Surge Protectors

There is a good chance that your heating and cooling system is among the biggest investments you have made in your home. That's why it is important to use a surge protector to protect the critical electronics in your system.

What Causes a Power Surge?

Gent Heating & Cooling

There can be a variety of things that cause a power surge from both exterior and interior sources. Exterior power surges can come from lightning strikes, downed power lines, and widespread voltage fluctuations like those that occur during a blackout or brownout. The more common type of power surges are from interior sources, for example when a major appliance causes an overload, or a short circuit triggers a voltage surge. Surge protectors will protect your HVAC system from damage in any of these situations.

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How Can Surge Protectors Help?

Gent Heating & Cooling

Although heating and air conditioning equipment often seem fairly robust, the truth is that it is made up of a variety of delicate electronic components including circuit boards, motors, temperature controls, contactors, capacitors, and other mechanics.

Your HVAC requires high voltage, so it is typically wired into a separate dedicated circuit. Even if you already have surge protectors in place to keep electronics like computers and televisions safe, it won't protect the HVAC unit. Instead, a dedicated surge protector is required to prevent costly damage to your compressor and other parts in the event of a power surge.