If your home is in the United States, your home is subjected to hundreds of power surges each year. It is a well known fact that these sudden fluctuations in power overwhelm the circuitry of many devices and in many cases damages and destroys them. In fact, most people will not plug up their computers unless they’re plugged into a surge protector. They refuse to risk losing their initial investment plus the hours of time used to gather the data on the computer.
The same enormous risk is being made every day your HVAC system goes unprotected from surges. In some ways it is more susceptible to damage from surges than other electrically run devices in the home because of its delicate circuitry. HVAC surge protectors provide that protection your system needs. The surge protector keeps the unit safe from power company surges, in-house surges, lightning strikes and surges caused by internal damage.
Surges have any number of origins. They can be generated by the power company’s sudden fluctuations of energy. Your large appliances, the refrigerator or the washer or dryer can be cycling on and off causing power surges within your own home. A Lightning strike can also cause power to spike. Any sudden surge of energy can cause the system to short circuit. This could result in irreparable damage or even the sudden destruction of your HVAC’s electrical system costing thousands of dollars to repair or replace.
By simply hiring a professional to hard-wire HVAC surge protectors at strategic points, you could be saving thousands of dollars and many hours of discomfort while you wait for your damaged system to be repaired or replaced. Unlike the surge protector you plug into the wall and immediately begin using, HVAC surge protectors are hard-wired directly into your electrical system.
Requiring a Hard-wired surge protector is the main reason to hire a HVAC professional to do the work. He will also know which surge protector is best for the HVAC system you’re using. Different systems need different styles of protectors. Most homes will require a single phase surge protector. Your home’s needs will be determined by the HVAC system installed. When you’re ready to protect your investment, call us for HVAC system surge protection installation.