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Too much heat from equipment?

Posted by sharb (My Page) on
Tue, Aug 14, 07 at 12:43

My husband's office is getting soooo hot! We've been in this house for 35 years and have always known that this room is at the end of the line for heat and cooling, but this is ridiculous! It feels as if a heater is on in there all of the time. He has a new 40" LCD TV, new HD DVR, same computer equipment. It has never been this bad before.

Could it be just the new TV and equipment that is causing this? It is hot even when the TV is off.

Any suggestions?


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RE: Too much heat from equipment?

LCD TV's and computers put out a fair amount of heat.

Try leaving the door to his office open. A small table fan may help. If you have central A/C make sure the vent isn't blocked or turned off.

If these tips don't help, a small 5000 or 6000 BTU A/C window unit will help.


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RE: Too much heat from equipment?

Thanks for your response.

We have had the A/C people check out our air conditioning vents. We keep the door open and he has a table fan. Since the heat is recent, it has to be the new TV and Direct TV HDDVR. Yesterday I bought a ceiling fan and will have it installed. He is out of town for a few days and it is so much cooler with everything turned off. It literally feels like a heater is on in there.

We have 6 TV's in the house, all hooked to Direct TV, including a 50" HD. None of them put out the heat like this one. Will keep trying -- SharB


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