Lightning and Surge Protection

Homes in the United States are subjected to up to 300 electrical surges each year. A power surge or energy spike could force too much electricity into your HVAC’s circuitry causes it to short circuit. It is important to protect your home from surges in power caused by commonly occurring events like lightning and electrical storms, faulty wiring and bad components, power outages and downed power lines and large home appliances cycling on and off.

Rainy season in South Florida is more than just wet, we live in the lightening capital of The United States. Since lightning storms happen an average of 100 days each year in Florida, it stands to reason that these dangerous volts of power will occasionally wreck havoc on the electricity in our home, damaging our expensive appliances and electronics. We put surge protectors on our computers, so why would we not put that same protection onto our Air Conditioning systems as well. The cost of a new HVAC system is much more than a computer and in the middle of the summer it could be days before a reliable air conditioning company has the time to replace your system that has been damaged by lightening.

There are ways that you can prevent damage from lightening and or power surges. We offer surge protectors and time delays to protect your compressor. A time delay is equipped with a type of shock absorber that does not allow power to immediately flow back into the system following a power surge for a certain amount of time, this protects your compressor from overheating and burning out.

The best way to prepare your air conditioning system for the South Florida Storm season is to contact a reliable HVAC Contractor and schedule a tune-up. While performing your tune up a reputable air conditioning company can address any concerns that you might have about protecting your air conditioning system from damage this storm season.

As you look for an honest and reliable South Florida HVAC contractor to service, maintain, or replace your Air Conditioning system make sure that they are licensed, insured and have properly trained and educated technicians. Ultracool Air Conditioning & Heating would be honored for the opportunity to care for your HVAC needs, we are not only licensed and insured but we are a NATE (North American Technician Excellence) certified company with over 60 years of combined experience.

Call us for more information or to schedule an appointment. 954-452-8101.