TVs are one of the most common electronic appliances in a house today. From its inception from a box with black and white moving pictures to its modern renditions today, TVs have evolved a long way. In the past a TV was considered as privileged property and only the elite had one in their homes. But today, almost every house has one and it has become one of those things that we simply cannot do without. If you have ever had your TV broken, you would know exactly what I am talking about.
A modern TV usually has a life span of about 11 years on the average, if used properly. If, for example, you have a Samsung TV, you need to make sure that you do not dump it at a Samsung television repairs shop at least for 3 years. While 11 years may be a little too unrealistic when taking into consideration the human factor, making your TV last at least 7 years should be your goal. Here are some tips to help you.
Turn off the TV when Not in Use
Many of us have got used to the habit of leaving the TV on eternally. Even when no one is around to watch. If no one is watching it, turn it off. Make sure that it is turned off every time you leave home too. This will not only increase the longevity of your TV, but will also save electricity.
Use Proper Brightness and Contrast Settings
While it is good and nice to watch TV on full brightness, it will not help you in increasing its longevity. Avoid changing them from the factory settings. The higher the contrast and brightness of the TV, the lower its longevity is going to be.
Repairs and Maintenance
Most TVs come with a manufacturer’s warranty. This is valid only if repaired or serviced at a manufacturer recommended workshops. If, for example, you have Samsung TV, make sure that you take it to an authorized repairs workshop. If the manufacturer has recommended periodic maintenance, make sure that your TV gets them at the right time.
The electricity supply for your TV needs to be constant and regulated. Sudden drops and surges in electricity can cause the ICs of your TV to fry. If you live in an area where there are a lot of electricity drops or surges, use a voltage regulator.
All TVs produce heat. If you touch the back of the TV just after you switch it off, you would notice the how warm it is. All the heat produced by the TV needs to circulated away from it in order to avoid overheating of its internal circuits. Therefore ensure that your TV is not kept too close to a wall or in a place where there is not enough ventilation