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Think You Can Go Without Whole-House Surge Protection?

surge-protectionWe urge you to reconsider! In recent years, homeowners throughout the country have become increasingly dependent on electronic devices and high efficiency appliances. Coupled with inclement weather of any kind—but particularly thunderstorms—the risk of power surges has increased. Power surges pose a more serious threat than you may realize to your appliances, electronics, and your home in general.

You may think you can simply get by with the small, portable surge protectors you can buy at any hardware or office supply store—referred to as power strips. Hey, you can plug your TV, stereo, computer, lighting, and more all into one place—convenient, right? Unfortunately, this is not enough to offer the level of protection that is needed for your home. Instead you need Sharonville, OH whole-house surge protection.

Anything With a Circuit Board Needs Surge Protection

This includes your HVAC units, washer, dryer, entertainment equipment and appliances, and even your LED lighting! There’s increasing technology that we are all plugging into our houses, and it needs protection.

Another factor to consider is that even if you do have the above-mentioned power strips, it’s nearly impossible to get every single electrical component in your home plugged into them—such as your washer and dryer and your HVAC units. It’s estimated that the average home could have as much as $10,000 worth of unprotected electrical equipment, without the right surge protection.

You May Be Experiencing Power Surges Without Even Knowing It

Most people associate power surges with lightning. And yes, the biggest and most noticeable power surges may occur along with a thunderstorm that produces lighting. However, it’s actually rare that one large surge will take out all your appliances at once.

What you should be more concerned with is the accumulation of mini-surges that occur from things like your generator and air conditioning units—they introduce small surges into your homes electrical lines over time until they eventually cause other appliances to fail.

With whole-house surge protection right at the circuit breaker, you can ensure that your entire electrical system is protected. When an air conditioner or a generator sends a surge back to your electrical panel, it can result in damage to the whole panel, and thus the systems that are attached to it, without whole-house surge protection.

Choosing the Right Whole-House Surge Protector

To truly protect your home and electrical systems within your home, you need the right type of surge protector. As we mentioned above, smaller surge protector systems can be installed directly into your electrical panel, stemming the flow of electricity when the power does surge.

If you have a need for a larger, more powerful surge protector—which we can help you determine—then the system can be installed outside your electrical box if needed. No matter what kind of whole-house surge protection system you choose, however, it must be professionally installed by trained technicians, for your safety and the safety of your property.

Contact us today for your residential and commercial electrical needs. Servall Electric Company: Creating Sustainability through Bright ideas.

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