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Are Your Air Conditioning Units Protected From Electrical Surges?

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Weather Service, approximately 1,800 thunderstorms are occurring at any given time, resulting in about 16-million thunderstorms each year. Thunderstorms occur more in the summer than any other season, particularly in humid areas such as the southeastern United States. One of the biggest threats associated with most thunderstorms is lightning, which can result in electrical surges that could fry your air conditioning equipment. Adding a surge protector to your HVAC equipment could prevent serious and costly damage to your equipment.

Lightning is the most common source of a power surge. A surge is a high-amplitude, short duration electrical fluctuation. Surges can harm electrical, electromechanical and electronic equipment, including air conditioners, refrigeration systems, air handlers, heat pumps and motors – basically all types of HVAC equipment.

If your HVAC system does not have an integrated surge protector, it can be installed to protect your HVAC equipment from electrical surges, preventing unwanted damage and keeping your systems up and running. Surge protection for your air conditioning equipment works similar to surge protection for your computer. It monitors the electricity levels coming into your HVAC system. When power levels rise suddenly and expectantly, the surge protector immediately turns off the power to the HVAC unit and shuts it down.

Installing a surge protector on your HVAC equipment is a good way to protect your investment and avoid an expensive repair bill or replacement of your system. Contact Crockett Facilities Services for an estimate to install surge protectors on your HVAC units.

About Crockett Facilities Services, Inc.

Crockett Facilities Services, Inc. (CFSI), a woman-owned, MDOT MBE contractor, delivers building operations and maintenance, mechanical contracting, heating and air conditioning services to commercial and government clients. CFSI’s Mechanical Service Contractors of America (MSCA) STAR and GreenSTAR certified technicians maximize operational efficiency and ensure continuous systems operations, helping building owners and property managers control capital expenditures and reduce energy consumption. CFSI President Cynthia Crockett recently received the 2012 Minority Business Leader Award from the Washington Business Journal and was named a Smart100 member by Baltimore SmartCEO magazine in 2011. Listed as a top 10 mechanical contractor in the Washington Business Journal and certified by WBENC and MD/DC MSDC, CFSI’s awards include the Blue Ribbon, Small Business Award from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Small Business Contractor of the Year from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service.

Crockett Facilities Services is your complete solution for integrated facility operations, 24/7 HVAC and maintenance services.

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