Does My House Need Surge Protection For The HVAC System

A lot has changed in the past decade in terms of household electronic appliances and devices. Today, the average number of sophisticated electronic devices present in a household is much higher than the figure about one or two decades ago. In the past, it was crucial to have surge protection in case one decides to go for a high-tech electronic device, such as a large television. Today, surge protection may not be a necessity but it is definitely a wise decision to opt for one because it prevents power surges from taking place.

There are many causes of power surges, from power grid problems to a lightning strike. Such surges are extremely damaging to the sensitive electronic systems present in the household, particularly the HVAC system. In fact surge damages to HVAC units are often irreparable, thus the owner is compelled to purchase a new HVAC unit. Since one cannot gauge how much damage power surges can cause, therefore it makes sense to opt for a surge protector if you have an HVAC unit installed in your house or office.

Sometimes, in case of minor power surges, visible damages may not occur but one can expect hidden damages which would get worse as time passes. These hidden damages can be thought of as additional wear and tear of the HVAC device, which leads to system failure prematurely. HVAC surge protectors play an important role here in minimizing the occurrences of these extra wear and tear.

If your HVAC unit is directly connected to the power line instead of a power outlet then you should have the surge protector placed at the main breaker box. This way, excess power or sudden surges of power won’t affect the HVAC unit adversely. Alternatively, in case of other types of HVAC units, one can purchase multiple individual HVAC surge protectors and have these installed at every outlet.

Simply buying the surge protector is not enough, you should also get the same installed properly by an expert or a professional for optimum benefits. So, give us a call to have HVAC surge protection installed at your home and you can take your mind off HVAC surge problems!

Protect Your Utilities And Appliances From Power Surges

If you have invested in owning a home, you are most likely well aware that there are certain tasks you need to take on in order to make sure your home is kept in working order and looks appealing. You paint your home when needed, trim and prune the trees and other fesque, you make necessary repairs, provide HVAC maintenance, and protect your home with hazard and flood insurance. One thing many homeowners overlook, however, is surge protection. You need to protect your home utilities, large and small appliances, and electrical equipment against internal and external power surges.

External Power Surges
Power surges that occur outside of the home are referred to as external power surges. These power surges happen when power lines outside of the home are damaged or are down, such as in the case of a vehicle or animal accident, a storm, or your electrical company performing repairs or maintenance to the power lines. Large amounts of power can be sent into the home at home time during an external power surge, potentially damaging appliances and electrical equipment, such as the television and computers. You can protect against these types of power surges by using special outlets or plugging such electrical equipment into power strips with surge protection.

Internal Power Surges
Not many homeowners are aware of internal power surges, or power surges that happen due to circumstances within the home. These power surges are not generally noticeable, however, they can cause a lot of damage inside the home. Internal power surges happen when a large appliance, such as an air conditioner or dryer, is cycled on and sucks a lot of power into the home. When that appliance cycles off it sends a large dose of power back out into the line. Overtime, this causes a lot of wear and tear on appliances.

Home Power Surge Protection
Be sure your home is protected against both internal and external power surges today by calling your trusted HVAC contractor. Your HVAC contractor can protect your home utilities and help make sure you don’t have more costly repairs and replacements in the long run.