A surge protector is designed to help keep your electrical equipment safe from any voltage spikes. It regulates the voltage within your electrical devices (either through blocking or grounding) so that it is always at a safe level for your equipment. Surges happen a lot more frequently than homeowners might realize, and when they do occur, you will want a whole house surge protector installed to protect your appliances and devices.
What Causes a Power Surge?
Power surges can occur for numerous reasons, such as a lightning storm or downed power line. But, lightening is far from the most common cause for power surges. In fact, according to the NEMA Surge Protection Institute, 60 to 80 percent of surges happen because of major appliances in the home – such as an air conditioning unit, clothes dryer or your refrigerator. And, sometimes surges happen throughout the day without the homeowner knowing it. As the surges continue, they take their toll on expensive appliances (computers, printers, TVs, air conditioning units, furnaces, etc.), causing them to break prematurely.
Benefits of Whole House Surge Protection
Power surges are not a fire concern; which is why surge protectors are not required by your homeowner’s insurance or building inspectors. However, installing them keeps your home safe and provides numerous benefits, including:
Do Not Wait for a Power Surge to Happen – Call an Electrical Contractor Now
Surges can occur throughout the day without you realizing. You can protect your equipment and reduce your costs by installing an affordable whole home surge protector today. Contact an electrical contractor to have your home assessed and see what type of surge protector is right for your home.
Call 732-332-1100 or fill out a contact form online to discuss with the team at JLC Electrical Contractors. We can help you decide what type of whole house surge protector to use and even offer tips to reduce your electricity bills.