Why Your HVAC System Needs Surge Protection
What’s one of the most expensive systems inside your home? If you said your HVAC system, you are correct.
If the entire system shut down today, how would that impact your life and your budget?
Here in Georgia, we’re used to summertime storms. Winds pick up. Rain settles in. Lightning strikes. And we deal with the aftermath.
Georgia is the 8th highest state in terms of density of lightning strikes per square mile. Lightning strikes in the summer months – June, July, and August – account for over half of all injuries and deaths, and over 75 percent of all property damage.
We’re used to thunderstorms that bring on streaks of lightning, sometimes without warning. We’ve grown so accustomed to the impact that we buy power strips to plugin televisions, computers, and other sensitive electronics from the moment we bring them home.
But have you ever thought about your HVAC system?
Do you need surge protection for your HVAC system?
Power surges, brownouts, and blackouts can happen at any time, to any home throughout Atlanta. Lightning doesn’t have a pattern; it can hit anywhere, at any time. And because Georgia has one of the highest incidents of lightning strikes in the country, Georgia homeowners spend millions replacing lost items. All of which can be avoided with surge protection.
With your HVAC system, where does lightning strike? The compressor. This is the main part of your HVAC system, and one of the most expensive pieces of equipment to replace. It’s what runs your HVAC system. Without it, you lose your cool air.
Have you noticed the weather is more unpredictable than ever before?
It doesn’t make sense to race out and unplug your air conditioner whenever a storm brews.
Yet it’s every bit as valuable as your television or computer.
Having surge protection for your HVAC system means you don’t have to worry about each storm that pops up. You’ll know you’ve done everything you can to protect one of your home’s most expensive systems.