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How a Surge Protector Can Help Save Your System

Sep 1, 2015
Heating, Air Conditioning, Geothermal, Electric | HVAC System Surge Protractor | Cincinnati | Nelson Comfort

Power surges can cause severe damage to your home’s heating and cooling equipment, leading to expensive repairs or even replacement. Protecting your systems from damaging power surges will help you avoid these unnecessary expenses as well as prevent you from being left without heating or cooling in the event your systems are damaged. Installing a surge protector for your HVAC system is a smart investment for Cincinnati homeowners.

About power surges

Power surges are brief spikes in the voltage that passes through your home’s electrical system. When there is a power surge, the voltage will exceed the voltage which your HVAC equipment is designed to handle. This can cause damage to the system.

A power surge can result from a variety of scenarios, including:

• Electrical storms
• Fallen power lines
• Power outages
• Faulty electrical wiring
• Faulty electrical components
• Utility events
• Electrical devices used in the home

Damage to heating and cooling equipment can be caused by a single power surge, or by multiple surges which occur over time. Reoccurring power surges, often caused by appliances cycling on and off, repeatedly expose your HVAC equipment to voltage spikes leading to system damage.

How HVAC surge protectors help

HVAC system surge protectors will detect spikes in voltage levels. In the event of a power surge, a surge protector diverts the excess voltage, grounding it instead of allowing it to reach your heating and cooling equipment. This prevents high levels of current from reaching your equipment, where excessive voltage can cause damage to sensitive electrical components.

Why install an HVAC surge protector?

Heating and cooling systems aren’t cheap – purchasing a new furnace or air conditioner is a big investment for homeowners. Not only are these systems expensive, but they are essential for keeping conditions inside your home comfortable and safe. Because of their cost and your family’s dependence on these systems, it’s important to protect your HVAC equipment from power surges which could render them useless. Installing an HVAC surge protector is relatively inexpensive, and it can protect your systems from costly damage.

Protect your Cincinnati home’s heating and cooling systems from damaging power surges — contact Nelson Comfort today for surge protector installation.

About The Author

Dan Detmer
Dan Detmer is the owner of Nelson Comfort. Dan was born into the heating and cooling industry, coming from a family of well respected HVAC contractors in Dayton, Ohio. After working in the family business, Dan decided to work for a local HVAC wholesale business helping local contractors grow their business. When he felt his heart moving him back into the residential and light commercial business, Dan joined the Mortimer Heating & Cooling team in Cincinnati, where he had called home and become part of the community for several years. After a short period of time Dan purchased the company and created what is today, Nelson Comfort. Today he operates a company based on integrity, honesty, and stellar customer service. If you have any questions feel free to tweet (at sign) NelsonComfort and we will get right back with you!
Posted in Electrical, Geothermal, Heating & Cooling

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