Why You Need Whole Home Surge Protection
Many homeowners believe that plugging electronics into a power strip labeled as a “surge protector” is all the protection they need, but that is often not the case. There are several reasons for this:
First, some of those surge protecting power strips are little more than a glorified extension cord or power strip.
Second, lightning can follow any wire into your home – not just your electrical wiring. Your phone and cable lines are also susceptible.
And third, as more and more appliances become “computerized,” it’s not just your computer and TV that need surge protection. Many of your appliances and other things you “plug in” can be lost in a power surge.
The best protection you can get against power surges is a whole home surge protector like the ones we at Electrical Detectives recommend and install.
Our whole home surge protectors are hard-wired to your electrical service panel, and normally, they just sit there allowing the normal flow of electricity into your home. But, if higher than normal voltage levels are detected, our whole home surge protectors spring into action, diverting the excess voltage to the ground wire and keeping it away from your expensive electronics and appliances.
Even the best surge protection can’t do its job unless it is properly installed and grounded. At Electrical Detectives, we are experts at putting these systems into your home. Call us today to discuss Whole Home Surge Protection – an investment in your peace of mind that could save your thousands down the road.