Simple tips to make your televisions last longer

Some of these tips will help you save money in the long run

Simple tips to make your televisions last longer

Your television is likely one of the most used devices in your home. This is exactly why you must make sure it’s well maintained and continues to provide quality viewing experience for years. Taking good care of your TV will help prevent damage and extend its lifespan. In this article, we’ll share some maintenance tips that will keep your TV looking and functioning like new for years to come.

Investing in an extended warranty plan

TVs are fairly large investments. In most cases, long-term ones as well. Like with all other electronics, TVs too are susceptible to developing certain issues or faults in the short or long run, which may not be quite so simple or cheap to fix.

Thus, if your TV is eligible for an extended warranty like the ZipCare Protect plans, you should opt for one. These plans include doorstep pick-up and delivery services for repair and a 28-day guaranteed repair period. One is also guaranteed a replacement if the repairs fail to rectify any issues covered in the manufacturer’s warranty, which your TV may have developed. 

ALSO READ: What is an extended warranty and why you should purchase it

Unplugging and proper storage

It’s easy to forget that all electronics require some maintenance, but if you want your TV to last, unplugging and proper storage matters. Unplugging your TV reduces the chance of electrical and power surge damage when not in use. If you plan on not using your TV for a long stretch of time, leave it unplugged. Proper storage can help your TV cope better with temperature changes between the seasons, as well as protect components from dust and other airborne particles.

ALSO READ: How to convert a normal TV into a Smart TV?

Cleaning your TV

Cleaning your TV regularly is essential if you want it to last. Dust and fingerprints can dull the display of your TV, leading to a less-than-clear picture. Dust can also cause damage in the long run. Fortunately, cleaning your TV only requires a few items like a microfiber cloth, Isopropyl alcohol and a soft brush.

Checking cables for bends or kinks

Maintaining your TV also involves taking care of its cables. As you plug and unplug for regular use, take the time to quickly check for any bends or kinks in the cables. Any broken cables can affect the picture quality you see on the TV’s display and cause serious damage down the line. Make sure you only ever use certified accessories, as generic cables and adapters can be a risky affair.

Usage tips for different climates

Taking proper care of your TV may include different steps depending on what climate conditions you’re in. In hotter regions, for instance, it’s essential to make sure that rooms with TVs and other electronics are well-ventilated to prevent any overheating. This also means giving your TV plenty of breathing room from other furniture and making sure that no heating vents or boxes are close by.

ALSO READ: How to setup a smart TV for the first time

Similarly, in colder climates, a temperature-controlled room makes a big difference as exposure to extreme temperatures can cause irreparable damage to the internal components of your device. In general, it is always recommended to check the user manual and talk to an expert if unsure how to care for your TV correctly in different environments. With the right guidance, you can make sure your TV continues delivering crisp visuals year after year.

Those were some simple tips to keep your TV in good health, so you can avoid unnecessary repairs and enjoy all your favourite movies, shows and sports events for years. Happy watching!

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