In today’s day and age, homes are filled with all kinds of advanced technology. High-tech household appliances, entertainments systems, televisions, computers, etc. are all common items found in our homes. Unfortunately, they’re all at risk from being damaged whilst they are plugged into an electrical outlet. Here’s how you can protect your home from power surges:
For the Entire House
To ensure that your entire house is protected from a power surge, a whole-house suppressor should be installed. They usually only take a couple of hours to install onto the service panel of your home. The whole-house suppressor will allow any surges of electricity to flow through it and any excess will be directed towards the ground wire. Installing this in your home is a fraction of what it would cost to rewire your home after a surge from a lightning strike or downed power line.
For Specific Circuits
The most important thing about individual surge protectors is that they are meant to aid a whole-house suppressor, not replace it. When a power surge transpires, excess electricity can escape the suppressor and cause damage. This is when the individual surge protectors come in handy. Plug these smaller models into outlets where expensive electronics and appliances are connected to.
Protecting your home from power surges may cost you a few dollars, but they can save you from thousands of dollars in damages. Installing a whole-house suppressor with a few individual units should be done as soon as possible if you haven’t done so already. With the help of SameDay Heating & Air, your home can stay protected! To learn more, or to schedule an appointment with a technician, give us a call at (801) 726-3329.