There are few things quite as rewarding as sitting down to enjoy your customized home theater system with your family or friends. Whether you’re checking out the big final game of the season or you’re binging your favorite Netflix series, it’s always better with a professionally installed home entertainment center. That’s why it’s important to protect your home theater equipment.


At Seven’s Home Theater, we do more than just create great home theaters for Minnesota residents. We also help you take steps to protect your investment. In this blog post, we’ll talk about steps we can take to help you safeguard your home theater so your TV viewing experience goes uninterrupted for the whole season.

Protecting Your Home Theater System

When you purchase a new home theater system, it most likely comes with a warranty to protect it for its expected lifespan. These usually protect your equipment against normal wear and tear from everyday use. However, electric surges, blown-out speakers, and other unexpected problems can damage your system prematurely and shorten the lifespan of your equipment. Fortunately, there are a few steps you can take to protect your home.

Step One: Protect Your Equipment With a Surge Protector.

A classic surge protector is supposed to protect the electronic equipment in your home from surges. But did you know that your surge protector can actually end up melted or fried? To avoid these problems, use a surge protector with coaxial and Ethernet protection. With that level of protection, you don’t have to worry about lightning or surges zapping your home entertainment system.

Step Two: Don’t Overuse Your Speakers.

It’s fun to turn up the volume, but if you leave your volume up extremely high all the time, you can end up causing your voice coil wires to melt. Even a receiver with a high power capacity can sustain damage when you’re constantly giving your sound system a workout.

Step Three: Watch Your Dust.

One of the biggest mistakes people make with their home entertainment system is to overlook the simple chore of dusting their electronics regularly. As simple as it is, dust can cause serious problems for your speakers, gaming consoles, and other electronic components. When dust clogs your electronics’ ventilation, your devices will eventually end up overheating. Check your electronics for dust every couple of weeks, and keep your electronics elevated if possible. We can help elevate your home theater system with an in-wall installation and flat panel TV mounts.

Get the Maximum Protection With Your Minnesota Home Theater Installation

A home theater installation is one of the most important investments you’ll make in your home. At Seven’s Home Theater, with each of our high-performance home theater setups for Minnesota residents, we work to help you protect your equipment and those who use it.


While we’re there, we can program your remote or connect your entertainment center using smart technology. Give us a call at 763-420-1070 or contact us online to get your free estimate.