If you live in Florida, then you’re probably no stranger to afternoon
rain showers. And while thunderstorms can be beneficial in that they help
cool things down after a hot day, few homeowners realize the effect a
lightning-induced power surge can have on your HVAC system.
air conditioning service provider, Del-Air Heating and Air Conditioning, is passionate about
helping Florida residents maintain and protect their HVAC systems from
a wide range of hazards, including power surges.
- Understanding Power Surges: Caused by a spike in the electrical current entering your home, a power
surge lasts less than a thousandth of a second. However, the increase
in voltage can have a serious effect on your home’s heating and
AC system. While a number of circumstances can bring about a power surge,
electrical storms are among the most common causes. Without proper surge
protection, the electrical components of your heating unit or AC system
can suffer serious damage in the event of a surge. For this reason, Florida
homeowners need to take special care to protect their homes and appliances
from lightening-induced power surges.
- Importance of Surge Protectors: A crucial tool for protecting your home from electrical activity, surge
protectors take the burden off your devices by monitoring the amount of
current entering the unit and grounding excess voltage. When a power surge
occurs, the surge protector will allow only a prescribed amount of electricity
to reach the HVAC circuitry while the rest passes safely through to the
ground. In the long run, surge protectors are an effective, inexpensive
way to extend the lifespan of your AC system as well as other electronic
devices in the home.
Trust Del-Air with Your AC Service Needs
A leader in
air conditioning services, Del-Air is committed to helping residents stay cool and safe in their
homes throughout the year. To that end, we do everything in our power
to assist homeowners in protecting themselves from power surges. For more
information about keeping your family safe, call our AC service pros today
at (855) 972-9943 or
contact our team online for a free consultation.