Selecting Proper Batteries For Your Fireplace Remote Control Devices

Selecting Proper Batteries For Your Fireplace Remote Control Devices
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Selecting Proper Batteries For Your Fireplace Remote Control Devices

Heating season is long gone but there is one thing you can still do to prevent a headache come wintertime. Corrosion in remote control receivers is a common and frustrating issue that tends to pop up at the beginning of heating season.

corroded receiver for fireplace

 

Corroded receivers usually have to be replaced, so if you would like to avoid buying a new one, continue reading:

It is best to remove the batteries from your receiver at the end of the heating season and replace them with new ones at the beginning of the next season. On top of that, we have found that the quality of the batteries you use makes all the difference. The only brand we have found that does not cause corrosion is Energizer.

 

Our lead tech even went as far as testing an Energizer next to Duracell for an entire summer. When he checked his receiver after months of no use, the Duracell was covered in corrosion, and the Energizer was clear.

 

In short, here are our top recommendations for preventing corrosion in your remote receiver:

  1. Remove batteries when out of season or when you won’t be running the unit for an extended period of time.
  2. Use Energizer batteries.
  3. Use brand-new batteries in your receiver when it’s time to turn it back on.

 

Takeaway:

Removing the batteries from the receiver during the off-season will prolong the life of the receiver.

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