Can Computers Experience Heat Exhaustion?
Is Your Server In A Small Room or Closet? You Must Read This Important Warning To Prevent Heat Exhaustion.
Did you know that your SERVER, COMPUTERS and NETWORK equipment can suffer from heat exhaustion and it can be LIFE THREATENING just like in humans? This causes slowness, blue screens, random reboots and complete meltdowns! Do you keep your IT equipment in a closed closet or other small, confined space? There are three things you need to pay attention to avoid premature loss of your equipment and data.
How to prevent heat exhaustion:
Ventilation. Airflow is critical for maintaining a safe room temperature and reducing dust. Think of it this way; if you’re uncomfortable and cant survive in a warm room with no air circulation the servers and computers won’t be able to either 🙂
Room Temperature. Server rooms should be kept between 68° and 72° Fahrenheit (20°-22° Celsius). If you keep your server or computers in a closet or small area with a closed door, the heat emitted will quickly elevate the temperature to levels that will damage hardware. Please consider opening the door or putting in a good exhaust fan to pull the hot air out.
Dust. It could be said that dust is more dangerous than room temperature. Dust acts as insulation by clogging vents and cooling towers, this traps the heat generated by your computer components. Regular maintenance to keep your components clean and dust-free is essential to longer lasting IT equipment.
IT Equipment is expensive, and no one likes unexpected downtime; it is incredibly frustrating! If you want to protect and extend the life of your IT equipment and avoid the possibility of sudden down time, please make sure your server closet and IT spaces are set up correctly.
If you need help, we’ve got your back 🙂 Please call us for a FREE IT Room Consult at 937-291-9900. We’ll be happy to give you a free evaluation on your IT spaces and server closet or room and advise you on if you are at risk of heat exhaustion and dust damage.
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