More than ever, a whole-house surge protector is worth considering to protect your HVAC system and every other appliance and device inside it. It’s not uncommon for severe storms to cause power outages or down lines. As the power is being restored, the electricity isn’t stable and it’s likely to have short bursts of high intensity jolts that can cause damage to your home’s electrical system.
While the power strips used to protect home electronics do a good job for low voltage appliances, something as large as a central HVAC system, especially an air conditioner, needs more protection. Whole-house protectors are built to withstand the strongest power surges, and if such a system isn’t an option, individual surge protectors for each appliance, including the central A/C, are available.
What Are the Benefits
Your HVAC system is particularly vulnerable to power surges because it uses motors and electronic components to operate. Should a strong storm knock out the power, you’ll be protected. While the other appliances in your home probably don’t have the high repair or replacement costs as an air conditioner does, they still add up.
If your insurance won’t cover the repairs or replacements, or has a high deductible, you’ll recoup your investment in a surge protector in the event of a surge and won’t have to endure the discomfort and inconvenience from loss of use. Surges happen whether you’re at home or not, and a whole-house unit will keep your appliances safe 24/7.
What Causes Power Surges
Besides lightening and downed power lines, power surges occur frequently throughout the year. They occur when power companies switch from one grid to another, vehicle accidents down power lines, or inside your home. A refrigerator or A/C compressor that starts up uses a tremendous amount of power that may cause extreme fluctuations in your homes wiring.
Unstable power can wreak havoc on your home’s valued appliances and with a whole-house surge protector, you can count on the convenience and reliability it offers. To learn more, contact the pros at Aggressive Mechanical Contractors, providing HVAC services for Monmouth County homeowners.
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