A power outage can cause damage to your HVAC system’s delicate components. It is important to protect your HVAC system during a power outage to prevent the need for costly repairs.
In Georgia, frequent storms and other inclement weather can result in frequent power outages, which put your home in danger of power surges. Here are some tips to follow:
1. Install a Whole-Home Surge Protector
Surge protectors prevent power surges from sending too many volts of electricity into your HVAC system’s components. Surge protectors act as a buffer between the power surge and your furnace or air conditioner. Consult a Reese technician to determine the precise needs of your house.
2. Buy a Thermostat with a Time Delay
Smart thermostats are programmable to register a power outage. The thermostat forces the HVAC system to wait for a set period of time before coming back on. Other appliances in your home that consume power will come on when power is restored, but your HVAC system will wait for a few minutes to reduce the potential for a surge.
3. Pay Attention to the Weather
Smart thermostats display the current weather and can provide forecasts for several days. Several Wi-Fi thermostats come with this functionality, and they make it easy to keep tabs on weather developments.
4. Shut Off Your HVAC System
If you know that you are likely to lose power it is best to turn off the system. Your utility company sometimes advises of a future shut-down because of maintenance or repairs to the infrastructure.
The HVAC system is a valuable investment. It is important to take all precautions to protect these systems. Contact Reese Services for expert and reliable advice about protecting and maintaining your HVAC system. If you find that your HVAC system stops working during a power outage, we also offer 24-hour emergency repair service.