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.

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