The first one’s easy: just unplug anything you’re not using. And, that’s especially important when there’s an outage. You don’t want the device to suddenly get a surge of energy when the power comes back on.
The next best thing is to use surge protectors like a battery backup units. The battery backup units are a bit more expensive, but worth it in the long run. This makes the most sense for things like TVs and stereos. Odds are you’ll leave these plugged in.
If you’re noticing a lot of surges, though, you’ll want to do a little more. We recommend having an electrician check the wiring in your house. And you probably also need to contact the electric utility so you can request they check the overhead wiring serving your home for problems. Also check with neighbors to see if they have been having issues to let the electric utility know this info as well.
To protect your biggest, most expensive appliances, you should look at a whole house surge protectors that is installed in your electric breaker box. This way, you’re adding protection before any power reaches the actual circuits in your home. Use a licensed electrician to do this work.
Kingsport HVAC Pros can help you determine how to keep your electrical system working correctly. Call us at 423-205-6846 if you want to prevent electrical problems from affecting your home heating or cooling system.
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