Home theater furniture is great for many things, such as keeping electronics stored, concealed and usable. But one often overlooked quality that is absolutely necessary, is finding furniture that keeps your electronics cool. Now, we’re not talking about “cool” in the vernacular sense (even though an original Nintendo console or an 80-inch flat screen would be awesome). But more so, “cool” in the temperature kind of way.
You see, when electronics overheat, all types of problems can arise. Internal chips can melt. Pixels on screens can darken or wear out. And in the most serious of cases, fires can spark. While normal wear and tear on your components will always be a reality, keeping your electronics cool can protect your furniture and extend the life of your components.
Here’s a guide to what you should do—and not do—when storing your electronics.