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Is Your HVAC System Protected From Power Surges?

Although many consider it a luxury, your home’s HVAC system is a modern convenience and a comfort. It keeps your home at just the right temperature, no matter the season, so anyone who enters can be comfortable. You probably know that from time to time this system needs repairs and HVAC maintenance, but do you know that it needs power surge protection? Many homeowners worry about protecting their printers, computers, and televisions from power surges, but fail to protect an even more expensive and valuable item; their HVAC system. For an HVAC system, damage from lightning or an electric surge can be quite expensive.

Home Power Surge Protection
Power surges can be caused by storms, lightning, repair work on power lines, accidents, and even from appliances in the home. Electrical power surges can affect nearly every electrical piece of equipment in your home; from your coffee maker to your computer, your doorbell to your television, your HVAC system to your hot water heater. Nothing is safe from a power surge. To protect smaller items, some homeowners purchase specialized outlets or even power strips that promise to protect against electrical power surges. However, most homeowners do not think to protect their home utilities, such as their boiler, furnace, air conditioning unit, and HVAC system. This can be a very costly mistake.

Protect Your Home Utilities
The warranty on your HVAC system does not generally cover any damages or repairs needed due to a power surge or lightning strike. In some circumstances, your homeowners insurance will cover it. However, it is your responsibility to prove that is what caused your HVAC system to malfunction.

Protection is always the best answer when it comes to large investments, such as your HVAC system. Call your trusted HVAC contractor today to discover how you can protect your home utilities. A full house power surge protector will be your best answer to protecting as much as possible against an electrical surge. Your HVAC contractor can offer the best solutions to protecting your HVAC system and avoiding the consequences of not being protected during an electrical power surge.