5 Benefits of an HVAC Surge Protector


We all know how important it is to have surge protectors for computers, tvs and other appliances in our homes and offices, and you rely on them daily. A power surge can wipe out crucial data on a computer that can set you back for days and can make your tv’s and other appliances no longer work. But, have you thought about what it can do to your HVAC system? A surge in power can cause electrical components such as the compressor, control board, thermostat and motors to overheat and cause major damage or even failure to your HVAC system. Yikes no one wants that! That’s where surge protectors come in. Having a quality surge protector can save you hundreds of dollars in repairs and replacements. Total Air has a team of licensed professionals who are available to help you prevent damage to your HVAC system with our MARS Surge Protectors we keep stocked on our trucks. 


What is an HVAC Surge Protector? 

HVAC surge protectors are an essential accessory that act as a buffer between your system and any power surges that can cause severe and irreversible damage to your system. Power surges occur from either external or internal sources. External sources being rolling thunderstorms, lightning, blown transformers and damage to power lines.  Internal sources include damaged breakers and can even be generated internally from appliances in your home. The surge protector of an HVAC system is often found near or inside the system itself and a single system requires 2 surge protectors, one for the indoor unit and one for the outdoor unit. 


How Does a Surge Protector Work? 

Yes we would be happy to explain! An HVAC surge protector works by diverting any excess electricity away from your HVAC system and acts as a pass-through for excess electricity from the power source to your HVAC system. When a power surge occurs, the protector works to prevent your unit from getting too much electricity and will absorb the surge or spike instead of it reaching the HVAC equipment. A green LED light on a surge protector indicates a surge protector is working properly.  If the surge protector were to absorb a large surge it would kill the surge protector and the light will turn red. The surge protector will no longer be good at that time and it will need to be replaced with a new surge protector. After the installation of a surge protector Total Air checks your surge protector every 6 months with our maintenance program to confirm operation of the device and if a surge has occurred at your home. It is estimated for surge protectors to last every 2 years depending on the amount of surges received in the area. 



5 Advantages of Having an HVAC Surge Protector

You might be thinking if getting an HVAC surge protector is worth the investment. The answer is yes and you’re probably thinking, great something else I have to invest in… We know everything in HVAC is an investment but here are some of the benefits of having a surge protector for your system so you can decide what’s best for you. 


1) Protects your investment

Your HVAC system is a major investment, and you want to do everything you can to protect it. A power surge can cause extensive damage to your system including electrical components including compressors, motors, electrical boards and this can be expensive to repair. By having a surge protector in place, you can avoid costly repairs and ensure that your system is always in working order. Your system will last longer and perform better when it’s properly protected.

2) Saves you money

While the initial cost of an HVAC surge protector may seem high, it’s important to remember that it will save you money in the long run. By protecting your system from damage, you’ll avoid costly repairs and replacement costs. In addition, you’ll be able to keep your system running smoothly for years to come. It’s an investment that will pay for itself over time.

3) Prevents downtime

If your HVAC system is damaged by a power surge, it will need to be repaired or replaced. This can cause significant downtime for your home or business. By having a surge protector in place, you can avoid this downtime and keep your system up and running. You’ll be able to maintain your comfort level and avoid any disruptions to your business.

4) Increases your comfort

Your HVAC system is responsible for keeping your home or business comfortable. If your system is damaged by a power surge, you may not be able to maintain a comfortable environment. By having a surge protector in place, you can ensure that your system is always working properly and that you’re always comfortable.

5) Ensures your safety

A power surge can cause an electrical fire, which can be dangerous. By having a surge protector in place, you can avoid this hazard and keep your family safe. You can never be too careful when it comes to your safety, and a surge protector is one way to ensure that you’re always safe.

Let Total Air Install Your HVAC Mars Surge Protector

We care about your comfort and safety, and we want to help you protect your investment. That’s why we offer Mars HVAC surge protector installation services. We’ll test your system during a maintenance appointment to ensure that it’s working properly and that you’re always safe. Contact us today at (936)249-6999 to help you get the proper service installation and Mars HVAC surge protector you need for your HVAC System.