If you’re moving during cold weather, the low temperature can take a toll on your TV and other electronics. Taking steps to secure and pack these items carefully can help ward off damage and ensure that your television and other gadgets work as intended. These devices are designed to remain at room temperature and have difficulty withstanding severe heat and cold.
Steps to Take
First, consult your TV’s owner’s manual, which will provide valuable information about the correct operating and storage temperature for your TV. In many cases, the manufacturer may recommend waiting for the TV to warm up after cold exposure before you plug it in.
Even if this is not specified, you may want to wait several hours to plug in electronics after moving them in the cold. LCD TVs are particularly susceptible to this type of damage. If they are plugged in a while still cold, the liquid crystal screen can freeze and crack, potentially damaging other components of the television.
If you need to store electronics for a specific period, opt for a climate-controlled storage unit so you can easily adjust the temperature to manufacturer specifications. This also prevents damage caused by humidity and moisture accumulation.
Traditional tube-based TVs are susceptible to moisture in the air which causes condensation. Avoid the issue by giving the set time to adjust to the warmer indoor temperatures before you plug it in. Although these TVs may operate at colder temperatures, you might notice interference and other issues.
Even if you hire movers, they might not know the recommendations for your specific devices. For this reason, you should keep your owner’s manual handy and consult them whenever you’re moving your TV and other electronics in extreme temperatures.
Before packing your TV, take a photo of the back of your set-up while it’s connected so you can quickly reconnect all components when you arrive at your new home. Label all cables and pack them separately from the set itself
Dust your TV with a soft, dry cloth to remove debris that can enter the internal components during your move. For best results, move the TV in its original box with padding to prevent it from shifting.
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