Yes, all right; the British heatwave may be well and truly over and August may have come and gone (and, yes, the kids are returning to school for their ‘autumn’ term as another school year begins), but despite all these end-of-summer things coming to pass, don’t believe for one second summer itself is coming to an end. Nope, because officially summer doesn’t slip into autumn until at least the third week of September – and, indeed, if you cast your mind back, you’ll doubtless recall that the weather during the month of September tends to be rather good and rather, well, summery on the whole.
All of which means then that summer vaping is still with us and will be for (at least) a few short weeks yet. And that, in turn, means that there’s no time like the present to learn and harness a few summer vaping tips that’ll still come in handy this time of the year. After all, who really wants to have to put up with season-induced hassles should they happen to use a vape-pen, a mod, a pod or any other vaping device?
In the warmer months of year then, it’s critical for you, a vaper, to be aware of how changes in the weather can affect the device you use and the products you use to ensure a great vaping experience. So, armed with extra fonts of knowledge provided below, you should be able to make sure (the rest of) your summer vaping fun is, indeed, fun – that is, make sure it’s both hassle-free and, yes, entirely safe:
Reduce your products’ contact with heat
An utterly crucial thing to be aware of when using a vaping device in the summer months is the unquestioned wisdom that you simply must store the device in a cool, dry location. In which case, don’t for goodness sake leave the thing charging in your car when the temperature inside the vehicle (and inevitably outside it) is scorching; temperatures within vehicles have a tendency to utterly soar to extreme levels thanks to prolonged sun exposure. If you fail to take this advice, you can expect your device’s batteries to drain quicker and, if you’re particularly unlucky, even explode. Instead, you’re highly advised to charge your vaping kit via a wall charger, out of direct sunlight, at home or at work or somewhere equally sensible.
Likewise, this advice goes for e-liquids too. Extreme temperatures are very bad news when it comes to TPD compliant e liquid, as it can not only cause a change in the shade of the fluid but even the taste of the juice you’re about to vape; bad news. Additionally, prolonged exposure to heat has a tendency to thin-out the liquid’s chemical concentration, which may also mean it might just lose its taste entirely – and, yes, that means, frustratingly, forking out money unnecessarily to replace it with more e-juice bottles.
Replace your device’s coils more regularly
Experienced vapers may be of the opinion that, at this time of the year, you can never have too many coils to hand for your device– yes, it’s certainly an advisable idea to be sensible and t precautions so you have more coils available during the summer months for spares. This is because, in most cases, the e-juices you fill your mod, pod or vape pen with more often than not contain a lot sugars among their ingredients and, like it or not, these sugars have a tendency to eat through the coils – whatever the time of year but, inevitably, even more so when it’s warmer in the summer months when the sugars might just overheat and begin the process of caramelisation (one of the reasons why a vape might taste burnt on a hot day). To mitigate this scenario, try to remember to replace the coil on your device more often than you ordinarily would.
Avoid tank leakage by vaping with high VG e-juices
As the weather warms up, vapers (although it may be unbeknownst to them) might well find that their prized vape juice is thinning out and this – horror of horrors – can result in tank leakage. Why? Because the increased heat can cause the rubber seals on an e-cig device’s tank to shrink somewhat, ensuring leaks can become more commonplace. However, there is a way to try to avoid such seepage – merely vape more e-juices comprising a higher vegetable glycerin (VG) ratio – in relation to propylene glycol (PG) – because VG is naturally thicker than PG; thus, the e-liquid will be less likely to thin out when it’s exposed to heat, even if you’re not trying to expose it to heat! You might also remember to replace your device’s tank at the beginning of summer (or, indeed, as summer goes on – that is, now; there’s no time like the present!) to further prevent leaks.