Preventative maintenance goes a long way in preserving your electrical system in your home. One of the easiest and least expensive ways to protect the electronics throughout your home is with a surge protector..
Why a Surge Protector
As technology plays a bigger part in our home life, it becomes more important to protect the valuable. A surge protector’s purpose is to defend appliances and electronics against sudden and unplanned change in voltages. Installed inside of your panel, a whole home surge protector works to lessen and isolate the effects of heightened voltage on the circuit. This will preserve the items attached to that circuit and avert any undesired loss of electronics.
Sources of Power Surges
Most people think dramatic lightning strikes are the major cause of power surges, but in 80 percent of cases, short, intense bursts of electricity are caused from right within the house. If you’ve ever noticed the lights flicker when you turn on the blower dryer, vacuum cleaner or air conditioner, you’ve seen these surges in action. It’s unlikely a single mini-surge will fry your electronics, but repeated electricity fluctuations add up over time, degrading equipment performance and cutting their lifespan short.
Over voltages from the utility line can also harm circuit boards, a prime reason to install a whole house surge protector at the breaker panel. Back-up power generators are another culprit. If you have one that’s set to turn on automatically when the power goes out, it can send a power surge through multiple circuits, damaging the very equipment you hope to continue using during a blackout.
Whole House Surge Protectors and shield costly home equipment
Anything with a circuit board is subject to damage from a power surge. Not only does this include portable electronics, but stationary appliances as well, such as the washer, dryer, oven, air conditioner and furnace.
Whole house surge protection safeguards the wiring of every light fixture, electronic device and appliance in your home for peace of mind. In fact, not only does it shield your HVAC equipment from external power surges, but it also protects other devices from the surges your air conditioner and furnace produce each time they power on.
A whole home surge arrestor is a simple device that will allow the homeowner peace of mind and allow them a way defend valuable items within the home. We highly encourage the use of surge protection as nothing more than simple insurance to keep your household in top working order.