Whole House Surge Protection
Whole house surge protection is a device or system that protects your home’s electrical appliances and electronics from power surges. Power surges occur when the voltage in the electrical system suddenly spikes above the normal level, which lightning strikes, utility company equipment malfunctions, or other factors can cause.
The safety of whole house surge protection is that it can help prevent damage to your electrical appliances and electronics caused by power surges. Without surge protection, power surges can cause damage to your appliances and electronics, shortening their lifespan or even rendering them unusable.
Whole house surge protection is installed at your main electrical panel and diverts excess voltage away from your appliances and electronics and into the ground. This can help to limit the amount of voltage that reaches your devices, protecting them from damage.
On the other hand, a power surge can cause significant damage to your appliances and electronics, especially if they are not protected by surge protection devices. The damage caused by a power surge can vary from minor to severe and can include:
Blown fuses or tripped circuit breakers: A sudden surge of electricity can cause your fuses or circuit breakers to blow or trip, leading to a loss of power or damage to your electrical system.
Burnt-out appliances and electronics: Excess voltage can cause appliances and electronics to burn out or fail, which can be expensive to repair or replace.
Data loss: Power surges can cause data loss in your computer, including corruption of files, damage to hard drives, and other issues.
Electrical fires: In extreme cases, power surges can cause electrical fires, which can damage your home and personal property.
Overall, whole-house surge protection is an important safety feature for your home’s electrical system, helping to protect your appliances and electronics from damage caused by power surges. Finding a licensed electrician to assess your system and recommend the right protection is a call away.