Winterize and Protect Your TV from the Harsh Cold
The beauty of an outdoor-rated TV (in addition to providing you with access to endless entertainment in the comfort of your outdoor space) is its ability to take on the elements. Engineered to endure exposure to weather conditions such as rain, snow, humidity, temperature fluctuations, and UV rays, these units are reliable investments, if cared for properly. And that includes preparing them for winter, which is why our outdoor living experts have compiled a brief list of tips and tricks to help you winterize your outdoor TV.
Best Practices for Keeping Your TV Protected
As always, we recommend giving your owner’s manual a thorough review before undertaking any type of maintenance effort to ensure you’re not at risk of damaging your prized patio possession. Alright, on to the best practices.
Insulate & Seal Connections
It is crucial to prevent any moisture from getting inside your TV unit or in any of the connections/ports. Use weatherproof materials or outdoor electrical boxes to keep these areas dry and insulated throughout the winter.
After a snowfall, clear any accumulated snow on, or around, your TV to prevent moisture-related issues. Also be aware of freezing rain and check your screen, connections, and outlets for any snow or ice.
Invest in a TV Cover
By purchasing an appropriately fitting, weather-resistant outdoor TV cover, you can further protect your unit from rain, snow, and other environmental elements. Make sure the material is breathable, to prevent condensation.
Perform Periodic Maintenance
During the winter, be sure to turn the TV on periodically to prevent any issues of inactivity (and to make sure the unit is still operating). Likewise, inspect the connections and cables to ensure they’re secure and damage-free. While doing this, use a dry cloth to wipe away any dust or debris, which can affect ventilation.
Store Your TV
If you’re unable to control your outdoor space’s temperature, consider storing the TV inside to reduce any risk of damage during especially cold weather. The same goes for any severe storms. This will ensure the longest lifespan for your TV.
By following these best practices (and the manufacturer’s instructions), you’ll safely be able to enjoy your outdoor TV during the winter months. You can also check out our Outdoor TV Care and Cleaning guide to further protect your investment throughout the year. Of course, if you have any outdoor living questions, reach out to our experts at 1-833-585-1881 for all the insight and guidance you’ll ever need.
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