You may have heard of surge protectors that you can plug into your wall and protect specific things in your home such as game systems, computers, and TVs. The idea behind a surge protector is that if there’s a power surge or lightning storm, and the electricity surges in your home, your important electrical items won’t get damaged.
But what happens if there’s a power surge that damages items that aren’t plugged into a surge protector? It could happen with major, expensive appliances in your home such as your refrigerator or dishwasher. You may be faced with buying all new appliances. If you’re interested in whole house surge protection, you may be looking for an electrician in Aubrey, TX. You can keep reading to learn more about the benefits of whole house surge protectors, and then give us a call to schedule your appointment.
While lightning strikes are perhaps the most obvious concern, experts actually estimate that 80% of power surges originate from inside of your home. Power surges can also result from your electric utility company during power grid switching.
These can be very small surges caused by loose wires, an appliance that is malfunctioning, and even appliances such as air conditioners and refrigerators turning on and off. Over time, these tiny surges can lead to significant damage to your electronics and appliances without you even noticing them. The damage can add up quickly and have a negative impact on your home’s electrical system and your individual appliances.
The power strip surge protectors that you can buy at the store provide a certain level of protection, but it’s not the same protection that you get with a whole house surge protector. You’re going to get better coverage not only across all of the electrical outlets in your home, but also across different levels of surge events.
Sure, it’s cheaper to go to your local electronic store and pick up a handful of surge protectors that you can plug into every outlet in your home. But let’s face it, those are unsightly, and can honestly make life more complicated. Plus, there’s always a chance that you will plug something into a wall outlet and not a surge protector.
When you invest in whole house surge protectors, you ensure that every single electrical connection in your home is protected. This extends from your phone chargers all the way up to major appliances like your refrigerator and even your HVAC system. You’ll have peace of mind that all of your electrical connections are safe. It’s one less thing to think about and worry about.
Whole house surge protection also offers the added benefit of extending the life of your appliances. The smaller power surges that you don’t even notice can have a tremendous impact on how long your appliances in electronics last. Even if they only shorten the life by a couple of years, that can be a big deal.
Get it done right… Right now! Schedule an appointment today for whole house surge protectors and invest in the safety of your home.