Your audio-visual system seems like miraculous technology shipped back in time so you can display videos and stream amazing sound right to your conference room, or even your living room! That technology is incredible, but you may not realize how hard it works. Heat is the enemy of electronics, so to keep your home theater system working far into the future, you may want to consider checking into receiver cooling systems.
Receiver cooling systems automatically keep your speakers cool. Better yet, cooling cabinets can also keep your game system, television, and AV equipment nice and cool, so you can enjoy a movie, presentation, or some intense gaming without worrying about your expensive technology overheating. Every 10 degree increase over 85 degrees leads to a 40 percent reduction in the lifespan of your electronics, according to experts! By implementing media cabinet cooling, you can also keep your equipment working longer. The bottom line: Keeping your electronics cool is a money saver.
Here are a few things you should look for when purchasing home theater cabinet cooling or server cabinet cooling.
Automatic Thermal Fan Controller
Most systems have an automated system that kicks in cooling when your equipment reaches a certain temperature. Like your home’s air conditioner, home theater cooling begins when your equipment reaches 85 degrees and shuts off when it’s cooled down to about 80 degrees.
Prior to your search for a cooling cabinet, you may want to flip through your manufacturer’s instruction manual. There, you may find preferred temperatures for your specialized equipment. If you don’t have the instruction manuals, or if the manual doesn’t list anything like that, don’t worry. Sales professionals can assist you in determining whether you need cooling needs beyond the norm.
Some cooling systems are loud. They require the use of fans to maintain a consistently reasonable temperature. A few things can affect how loud a cooling system is. First, where the fans are located may make it louder. Experts recommend a cooling cabinet with fans placed higher, simply because heat rises. Second, the size of the fans can affect how loud the system runs.
Wires sticking out all over the place and gathering dust are unsightly. As you shop, pay attention to where you’ll be able to thread wires through your cooling cabinet. In some instances, you can make your own holes for wiring, but wouldn’t you rather have a cooling cabinet designed correctly in the first place?
Though heat is a primary cause of major electronic failure, there’s another common culprit for having to replace your electronics often: dust. In short, dust isn’t good for your gaming, audio-visual, home theater system, circuit boards or other media components. Ideally, your cooling cabinet will have rubber seals and other elements designed to keep dust from settling onto your equipment. In turn, your system will stay cooler and last longer.
When you decide to purchase a cooling cabinet, you’re making an investment in maintaining your electronics so they last longer and perform optimally for years to come. Make sure you ensure that the cooling cabinet you choose has an automatic thermal fan controller, limits noise, prevents dust-buildup, and includes holes to thread your wires through.