Protecting Your HVAC Unit from Power Surges
Power surges aren’t just caused by storms, they can happen at any time (due to a wide range of reasons), and when they do they can wreak havoc on electrical systems in your home or business. Anything ‘plugged in’ is susceptible to damage.
You may well know the risks to computers, TVs and appliances…but did you know that your HVAC system is equally at risk of damage? Modern HVAV systems utilize circuit boards and electrical components that can be damaged beyond repair, or to the extent that you start to notice malfunctioning. In other cases, wear caused by power surges can dramatically decrease the lifespan of your unit.
So what can you do to protect your HVAC?
- Have your home or business’ wiring inspected for damage or wear. Poor wiring fairs much worse against power surges than that which is in proper working condition.
- Upgrade breakers, old wiring, fuses, and other outdated components
- Consider hiring an HVAC professional to install a special surge protector for your unit
- Explore “uninterrupted power supply” (UPS) systems
For a professional evaluation of your HVAC system and home for power surge protection, call or reach out today. We can assess your situation and provide affordable and reliable solutions to protect your home, system and family from dangerous power surges.