Many assume that power surges that happen in their home are caused by external factors such as lightning storms or other events. But actually, it’s common for these power surges to come from inside your home itself! Although many power surges can go unnoticed, they have the ability of costing you a large amount in damage costs.
At ServiceOne, we offer surge protection products and services to keep your home, appliances and other electronics safe. We understand how important surge protectors are in keeping your home and family safe. Below, we explain the benefits of installing a whole-home surge protector!
What causes a power surge?
Power surges can be caused by a number of things. Your home can have a power surge occur due to a lightning strike, faulty appliances, tripped circuit breakers, lousy wiring and more. Power surges can happen without you even noticing, making them more common than you think. And when there are continuous surges, the chances for major damage to your home and electrical system increases dramatically.
What is a surge protector?
There are different kinds of surge protectors homeowners can use to purchase. A single outlet surge protector is a device that you plug into your wall outlet, which allows you to plug devices into and ultimately protects your devices from surges on that one outlet. A whole-home surge protector is typically hard wired to your electrical panel, and protects your home’s entire electrical system from power surges. Surge protectors have a special circuit that redirects spikes of electricity right into the ground, without going through your electrical device.
Benefits of a whole-home surge protector
So if power surges are so common, why do you need a whole-home surge protector? Well, surge protectors will help spike the electricity right into the ground, stopping it from affecting your electrical devices. By installing a whole-home surge protector, you will be able to protect your home’s television, kitchen appliances, laundry room appliances, HVAC system and other household electronics. In the event of a big power surge, all of these can become damaged at once. Not only is it inconvenient, it’s also very expensive to replace.