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Make Your Electrical Devices Last Longer

Make Your Electrical Devices Last Longer - Westridge Electric - Electricians in Calgary

We all love our electronic devices. From our smartphones to our refrigerators, most of us would have a tough time living without your tech.

Whether you want to save money or just be gentler on the environment, most people want to find ways to extend the lifespan of their devices. Here are four ways to do just that!

 

Unplug them when not in use.

An easy way to extend the lifespan of your electronic devices, especially smaller ones, is to unplug them when you aren’t using them. Even when your devices aren’t in use, they are still leaching electricity from the outlets when plugged in. The longer they stay plugged in, the harder it is on their system.

 

Keep them clean.

Oftentimes we don’t think to clean our electronic devices, but this is something that contributes to their overall life expectancy. Regularly wipe off the dust, clean off the fans, and give your devices some tender loving care. They will stick around a lot longer if you do!

 

Protect them from surges.

There are some devices, like televisions and computers, that can be fried from unexpected power surges. If you want to protect your investments, invest in a surge protector when plugging them in. These small devices are inexpensive and can be found at any hardware store.

 

Maintain them as needed.

Each of your appliances and devices are going to need their own unique care. Ensure you’re regularly cleaning out your fridge, emptying the lint trap in your dryer, and thawing the ice buildup in the freezer. Follow the instructions on owner’s manuals and pay attention to them when they start to falter. They may be signaling that they need something specific.


If you’ve taken all of these steps and for some reason your devices seem to die out quickly, you may be experiencing an issue with your home’s electrical system. We would be happy to come in and take a look around! Call the experts at Westridge Electric today for a consultation.