Owning a home is a give and take experience. You provide your home and its appliances with routine maintenance and protection and in return, your home will be preserved and your utilities will operate smoothly. A big part of keeping up with your utilities is to keep HVAC Maintenance tasks up to date. One aspect of protective maintenance on HVAC equipment is to ensure that it is plugged into power outlets that offer surge protection.
A power surge can literally fry your homes utilities and other electronic appliances such as computers and televisions. Every home is in danger of external or internal power surges because a surge can happen at any time. There are numerous causes of power surges, making protection against them a must.
Though lightening is a major cause of a power surge, it is not the only threat. Electricians working on lines, vehicle accidents, as well as fallen trees and other similar things can cause an external power surge. Your large home appliances and HVAC equipment can also cause internal power surges because of the extra energy they require.
An internal power surge is caused when the equipment is shutting off and sending unused electricity back into your wires. Over time this can wear out the sensitive electrical components inside of the appliances. To better Protect Your Home Utilities you will need to install electrical outlets that have a built in surge protection device. These outlets actually boost the whole home surge protection equipment that is located inside your breaker box.
It is advisable to also use power strips with surge protection to enhance your outlets and main surge protector. Installing these surge protective devices increases the safety of your home appliances. Since repairs and replacements cost a fortune, it is also advisable to have an HVAC technician check your homes electrical grounding system on a regular basis.
This inspection will let you know if your Home Power Surge Protection equipment is working properly. Remember, a power surge is one of the worst dangers that your expensive HVAC equipment and home appliances face. Schedule an inspection today and rest easy knowing your home has full surge protection in place.