Buying a surge protector for our heating and air conditioner system

I never thought I would need a storm generator, let alone 1 strong enough to power many immense appliances at once.

My state gets storms throughout the year, but our community has a fantastic electrical infrastructure.

I rarely lose power for longer than a few minutes in the rare instances when that really happens. Many of us assumed that we would be safe from these factors in the future, but the reality is different. The storms hitting us are getting stronger and more frequent, leading to longer power outages. But it’s not just loss of power, we’re also experiencing power surges from the electrical lines running into our homes. Recently the beach house was hit with a power surge that made the lights extremely bright for a few minutes. Immediately afterward the Heating and A/C condenser outside started to make a loud noise that sounded enjoy metal grinding on metal. I turned off the entire system at once to get it to stop and to protect our compressor. When I turned the air conditioner system back on about an minute later, the sound had stopped. I called our Heating and A/C company the next afternoon and they provided to sell me a surge protector for our Heating and A/C system. This will protect the system in the event that the beach house gets overloaded with electricity while in a potential power surge. It was a cost I wasn’t expecting to incur, but I paid for it anyway. If it prevents the Heating and A/C system from dying an early death, it’s worth the extra fees in our mind. I can’t afford to lose our air conditioner system anytime soon.

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