Take a second to think of all your electronics and appliances in your home. What if there was a massive power outage that wiped out all of them? A power surge comes quick and unannounced, carrying tens of thousands of volts. Having a whole-home surge protection directs surges into the ground keeping you and your home safe. The installation can save you money on the replacement costs of your entertainment systems, kitchen appliances, home office equipment, mobile technology and more. Keep reading to learn about the cost-effective option of installing a home surge protector.
The Necessity for Whole-Home Surge Protection
There are many expensive microprocessors throughout your home that require surge protection. When you install a whole-house surge protector, you are installing a device that reacts in less than a nanosecond to exert excess current or voltage during a power surge produced from outside the home. This keeps potentially hazardous voltage or current levels from entering your home and destroying your electronics. Installing a whole-home surge protector eliminates the worry, giving you peace of mind that you are keeping your home safe and expenses minimized.
The average home undergoes 20 power surges a day, with approximately half of them being internal. In fact, this internal electrical cycling causes 80% of power surges in the home.
Appliances that consume a lot of energy, such as refrigerators, air conditioners, and dryers can cause mini power fluctuations every time they turn on and off. Other factors beyond appliances include faulty wiring, down power lines, electrical equipment problems, lightning and high electricity demand.
- Limits the damage from outside surge before they enter your home
- Maintains home appliances
- Is in place for a layer of protection
- Protects data and technology
- Safeguards your home’s electrical system
Your Whole-Home Surge Protection Experts
For effective surge protection proper grounding is required. If the surge protector is not grounded, it will not function properly. That is why it is important to have our team come and inspect your home while installing the whole-home surge protector.
Contact GVEC Electrician Services today to learn more about whole-home surge protectors or battery storage here in Seguin and the surrounding area!