Stormy or extreme weather can pose serious problems to your comfort equipment, I like to think that surge protectors are like guards watching over your system and keeping it safe and secure during these dark stormy times.
The surge protector main job is to monitor the levels of electricity coming into your HVAC system. In the event that a surge occurs for any reason by lightning strikes, defective wiring etc the surge protector should immediately cut off power to the comfort equipment.
Some surge protectors require to be reset after they shut down, you should always consult with the installing company to see what the proper procedure is.
If you need more information about these devices call an HVAC company. Please don’t try to do this job yourself , this is not a weekend warrior project.