If you are a Florida native, you are no stranger to the power and frequency of lightning strikes throughout the state. Hurricane season is upon us, and we must take every precaution to protect our homes from the destruction of these summer storms. As you could imagine, the most common power surges are lightning strikes because of the extremely high voltage that makes connection with a city power grid. There is no way to predict the force of these strikes, and whether major or minor, your home is at risk of getting damaged unless you have protective circuits in place.
Over the last few decades, surge protectors were mostly used for electronic equipment like televisions, computers, and generators. As our electronics advance, we now need them for more intricate equipment like HVAC systems! More devices are being manufactured with printed circuit boards, which makes your home even more susceptible to damaging power surges since these systems are all interconnected. If the proper precaution is not taken, your HVAC system and other devices in your home can be left unfixable.
According to Accuweather.com, Florida has around 1.2 million flashes occur per year, more than anywhere else in the world. Since the power of these strikes are unpredictable, you have to assume that any surge could be the one that knocks out your circuit boards. The more intense power surges can cause immediate failure to the unit, while others can slowly deteriorate over time. Imagine how many times your HVAC system gets damage every time there is an uneven power supply to your unit. This will damage the inner mechanics and eventually, the whole unit. Once you install a surge protector, it takes the hit so your AC doesn’t! Protect your investment and your comfort; purchase a certified Donovan Air, Electric & Plumbing Compressor Defender today.
What is The Compressor Defender™ ?
The Compressor Defender™ is the only all-in-one under-voltage and surge power protection device on the HVAC Market, providing protection for central A/C and heat pump condensing units and their associated motors, controls, and components—both electronic and mechanical. It can be installed inside the condensing unit or externally on the outdoor A/C disconnect. Autosense voltage technology protects at any voltage from 120-240 VAC, making it an ideal solution for residential or light commercial installations. Trusted, state-of-the-art TPMOV® (Thermally Protected Metal Oxide Varistor) surge protection technology eliminates the potentially hazardous failure modes that are associated with standard MOV technology. The device is also designed with integrated, 3-minute short cycle time delay protection.
Call us today at (904)-241-3785 to get a free evaluation on your home, or to get more information about our surge protectors. Let one of our licensed technicians give you ease of mind during this stormy season and review our financing options! With a fleet of trucks and fully stocked warehouse, all your air conditioning and heating solutions are just minutes away.