Power surges are among the top three causes of HVAC system breakdown, along with neglect and old equipment. They are unpredictable, and only last milliseconds, but they have the potential to be very destructive. Through no fault of your own, you could be left out in the cold (or heat!) without an HVAC system, and a very high repair bill. You may even have to replace your entire system. That’s why HVAC surge protectors are solid investments.Power surges are strong, sudden electrical fluctuations, generally caused by lightning, events at the utility company, or internal occurrences. Contrary to popular belief, most causes are actually internal, created by such things as motors on household appliances like dishwashers and refrigerators, pumps for a well or a pool, and other mechanical systems. Think of when you plug in a vacuum or hairdryer and the lights go slightly dim for a moment. Power surges are more common than many people realize. The average U.S. home experiences over 300 a year, each with the ability to cause damage.Many people recognize the importance of surge protectors for their computers and take appropriate measures to protect them. If there is a sudden spike of power, the surge protector shuts down their computer, protecting their investment and valuable files. An HVAC surge protector works the same way, by shutting down your system in the event of a dangerous power fluctuation. Often the same people who protect their computers and other home electronics overlook their HVAC systems.Your HVAC system is among the top three most expensive household investments to replace, along with your home and your car. You have insurance policies on the second two items. Don’t neglect the first! Surge protectors are a kind of insurance policy for HVAC systems. In fact, surge protectors increase the life spans of all your major household appliances, including the aforementioned culprits like the dishwasher and refrigerator.Call Air Assurance to learn more about how surge protectors safeguard your equipment and your home!Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information, click here. Air Assurance services Tulsa, Broken Arrow and the surrounding areas. To get started, check out our website or see our current promotions.