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Surge Protection

What Can Done to Protect Against Electrical Surges?

You have probably protected some of your equipment already. If you have a "power strip" - you have surge protection for what is plugged into it. For example, your computer, monitor and printer has limited protection against fluctuations in the electricity flowing into those components. The level of protection is usually stated on the product packaging. Some surge protector/power strip manufacturers offer warranties that will pay for damaged equipment in the event their product fails to provide the advertised level of protection. Be aware that a direct lightning strike to your property will result in damage and no level of protection - within a reasonable budget - will prevent this!

Whole House Surge Protection

To secure peace of mind and to protect your entire property from harmful electrical surges, there is a modern solution. The answer is a simple device that is connected to the main electrical service panel. The device monitors your grounding system for excessive voltage levels between neutral and ground. If it detects an unusual level, power is shut down before it affects the inside of your property. Although not the single fix, whole house surge protection can give you a distinct advantage of protection for your internal electrical wiring and what is plugged into each outlet.

Whole house surge protection should be installed by a licensed electrical contractor because it involves working inside the electrical panel where live wires coming into the property exist (even with the main breaker turned off). Call a licensed electrician to ask about surge protection today. Installing a whole house surge protector usually takes two hours or less for a lifetime of protection. Call your "Electrical Service Experts" for a no obligation, free estimate today - (336) 407-8121.

NOTE: Whole house surge protection guards all electrical circuits inside the home. Antennas, cable and satellite television coaxial cables, telephone and other outdoor wiring leading into the home from other locations may be a source of electrical surges. Ask your licensed electrician about ways to protect against these hazards.

Call (336) 407-8121 to discuss your surge protection needs with Lighouse Electrical - the licensed electrical contractor of choice in Winston-Salem and the surrounding area.

Tips on How to Prevent Electrical Surge Damage

  • Use an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) for computer equipment and sensitive components
  • In addition to whole house surge protection, use quality power strips/ surge protectors for computers
  • Ensure surge protection devices are Underwriters Laboratories (UL) rated. Look for "UL" on packaging
  • Buy the best quality you can afford. Surge protection extends the life of components and computers
  • If unprotected from surges, unplug sensitive computers and electrical devices during lightning storms
  • Use a power conditioning/surge suppressor unit for home theater protection
  • Install in-line telephone wire surge suppressors to guard against telephone system damage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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