What is a Power Surge?
When you hear the words “power surge,” most people think of lightning strikes and downed power lines.
In reality, 60-80% of power surges come from inside your home, the most common being from major appliances and systems such as AC cycling on and off. Chances are, power surges are happening dozens of times a day in your home.
What is at risk?
Today, more than ever, the average household relies on electronics for nearly everything. From your washing machine to your televisions and LED lights, all of these electronics contain circuit boards.
Over time, small fluctuations accumulate, taking a toll on these electronics’ sensitive circuitry, drastically reducing their lifespan.
Additionally, power surges can affect appliances and electronics to the point that it can create a fire.
A whole home Surge Protection Device offers up to 80,000 amps of surge current protection.
These devices connect at your panel and provide surges through a path to the ground. They are a simple and inexpensive solution for protecting your belongings and ensuring that you get the most life out of your electronics.
Surge Protection Devices will also protect your family from the dangers of electrical fires that can erupt from appliances and electronics within your home.
Most Surge Protection Device manufacturers offer 5 to 10-year warranties, as well as up to $75,000 for any and all equipment protected by the device.
However, if you read the fine print, the warranties are void if the device is not installed by a qualified electrician.