Surge Protect HVAC Systems

Surge protection for HVAC systems isn't just a luxury; it's a necessity for maintaining comfort, safeguarding valuable assets, promoting energy efficiency, enhancing safety, preserving property value, and preventing costly downtime in both residential and commercial applications. To be confident your heating and cooling will not fail at the wrong time due to surge-related damage, surge protect low voltage pathways for HVAC systems, heat pumps, and thermostats from utility surges and lightning damaging or low voltage pathways from outdoor heat pumps with the TPD-SLP series. TPD surge protective devices can be used to protect HVAC heating and cooling systems such as mini-splits (duct-free), heating and cooling split systems, hybrid split systems, or packaged heating and air systems from companies such as Mitsubishi, Carrier, and Lennox. Elevate your peace of mind by fortifying your HVAC systems with TPD surge suppression.

How To Protect HVAC Systems
Surge protection for your HVAC system is first accomplished by protecting the breaker panels which power your HVAC equipment. By surge protecting these panels you are protecting your HVAC equipment from surges generated both external and internal to the facility. Sometimes an additional unit can be placed on the disconnect feeding your outdoor heat pump. While two stage protection is in accord with IEEE and two states are always better than one state, if the budget is very tight and only one stage can be installed, it is usually more cost effective to protect an entire panel since that would protect not only the heat pump but also all other equipment fed by the breaker panel. Just because the heat pump is outside does not mean it is getting a direct strike of lighting. Chances are the event that is damaging you HVAC equipment is coming for the breaker panel feeding it.

For some larger and or more expensive heat pump installation where you may have a number of heat pumps feed from a trough or large panel, it can easily be cost justified to add an additional layer of protection to that panel or bus bar feeding multiple heat pumps. And, at times we have seen the failure of multiple thermostats. In one unprotected home we witnessed the destruction of 24 out of 32 smart thermostats. The solution was not to put surge protection in front of all the thermostats but rather install protection on the data lines coming from the five outdoor heat pumps.

TPD has the products and experience to design protection for all systems in the home and business. Count number of wires coming from each outdoor heat pump to the air handler. There is no need to install protection for thermostats at each thermostat. Surge protection should be applied to the exposed pathways that come from outdoor heat pumps. So, if a home had 20 thermostats the best solution would be not to install protection at each of the 20 thermostats, but to instead protect the pathways coming from the five outdoor heat pumps.


The Importance of Surge Protecting HVAC Equipment

On your journey to comfort and peace of mind, reliable HVAC systems play a pivotal role. However, the lurking threat of electrical surges can disrupt the harmony of your living or working space. Let's explore why surge protection for HVAC systems is your shield against discomfort, equipment damage, and financial setbacks:

Ensure Comfort
HVAC systems are the lifeline of comfortable living and working conditions. Surges can disrupt heating or cooling, leaving occupants uncomfortable, especially during extreme weather. In commercial settings, this can lead to reduced employee productivity and operational disruptions.

Protect Valuable Appliances and Equipment
Today's homes are filled with electronic marvels, from refrigerators to entertainment systems, while commercial HVAC systems feature intricate components like compressors and electronic controls. Voltage surges pose a real threat to these valuable assets. TPD surge protection acts as a guardian, shielding your appliances and equipment from harm, ultimately reducing maintenance and replacement costs.

Maintain Energy Efficiency
Surges can wreak havoc on HVAC equipment, causing increased repair costs and decreased efficiency. TPD surge protection ensures that your heating and cooling systems operate at peak efficiency.

Enhance Safety
Electrical surges can escalate into safety hazards, including the risk of electrical fires. TPD surge protection takes an active role in bolstering overall safety.

Preserve Property Value
Well-maintained HVAC systems enhance the overall value of residential properties. TPD surge protection safeguards the longevity and functionality of these systems, making your property more appealing to potential buyers.

Prevent Costly Downtime
In the realm of commercial settings, downtime can be financially devastating. When HVAC systems falter due to electrical surges, business operations grind to a halt, inconveniencing customers and leading to revenue loss. TPD surge protection serves as a proactive solution, minimizing the risk of downtime caused by HVAC equipment failures.