Although lightning rarely strikes the same spot twice, Denver ranks 4th in the nation when it comes to lightning deaths according to weather.gov. Surge protection is an often overlooked element of electrical safety despite its potential to save on expensive equipment.
What are Whole House Surge Protectors?
Surge protectors are devices that protect your home from electrical disturbance by reducing volatile voltage. This shortens the electrical surge and prevents the electrical spike from affecting all other access points and equipment. The most common surge protectors come in the form of power strips. However (for full protection from lightning surges that starts right from your electric panel) whole house surge protectors are the best option.
Here are 3 reasons to invest in whole house surge protection.
1 . Protect Electrical Points
Electrical surges are all too common, and while equipment failures may be the first thing that comes to mind, personal safety can also be at risk. It’s important to remember without these measures in place, your loving home can quickly turn into a danger zone. Poorly wired outlets, overwhelmed equipment spots can all start to spark, potentially leading to direct electrical harm or the origin of an electrical fire.
Whole house surge protection shortens and layers the electrical paths and branches of your home, preventing a widespread surge breakout. By investing in proper surge protection, you’ll be taking extra precaution to protect your family from the dangers of both internal surges and those caused by lightning.
Whole home suppressors are now required with new panels and service upgrades. For existing panels and service, installation of whole home surge protectors by our licensed electrons is quick and easy.
2 . Prevent Equipment Damage
Heavy surges can overwhelm your electronics and appliances, disrupting their voltage capabilities. Smaller devices like power strips can certainly be of help, but they won’t be enough to stop a surge caused by lightning. This is where whole house surge protection comes in. According to Innovative Building Materials, most home insurance plans do not cover the aftermath and effects of power surges. This quickly turns a minor inconvenience into expenses that can quickly snowball if multiple appliances are in need of repair.
3. Assess Your Home’s Electrical Safety
Investing in and installing whole house surge protection will require professional expertise. This can make for an excellent opportunity to reassess your home’s electrical safety. A licensed electrician will be able to inspect your home’s equipment, determine whether you have proper grounding in place, and offer any other electrical safety advice.
The essence of electrical safety is to shorten and layer, preventing the surge from spreading to your outlets and damaging your appliances. Whole house surge protection adds that extra layer of protection to your home, preventing surges at the source of things.
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Whether you are looking to invest in whole house surge protection or simply adding a new light fixture, our skilled electricians can help you with this and every project in between!
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