlight
  • Keep them clean and their vent openings clear and away from obstructions.

Of course turning them off when they aren’t being used will keep them the coolest.

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