Does My House Need Surge Protection For The HVAC System

December 24, 2014

A couple of years back, you only needed surge protection for electronic items such as a big-screen TV or an expensive music system. Nowadays, the number of items using printed circuit boards has increased and you have more to worry about. Lightning and power grid issues can cause power surges, which can destroy your electronic items at home or office. This in return affects both your finances and comfort of your home or office. Your HVAC unit for instance is not only expensive to repair but also regulates the air in your home. If it were to be destroyed by power surges, it would cost you a lot of money to repair and at the same time render your home unsuitable for living. So, does my house need surge protection for the HVAC system? The answer is simply, YES.

Why Do HVAC Systems Require Surge Protection?

Unlike it was the case back in the day when HVAC systems had fewer electronic components, modern systems are more prone to power surges. There really isn’t a way to tell the kind of damage power surges will cause to your unit. In worst case scenarios, power surges can completely destroy your unit to a point where it needs to be replaced. This is not only expensive but also makes your home unlivable until the problem has been solved, especially if you live in extremely cold or hot parts of the world.

Preventive Measures

While power surges might not totally destroy your unit, there could be small damages to it that will eventually grow into big ones, forcing you to pay more money on repair or replacement. Investing in surge protectors goes a long way towards protecting your electronics from damage. You can either buy a separate surge suppressor for the HVAC unit or go for a whole-home surge protector which is fixed to the main-breaker box, protecting all your electronic items in the house.

If you haven’t taken these measures to protect your electronics, then it is high time you considered doing so. For more detailed information on surge protection and HVAC Surge Protectors installation, feel free to call us.


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Brody Pennell

Since 1945, Brody Pennell Heating & Air Conditioning is the committed to helping homeowners in the greater Los Angeles area experience total home comfort. In 2021, the readers of the Los Angeles Times voted Brody Pennell the Best HVAC Company in the area.

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