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Do I Need An HVAC Surge Protector?

Geothermal, Heating & Cooling


Your home’s heating and cooling systems are made up of various mechanical and electronic components. Power surges can affect your HVAC systems, damaging sensitive electronic components — this could leave you without heating and cooling when you need it, not to mention the unwanted repair bill. A power surge, or repeated surges, could even damage your system to the point of needing to replace it!

Protecting your heating and cooling systems from damaging power surges is something all Lexington homeowners should invest in. Installing an HVAC surge protector will keep your HVAC systems safe and protect you from expensive repairs or system replacement.

What are power surges?

A power surge is a momentary increase in electrical voltage. During a power surge, excess voltage can flow through your electrical system, reaching your HVAC equipment. The increased voltage is beyond what your heating and cooling equipment can handle, and exposure to excessive voltage can cause damage to sensitive electronic components.

Most people associate power surges with lightning strikes — while this can certainly cause a surge, it doesn’t happen very often. Issues within your home are the most common cause of power surges, including bad wiring and electrical components, and cycling of appliances. Problems with utility equipment, power outages, and downed power lines can also cause surges. Power surges can be sudden, or happen again and again; both of these situations can damage your HVAC equipment.

Why install an HVAC surge protector?

An HVAC surge protector will prevent excess electrical voltage from travelling to your equipment, where it can damage components. An HVAC surge protector detects when voltage exceeds save levels, and will divert the excess current away from your heating and cooling systems, into the ground. Installing an HVAC surge protector is a minor investment, especially when compared to installing a new air conditioner or furnace because yours was damaged by a power surge. An HVAC surge protector will protect your system from damage and protect you from system failures that can leave you without necessary heating and cooling.

Protect your heating and cooling systems from damaging power surges — contact Climate Control today for HVAC surge protector installation.

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