I have a sound system and two wooden speakers in my conservatory. As the conservatory gets very hot in the summer I need something to put over the equipment to shield it from the heat. Can anyone suggest anything?
Aluminum foil would reflect the heat from the components, it may not look the best but it would do the job. You could put the foil in the windows to provide shade and keep the heat out of your conservatory. Even better would be to go to your local home supply center and buy window tint and apply it to the windows. That would leave the view, but give you some shade and cut down on the heat inside.
You could also just add more fans like you do with a computer to keep the core temperature down.
It's not possible to shield anything from heat. You can shield it against the sun, but if the air temperature around it (ambient) is, say, 100ºF, then the equipment will reach 100ºF also, and you can't prevent that except via refrigeration.
You may have an additional problem in that the equipment generates more heat so the temperature will climb above ambient, so in this case, you want ventilation and maybe fans to prevent that. But, again, the best you can do is keep it at a small temperature above ambient.
Fans don't cool, they just keep things at a more constant temperature.
Good question. We get this a lot when people have had their conservatory for a while, and are spending more and more time there.
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