Is Your HVAC System Protected From Power Surges?
This is a question that every homeowner needs to ask themselves. When your home utilizes electricity to run everything from your HVAC system to televisions, stereo equipment, dishwasher and other appliances, making sure you have the home power surge protection you need is extremely important.
Whether it is an internal power surge or you are concerned about external surges, it is important to protect your home utilities. An internal power surge can lead to extensive damage for all types of electronics, including home appliances and HVAC systems. These internal surges are often caused by major appliances, such as your home’s air conditioning system, furnace or heat pump. When these appliances draw significant amounts of electrical power, they also release large amounts of electricity back into your electrical system when they cycle off. This sudden surge of excess power is what can lead to problems for other items plugged into the system.
Of course, there are also external power surges which can be just as detrimental as internal surges. These external power surges can be caused by everything from animals damaging the power lines to accidents or storms that take down the power lines as well as routine work or maintenance being performed by employees from the electric company.
Fortunately, there are easy ways to protect your home electronics and HVAC system from both external and internal power surges. A convenient way to protect from external surges is to use a power surge protector at the point where the electrical power lines come into your home. There are devices that can protect a specific appliance, such as your air conditioner or you can choose a power surge protector that will protect your entire house.
Another type of surge protection is a device that is used at the point of use. You can choose a power strip that is equipped with a surge protector to plug in a variety of electronics. Additionally, there are surge protectors that you can install right into the wall outlet for added protection and convenience.
Whether you need HVAC maintenance or the best home power surge protection, be sure to contact Home HVAC Service technicians for optimum results.