For most American homes, power surges are rare. However, when they do happen they can be very devastating and can destroy and ruin many different electronics and appliances in the home, including air conditioners, boilers, furnaces, and water heaters. These are all very important pieces of home equipment and can cost thousands of dollars to repair or replace. This is why it is imperative to protect your home and your appliances from costly power surges, in addition to HVAC maintenance
There are two types of power surges that can affect your home:
External Power Surges
Hard wired equipment in the home can be damages by power surges that happen due to outside forces, such as power lines being down or damaged due to weather or an accident. Stronger surges of power can also be sent into the home causing problems. Equipment that is hard-wired into the home or plugged into electrical outlets can be affected by externally caused power surges.
Internal Power Surges
The same pieces of equipment and electronics in the home are also subject to internal power surges. If a powerful appliances in the home, such as a freezer or furnace, is cycled on, it accesses more of your home’s power. When it cycles off, that extra power is sent back to the power source and can damage electrical equipment in the home over time, as well as erode electrical components.
Protect Your Home Utilities and Appliances
To avoid falling victim to any type of power surge, whole home protection is necessary where the power supply enters the home. A device can be installed to decrease the effect of power surges to the HVAC system, telephone lines, and cable lines. You can also use power strips with surge protection when you plug in devices like tv’s and computers. In addition, there are special electrical outlets that have surge protectors built in.
Home Power Surge Protection
If you are not sure if your home and appliances are protected against power surges, now is the time to find out. Call your trusted and experienced home HVAC Service technicians to make sure your home/business is protected from power surges. Not doing so can be a costly mistake.