How the Cold Affects Your Electronics

Have you ever tried to start your car on a cold winter’s day, but all it does is sputter a few times? That’s because the cold temperatures and the dry air they cause can sometimes prevent electrical components from performing properly.

The same can be said for the electrical components in your home. The cold affects your electronics in many ways, none of which are that convenient.

Cold Weather Brings Dry Air

Too dry of air can put extra stress on your electrical system and prevent your circuits from connecting properly, leaving you with shoddy power or no power at all. Sometimes, this can be remedied by adding a humidifier to your home and balancing out humidity levels.

People Use More Power During Cold Weather

Heating systems and space heaters run all the time during the winter as are electronic entertainment systems  — think about how much more likely you are to stay home and watch a movie during winter than you are in summer.

With a higher demand for electricity, you’re more likely to experience a power outage when it’s colder outside than you are during other times of the year.

Solar Panels Can Be Limited During Winter

When the temperature outside drops, we’re more likely to experience bad weather that blocks out sunlight. This can prevent solar panels from working at their best, leaving homeowners without enough power for their homes.

If you want to keep your home well-powered and prevent the cold weather from affecting your home’s electricity, ask the experts at TFC Electric for help. Since 1994, we have been serving Suffolk County with any and all electrical needs. Call us today at 631-589-2800 for more information.

December 10, 2018