The Benefits of Whole-Home Surge Protection
What would it cost to replace ALL the items that are plugged into an electrical outlet in your home?
Relying on power strips and crossed fingers to defend your valuable appliances and electronics during a storm or electrical surge can be a costly mistake.
A power surge may last for only a blip of a second, but it carries a massive amount of voltage – enough to fry circuit boards – and put a huge dent in your wallet.
Think about it… every single device in your house that plugs into a wall could instantly be fried. We are talking about the obvious things like computers, routers, TVs, gaming consoles, but also your security system, HVAC system, oven, stovetop, refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, clothes washer, and dryer. If it is plugged in, it is fair game!
Surges of electrical current that are higher than normal. Typical voltage levels for common household electronics and appliances are on average 120 volts. Although US standard voltage is 120 V, the true amount of voltage constantly oscillates between a few volts up to 169 volts — it is not until the voltage passes 170 V that a potentially harmful power surge happens. If you experience a quick, microsecond shut-off of power in your home, then you’ve had a power surge. They can happen due to a variety of things, but most commonly, surges occur because of:
- Lightning strikes
- Faulty wiring
- Electrical overload on a circuit
- Utility malfunctions and disturbances
- Damaged appliances or appliances cycling on/off
- Tripped circuit breakers
- Downed power lines
- Inductive spikes
- High power demand
Whole-Home Surge Protection to the Rescue!
The benefits to installing a whole-home electrical surge protection system include shielding your HVAC system, appliances, and electronics, plus shielding against all types of surges for your entire home electrical system.
If you have a phone or coaxial cable line hooked up to expensive equipment, don’t forget to protect those too! Coaxial cable surge protectors can safeguard your sensitive electronics against lightning strikes, surges, pulses, and static buildup.
The cost of adding these safety measures to your home is less expensive compared to the cost of replacing your damaged possessions and making repairs to your electrical system, which isn’t always fully covered by your homeowner’s insurance policies.
Take the necessary precautions to help protect your electronics and your HVAC system from electrical surges!
Consider investing in a whole-home surge protection system like Eaton’s complete surge protection products. Eaton’s surge protectors are installed right at your electrical panel and are your home’s first line of defense against surge events.
Purge the surge with help from our team!
If you want to avoid mishaps when it comes to electrical surges, then bring out the big guns and let our team inspect your electrical panel and install the perfect surge protection for your home. Get in touch with the expert team at Nichols & Phipps by calling (703) 670-8519 today!
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