Voltage surges caused by lightning strikes and backup power generators can harm your plug-in electronics at home. The power surges can blow up your electronics, as well as cause electrical fire. To prevent that, we recommended the installation of a whole-house surge protector in your electrical panel—and we’re here to help you with that.
Power Surges Explained
Power surges occur when the flow of electricity is disrupted, then started again. When lightning strikes close to a power line, it can cause a spike that interrupts the electric current in your home. Backup power generators also send voltage surges through the electrical lines when they turn on automatically right after a blackout. This is due to the fact that they immediately provide power to all your home’s circuits, at once. Motors of air conditioning units and other appliances introduce small surges into your electrical lines, as well. You may not easily notice it, but those mini-surges will degrade the performance of your plug-in electronics over time. Read more about the warning signs, and why you may need a new circuit breaker.
You can’t stop lightning, generators, and motors from generating power surges. But, you can block those surges from flowing through your electrical lines with a whole-house surge protector. Just give us a call, and our skilled and trained electricians will find a unit that is ideal for your home. Of course, our team will install it in your electrical panel, as well. With expert installation, you can make certain that the device will work efficiently and safely, keeping your electronics, as well as your family, away from harm. Look to either install or check your smoke detectors this year.
Give us a call, today, to schedule a consultation and get a free estimate.