Your heating and cooling equipment are important parts of your Grand Traverse County area home and they must be protected. Unfortunately, too few homeowners consider surge protection when it comes to the care of their HVAC system. Doing so can lead to outrageous costs for repair or replacement if a piece of your equipment is damaged.
The Importance of Surge Protection
Many people only worry about the dangers of a power surge when lightning is involved during a storm. While it’s true that lightning strikes near a power line can initiate a surge, the most common cause is the use of high-powered equipment such as air conditioners, dishwashers, dryers, refrigerators, etc. These units often require a higher demand of power when switching on and off and a surge may result. Other sources of a surge include bad wiring, downed power lines, etc.
How These Units Function
Some people are under the misconception that a surge protector functions by turning off any equipment that’s connected when a surge is detected. The truth is that these units actually operate by rerouting excess energy if a surge occurs, which protects equipment in most cases. So it’s very likely that your protector could save your equipment without you even being aware of it.
Saving You Repair and Replacement
Protecting your HVAC system from a surge is essential due to its high cost and functionality. Perhaps you don’t think you could survive without your TV, but you’ll have a much harder time dealing with a loss of comfort. A surge could damage your equipment considerably, even a brand new unit, which could lead to very high costs of repair or replacement. Plus, the device will include a warranty that reimburses you up to a certain amount if damage does occur while your equipment is connected to a surge protector.
For more expert advice on surge protection for your HVAC system or other home comfort concerns, please get in touch with the professionals at Team Bob’s Heating Cooling Plumbing. We’ve been serving the needs of Grand Traverse County and the surrounding region for over 30 years. .
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Traverse City, Michigan and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about surge protection and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.
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