Should you get surge protection for your hvac unit

Power disturbances cost homeowners a staggering $79 billion each year! That’s a lot of money to spend on a preventable issue.

Power surges, brownouts, and blackouts have no mercy on your expensive electrical appliances, which includes your HVAC unit.

Each time the lights flicker, go out, or when power currents surge, all your electronic components are at risk for failure.

Yet, surge protectors can keep your HVAC unit safe. Here is what you need to know about HVAC surge protection for your home.

What Are Surges? 

There are various reasons why surges happen. They can be from sudden electricity fluctuations due to your power company. Surges can happen as a result of large appliances (your fridge, washer, dryer) cycling on and off.

Surges can also happen if your house is hit by lightning. They happen when you lose power and get it back.

Any sudden surge of power can cause electrical systems to short circuit. It can destroy your devices and systems, including your HVAC unit.

Every time the lights flicker, or you experience a minor power surge, this causes wear and tear on your HVAC unit. Even if you didn’t notice a power surge, it could be doing damage to the many electrical systems in your home.

Your HVAC system is comprised of an electrical system at the core. It could cost thousands of dollars to repair your HVAC.

What Are Surge Protectors?

All surge protectors are designed to protect electrical devices from energy spikes. These protectors either block the unwanted voltage or ground it before it can reach the electrical device.

Luckily, HVAC surge protection can be installed within your HVAC unit or nearby. It will protect your HVAC against any type of surges.

Why HVAC Surge Protection Matters 

Surge protectors prolong the life of your HVAC unit. A large power surge can make your unit fail to work. Smaller surges do less obvious damage. Yet, this hidden damage, over time, can cause your HVAC unit to fail well before its expected lifespan.

You might assume that older HVAC systems are at higher risk. In fact, new models are extremely susceptible to power surges.

Their printed circuit boards are very costly to repair. In fact, most people prefer to replace the entire unit when calculating the cost.

A professional HVAC specialist can install surge protectors at strategic points in or around your HVAC system.

Doing this can save you thousands of dollars, as well as hours or days of discomfort while you wait for your system to be repaired or replaced.

Protect Your Investment

Now you know how important HVAC surge protection is for your home. While it could mean extra time and money upfront, you could be saving yourself big time frustration and expenditures in the future.

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