It is far less to invest a small amount in protection, than to replace costly appliances!
Why Does My Home Need Surge Protection?
Almost every home has expensive electronic equipment in it: TVs, A/C Units, Water Heaters, Refrigerators, Entertainment Equipment, Hot Tubs, and Computers. All of these things listed require the use of your homes electric circuit boards. All these items can easily add up to $1,000s of dollars, and all are vulnerable to power surges. You can very easily protect ALL of the valuable items in your home with whole-house surge protection.
What Is An Example Of A Power Surge Causing Damage?
For Instance: If lightning struck a home or somewhere around it, a surge may go through the electrical system and anything that is plugged in may get “Fried”, no matter if it is on or off. We receive several calls every month from customers that have this happen. They end having to pay out of pocket to replace these appliances. It could all be prevented with whole-house surge protection. There are several types of surges and different causes for each of them. Read below for more details.
The following information is more in depth on what surges are, and how they work. Feel free to call our office to talk with someone who can answer any questions that you may have. Surges are sudden and unexpected spikes in voltage that travel throughout your home/office electrical system.
Some surges come from within your own home/office, such as turning on a vacuum cleaner or sending a document to your printer. Other surges come from outside your home, as in electric utility switching, downed power poles, cut power lines, and lightning strikes. Surge can even enter through cable televisions and telephone wiring.
- A five year survey of power quality in North America indicates that per household there are 35 disruptive or destructive power disturbances per year.
- Deregulation of the electric utility industry is expected to decrease the quality of utility power in the near future.
- Annually, 30% of power outages are lightning related.
- Five percent of all insurance claims are lightning related, amounting to over $1 billion per year.
It’s far LESS expensive to invest in protection than its to replace costly appliance.