Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Heating and Cooling Surge Protectors, are they Worth it?

We get this question every so often and the answer is YES!  Most folks will take the time and money to protect their computers because they don’t want them damaged in a storm or when utility work may cause their power to go out and then back on and then out etc. These power surges can cause significant damage to sensitive electronics. Some folks say,” my insurance company will pay, so I don’t worry about it.”   Others figure it hasn’t happened to them yet, so it probably won’t, Really?!!  Many times there is no proof that a power surge caused an issue because there may not be any evidence other that the appliance no longer works. Good luck with the insurance company!

I have some folks that have a “whole house surge protector” installed in their panel box and feel they don’t need anything else. It is great they invested in a whole house unit. I would still want a separate device made for my system to add another layer of protection and peace-of-mind.


I would rather have a layer of protection like my computer does protecting my heating and cooling system. I don’t want to be uncomfortable and inconvenienced for days when the heating and cooling guys are scrambling to find replacement parts such as circuit boards, starting devices, motors, etc. for my ac or heating equipment.  Some folks don’t know that there are several control boards (mini-computers) in a heating and cooling system.


It is always a smart thing to have another layer of protection between where the power comes in and the goes to your appliance, computer or air condition or heating system.

Are you protected? I am and I sleep better at night knowing I have another layer of defense watching out for power surges and protecting my comfort investment.

Are these devices expensive? Not at all. You can have one installed for less than $300.00 and help protect your equipment costing many thousands of dollars. The devices connect to the service box on the outside of your house and also on the service box on the indoor unit. They work by taking the excess power and sending it to ground where it is harmless. The installation usually takes less than 30 minutes. We recommend that you get a device for both the inside and outside unit. (Example an AC outside and a furnace inside) If you have a package unit; you would only need one device.


We hope this information was of some help to you. If you have any questions or would like us to install a device for you, please contact us at the number below.


  1. I would really like to get a system that could control the atmosphere like make it more humid or not. I have a couple of instruments that I got in FL and they need a lot of humidity so the wood doesn't warp. We are going to see if putting a humidifier next to my ukelele will help the wood. http://www.allclimatesolutions.com.au/

  2. Power surges are definitely an issue to remain aware of. Services that protect from power surges are very valuable and could save you a lot of money in the long run. I would recommend purchasing them from a heating supply store where they can guide you to make the purchase that fits your needs best.

    1. I agree, I wouldn't want a power surge to interfere with my heating and cooling units in my home. I need my home to stay temperate all year round. If the temperature in my house isn't just right, then I'm not a happy camper. If a heating and cooling surge protector could prevent power surges, then I would definitely install it.

  3. My HVAC repair technician came by for regularly scheduled maintenance last week. He tried to sell me on a surge protector, but I didn't bite. After reading your article, I am kind of wishing that I had. I hope it doesn't cost me before I can get one installed.


    1. If you call the company that you have your maintenance agreement with they may still offer a discount on the installation of the surge protector, if you ask. You should ask your self... I protect my computer with a surge protector, why wouldn't I protect a bigger investment, my HVAC system? That extra layer of protection is well worth it.

  4. That looks like a really good thing to have for your heating and cooling system. The difference with and without the surge protector is amazing. I can imagine how much power goes through heating and cooling systems. We put surge protectors on our computers, why not on the HVAC system? http://stucksheatingcooling.com

  5. I could see why you would want a surge protector on your heating and cooling system. They are really expensive to replace and it would be a shame to lose one because you didn't get a protector. I think they should install these on HVAC systems just to make sure customers don't have to worry about that issue. There are always repairman though that can fix the problem if your unit didn't suffer too much damage.

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  7. I live in Florida and we have rain storms often. I would agree that it is a good idea to get a surge protector on your heating and cooling unit. I have a friend whose house was hit by lightning, and it fried the entire heating and cooling system. He was lucky that his house didn't burn down to the ground. It always pays off to be prepared.


  8. I have been debating if it is necessary on having someone come out and take a look at my system because it has been making some weird noises. But the thing that I have been debating is if I want to spend money on that or just let it be. Thanks for the article, I realized that I need to keep it in the best condition or it will cost more money to replace it.


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  15. It makes sense that homeowners should put some money into getting surge protectors for their heating and cooling systems. It wouldn't be very enjoyable it to have a perfectly working system get fried in a storm. Just spending the time and money to have the surge protectors installed can save you a lot of headache in the future. It'd certainly give me a little more peace-of-mind.
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  17. A power surge is something that should not be taken for granted. I had a surge happen and if I didn't have a surge protector for my TV, I would of been looking for a new TV. I think that it is a good idea to put one on your heater and air conditioner. They use a lot of power and it would be very bad for one of them to go out. Speaking of which, I might have to get my heater serviced soon. It has been giving me some trouble lately and I don't know what would be causing the problems. http://good-inc.com

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  21. I would say that getting a heating and cooling surge protector is well worth it to get. That way you can make sure that they really are working the way that they are suppose to at all times. People should be taking the time and money to protect these things for their homes. That way they can actually keep comfortable in their own homes.

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