Important Product Safety Notification: Supco SCM 150 and SCM 60 Surge Protectors
Bay Breeze Heating & Cooling is reaching out to our customers to advise them of a possible malfunction associated with surge protectors installed on HVAC systems between 2010 and 2015. Although Bay Breeze Heating & Cooling has disconnected and removed a great number of these units, we believe there may be units that have not been addressed.
It has come to our attention that certain Supco SCM150 and Supco SCM60 surge protector models supplied by our distributors do not meet the advertised product specifications. It is believed that the use of this surge protector can potentially lead to overheating, and if left unresolved, could create a potential fire hazard over time.
The safety of our customers is our highest priority. Accordingly, while there is currently no government recall of these surge protectors, Bay Breeze Heating & Cooling is encouraging its customers to promptly inspect their HVAC system to determine if a Supco surge protector was installed at their residence. We have included a visual guide to assist you in determining whether your HVAC system includes a Supco SCM150 and Supco SCM60 surge protector.
In the event you cannot inspect your HVAC system, or if you remain uncertain about the location or brand of surge protector installed on your system, please contact us to schedule a time for us to inspect your HVAC system. We greatly appreciate your business, and look forward to meeting all of your heating and cooling needs.
Why is Bay Breeze Heating & Cooling providing notice of a potential issue with surge protectors?
The Supco SCM150 and Supco SCM60 units have been identified as having a high possibility of malfunctioning. There have been reports of a small number of surge protector units overheating, emitting smoke, melting, or catching fire. Although there is no official government recall of this product, Bay Breeze Heating & Cooling is voluntarily reaching out to its customers to encourage the removal of this surge protector unit.
What surge protector models are affected?
Bay Breeze Heating & Cooling is recommending the removal of the Supco SCM150 and Supco SCM60 surge protectors. The units were installed by numerous HVAC contractors across the country.
How do I know whether a Supco SCM150 and SupcoSCM60 surge protector is installed at my residence?
The model number is printed on the name plate sticker located on front of the unit.
I found a Supco SCM150 and/or Supco SCM60 installed on my HVAC system. What should I do now?
Bay Breeze Heating & Cooling is recommending that these units be removed. Please call our office or schedule an appointment online.
How long will it take to remove the surge protector?
A licensed HVAC contractor or licensed electrician can remove a surge protector in less than one hour.
Can I remove the unit myself?
DO NOT attempt to remove or disconnect a surge protector, only a licensed HVAC contractor or licensed electrician should remove the unit.