While it’s easy to take electricity for granted, your home relies on it every single day. Just look around at all the devices and appliances in your home that require electricity. These might include a refrigerator, heater, air conditioner, washer and dryer, dishwasher, TV, computers, and more, and if there’s anything these each have in common, it’s that they’re expensive to replace. Luckily, you can prevent them from getting damaged by implementing surge protection.
Surge protection is exactly what it sounds like. It protects your appliances and electrical system when there’s a power surge. A power surge occurs when there is an unexpected increase in voltage for a short period. If the surge is powerful enough, it can damage or even destroy your appliances and electrical devices. However, surge protectors can detect these spikes in voltage and divert the energy into grounding wires. As a result, your appliances and devices will remain functional. You’ll also be able to prevent damage to your outlets and reduce the risk of power surges starting an electrical fire.
While getting surge protector power strips is a helpful and cost-effective option, this may not be enough. Your best option is to also invest in whole-house surge protection, as that will protect your home best if there are severe storms or grid outages.
If you need surge protection, we can help at Buckingham Electric Inc. We would be happy to help you determine the best way to protect your home and then apply those solutions for you. Contact us today for more information.