Electricity is a necessity in our homes today. We rely on it for lighting, cooling and heating, washing and drying laundry, kitchen appliances, and entertainment. However, as essential as electricity is, it is also dangerous and requires the proper precautions to keep our loved ones safe and prevent serious damage to our homes, appliances, and electronics. One way to protect your home and possessions from such damage is through surge protection installation.
Power surges are large increases in voltage that are higher than they should be. They can occur due to lightning strikes during a storm, or they can be caused by smaller internal problems like faulty wiring. Most power surges actually come from your home’s appliances. Even though these surges are short, they can also shorten the life of your appliances by damaging them over time. No matter the cause, it’s important to protect your home from power surges.
Your appliances can only handle a certain amount of voltage, and power surges often exceed that. This means that if you don’t take precautions with surge protection installation, electricity could end up frying your expensive items like TVs, refrigerators, dishwashers, and computers.
Always make sure you get a licensed electrician for your surge protection installation. They will understand which surge protection system is the best fit for your home, since every home needs different voltage service. We are your best bet for correct, safe installation. If you have questions about surge protection installation, give us a call at The Neighborhood Electrician.