Owning a home comes with many responsibilities. You ensure that your property is clean and appealing. You purchase homeowners insurance and make sure you lock your doors at night and when you are gone. You pay your HOA dues on time and loan tools to your neighbors. You are the model homeowner. But, do you know if your home and appliances are protected against power surges?
Power surges can happen in homes and business for many different reasons. Some common causes of power surges are:
- Lighting/Electrical Storms
- Downed Power Lines
- Faulty Wiring
- Power Outages
- Large Appliances Cycling On or Off
- Power Plant Maintenance
- Bad Electrical Components
Electrical power surges are dangerous for every electrical appliance and device in your home. They send large amount of power to device that were not meant to withstand those amounts, causing them to overload, be damaged, and worse yet, become ruined. Many homeowners have the forethought to purchase and use specialized electrical outlets or power surge protection power strips to protect against both internal and external power surges. They use these power strips and outlets to plug in computers, printers and other more costly devices. However, they do not think about their home utilities, such as their furnace, hot water heater, air conditioner, or boiler. These home utilities also need protection in the event of a power surge.
Repeated Surges and Surge Protection
In addition to the obvious power surges that happen, HVAC systems can be damaged by the repeated spikes and surges of power. These repetitions will cause your equipment to wear down and need replaced sooner than if they were connected to a surge protector. Surge protectors, in addition to power strips and specialized outlets help ground the additional amounts of power sent to appliances and utilities that they were not meant to receive.
Protect your home utilities by calling a certified HVAC technician today. In addition to HVAC maintenance, an HVAC professional can ensure that your system is protected in the event of an internal or external power surge. Home power surge protection can save you time, money, and worry.