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What To Know About Vaping In The Summer
Summer is a fun time that many of us look forward to due to the long-awaited break from the winter cold, but it can also cause further hassles if you happen to use a vape-pen. In approaching the hotter months of summer, it’s important that you’re aware of how the change in weather can affect your device and your products. With this extra bit of knowledge, you’ll be able to ensure that your summer vaping experience is both hassle-free as well as safe.
1. Keep Your Products Away From Intense Heat
One of the most important things to know about using your vape pen in summer is that you need to ensure you store it in a cool, dry location. This means that you can’t leave it to charge in your car, as the temperatures within cars can soar to extreme heights due to the prolonged sun exposure. In turn, this can result in your batteries draining quicker, and sometimes even lead to batteries exploding. Charge your device using a wall charger and keep it out of the sunlight.
This goes for e-liquids too, as extreme temperatures can cause a change in the color and the taste of your e-juice, which is definitely not what you want. As well as thinning out your e-juice, prolonged exposure to heat can cause the liquid to lose its taste entirely, so you’ll just have to spend more money on replacements.
2. Your Coils May Need Replacing More Often
It’s a good idea to take precautions and purchase more coils during the summer months so that you have more on hand as spares. The juices that you use in your vape pen will usually contain sugars which work to eat through the coils at any time of year. However, in the summer weather, the sugars can overheat and start to caramelize, which can lead to your juice tasting burnt. To prevent this, replace the coil more often, or look into using e-juices that don’t contain sugars or sweeteners when the temperature is at its highest.
3. Increase Your VG Ratio To Avoid Tank Leakage
When the weather warms up, your e-liquid can start thinning out, which sometimes results in tank leakage. This is because the heat also causes your tank’s rubber seals to shrink slightly, which can make it more prone to leaks. The best way to avoid seepage is to use e-juices with higher VG ratios as VG is thicker than PG and the liquid is less likely to thin out due to heat exposure. However, it’s also a good idea to replace your tank just as summer starts, to prevent having to go through the hassle of dealing with any future potential leaks.
When it comes to vaping in summer, it’s always a good idea to be prepared for the hotter months to make sure that you’re able to enjoy your vaping experience to its fullest. By keeping these key pieces of knowledge in mind, you’ll be able to keep using your vape pen safely and efficiently, no matter the weather.
Veronica is a vaping specialist who loves to contribute to the vaping community. When she’s not helping grow Smoking Things, you can find her playing with her dogs and adventuring outdoors.