Can I Store a TV In a Cold Garage For a Few Weeks? – Answered

Can you store a TV in a cold garage? This is the question I asked myself when I bought a new TV last christmas and wanted to surprise my family. As we still had a few days before Christmas so I had to keep it in my garage. The answer is YES, its fine to keep your TV in a garage for a few days or a few weeks.

Storage Safe Temperature Range For All Popular TV Brands In USA

Samsung: -4° to 113° Fahrenheit (-20° to 45° centigrade)

LG TV:  -4° to 140° Fahrenheit (-20° to 60° centigrade)

Hisense TV:  -5° to 113° Fahrenheit (-20.5° to 45° centigrade)

TCL TV: -5° to 113° Fahrenheit (-20.5° to 45° centigrade)

Sony TV: -4° to 140° Fahrenheit (-20° to 60° centigrade)

Panasonic TV:  -4° to 140° Fahrenheit (-20° to 60° centigrade)

Philips TV: -5° to 104° Fahrenheit (-20.5° to 40° centigrade)

Vizio TV:  -5° to 120° Fahrenheit (-20.5° to 49° centigrade)

Can I Store a TV In a Cold Garage For a Few Weeks? - Answered 1
Please Note: – Storage Humidity for all should be between 10% to 90% (Non Condensing)

Before You Put Your TV In The Garage – Reference Check list

  1. Make sure you keep your TV in a packed state as it comes or if opened then it’s covered with a dust proof cloth or plastic. Your garage is the center of dirt and debris swirling around. Making sure that your TV doesn’t get negatively impacted.
  2. Once you decide to get your TV back into your room just keep it aside for a while before you plugin and switch it on. This will allow some time for condensation if it happens as its coming from cold temperatures.
  3. Your TV may show signs of a little ghosting and the image may be a little dim but that’s fine. Once it warms up it will be normal. This generally happens as it comes from extreme cold temperatures.
  4. Most TVs are LED or OLED but if you have an old tech LCD TV then the display panel has liquid inside which may get thick overtime. Resulting in a bit slow screen response time. This is ok too unless you’re playing a high graphics game. Over time this will also go away once your TV is inside for a week or so.

Effective Ways To Keep Your TV In The Garage

Using Temperature Monitoring Systems

Your TV is one of the most sensitive electronics products. Regulated temperature will ensure that the crystals in (LED) or liquid (LCD) display don’t get frozen and this avoids slowing down the screen response time.

Keep Checking On Your TV Unit Till The Time Its Kept In Garage

Although I have mentioned the storage temperatures for all major TV brands above, its always a good practice to read the manual of the model  you got to check the exact storage and operating temperatures for your specific model.

Reading The Instruction Manual Which Comes Along

Although I have mentioned the storage temperatures for all major TV brands above, its always a good practice to read the manual of the model  you got to check the exact storage and operating temperatures for your specific model.

Can LED TV’s Survive Freezing Temperatures?

The functionality of LEDs depends on light emitting diodes and the liquid (crystals) inside the display of the panel. The liquid doesn’t freeze as water does. Most TV manufactures have their TVs built to handle cold temperatures upto -20°. So it shouldn’t be much of a problem.

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