What Happens to Your HVAC Unit During a Storm or Power Loss?

Power Outage protecting hvac equipment

Because home electrical issues can occur due to a variety of sources, protecting HVAC equipment from possible damage should be on your to-do list. Power surges that affect your home’s wiring may originate from exterior or interior sources. Though these spikes in voltage are usually extremely brief — often lasting less than one-thousandth of a second — they can not only harm consumer electronics and appliances, they can also permanently damage your HVAC system.

Your central air conditioner and furnace comprise some of the most expensive electrical items in your home. These components can be damaged by common external incidents, including:

Voltage surges can also be caused by sources within the house. This may be lightning directly striking the home, short circuits from any source inside the house, and voltage overloads caused by certain large appliances.

Surge protectors should be standard equipment in a house to protect HVAC equipment against voltage irregularities from any of the common sources mentioned above. Two types of surge protectors are available in order to ensure comprehensive protection:

For additional information about protecting HVAC equipment by having surge protectors professionally installed in your home, contact Jackson & Sons.

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