Air Conditioning, Electric resistance, Ventilation

The Two-Pronged Approach To Surge Protection

Did you know that each year, the average home or business experiences more than 300 potentialy damaging power surges? Power surges can damage the various electrical devices in your home, and in the worst-case scenario, they can cause computer system failures and the loss of important data because of temporary power outages. Power surges can wreak havoc on your costly appliances such as televisions, stereos, refrigerators, and yes...even your home comfort system.  Power surges can be caused by the ongoing demands of high-energy appliances, particularly when more than one such appliance is drawing power from a single circuit, as well as by power blackouts and lightning storms.Protecting yourself against them requires a two-pronged approach: You need a whole-house suppressor as well as plug-in protectors for the individual circuits within your home. Both types essentially act as valves that relieve electrical pressure.  I'm sure you've been in the Big Box store where you've just purchased hundreds of dollars in audio/video equipment, only to be sold additional surge protection that sometimes seems as though the cost for those is as much as the equipment you're buying them to protect?A whole-house suppressor system is typically fused to your main electrical box or panel. At minimum, you should get a whole-house suppressor capable of withstanding a surge of at least 40,000 amps. You can supplement whole-house systems with individual modules designed to protect telecommunications equipment, such as land line telephones, fax machines and modems. A whole-house system should be installed by a trained and licensed electrician.You may be wondering why you need protection for individual circuits even when you're installed a whole-house suppressor. This is because even whole-house systems can experience so-called, "leaks," in which surging power manages to get past the protections created by the system. Thus, supplementing them with plug-in units for individual rooms or outlets is recommended for the utmost in surge protection. These individual protectors can be installed on your own, without the help of an electrician; they simply plug into the power bars that act as buffers between outlets and appliances.  But how do you buy a plug in protector for your heating or air conditioning system?  That's where we come in, we have surge protection to protect these costly investments!  Some that even have guarantees in which might pay for your deductable should catastrophic failure occur.At Air Assurance, we understand that your home's electrical demands may occasionally cause power surges and the problems associated with them. We're here to give you advice on how to best protect your home and its appliances, and we're happy to answer any and all questions you may have.In addition, we offer a full range of residential and commercial heating, ventilation and air conditioning services to customers throughout northeastern Oklahoma. If you have any questions or would like to arrange service or a consultation, please don't hesitate to contact us.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.