30% of all surges/outages are caused by lightning strikes. The strike doesn’t even have to be a direct hit on your home but can occur within half a mile. As a matter of fact, the majority of surges that most people take are from problems at someone else’s home or somewhere further down on the power company lines. A surge doesn’t have to be lightning; it can come from an automobile accident that hits a power pole or even from routine maintenance on the main power lines when they turn the power back on. This off and on of the power with the main electrical lines can send surges into your home or business that I have seen destroy lots of electronic equipment and appliances.
Don't Leave Your Appliances At Risk
Almost every home has multiple computers and expensive home entertainment systems. Even our appliances are high-tech with monitors built into the doors of refrigerators and laundry appliances with electronic controls. These items are especially vulnerable to spikes in your home’s electrical current that may cause melted circuit boards and overheated wires. Repairs to these expensive gadgets are much more costly than replacing a blown out light bulb or electrical outlet.
Protect Your Home With A Surge Protector
There is no substitute for surge protectors plugged into the wall outlet that allows you to plug in all of your equipment for protection. This is the equivalent to using a seat belt that only goes across your waist and not your chest. By installing a whole house surge protector in your electrical panel, you’re adding protection. Let’s say you take a surge (or get in an accident). Would you want just a lap belt or a full body protector?
No matter what you’re protecting, whether it is your family, your business, or your possessions, you should always be prepared and proactive instead of reactive. With simple surge protection, you could be saving yourself a lot of time and headache. This is as close to the “easy” button as you can get.
When you have a general repair or an electrical emergency, you can trust ElectricMan to get the job done right. We’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so don’t ever hesitate to give us a call!