If you’ve got expensive appliances or electronics in your home you can’t afford NOT to safeguard them with whole-house surge protection. Surge protection is cheap insurance against electrical surges. It provides a layer of protection to all the electronic items in your home. To ensure complete safety, Price Electric recommends that you hired a certified electrician to complete the wiring for whole-house surge protection. It involves several steps and is best it is completed by someone with experience.
Even miles away, a lightning strike that hits a power line can affect your electronics. Whole-house surge protection is the best option to protect your electronics and wiring from damage. “Everyone from the National Fire Protection Association to the Institute for Business and Home Safety recommends the use of whole-house surge protection. As a homeowner, the good news for you is that protection is readily available, and even top-of-the-line solutions are affordable.”
A good whole-house surge protection device allows in only the electricity your home needs and not the disruptive over-voltages from the utility. It then protects your electronics and appliances from any trouble that can occur from surges inside the house.
A power surge can happen in less than a blink of an eye! You may notice your computer locks up or the lights flicker and at times you may not notice anything but a minor spike in the current flow through the wires in your home can have big consequences if you do not have your home properly protected. The majority of people fear a power surge caused by lightning or something outside the home. However, lightning strikes are not the most common cause, over 60% to 80% start inside the home from a major appliance such as a dryer, air conditioner or refrigerator.
If you are interested in whole house surge protection, call one of Price Electric’s certified electricians at 319-393-6406.