Whole house surge protection are becoming more necessary every day. Surges from the power grid and lighting strikes can damage wiring and components of your expensive electronics and home appliances. Lighting strikes can cause surges even if your home is not directly hit. Surge protectors block voltage spikes and protect delicate items such as computers, TVs, phones, tablets, as well as all other devices and appliances.
While the power grid and lighting strikes can cause power surges, most power surges occur from within the home. Units like generators and AC units can cause surges. However whole home surge protectors can still protect your home since these units are on a dedicated circuit. The surge they create is sent back to the home through the breaker panel. This is where the whole home surge protector is located and it then shuts these surges maintaining a level voltage throughout the home.
If a device on a non-dedicated circuit surges it can affect devices that share the circuit directly. To protect against damage on these circuits requires layered surge protection. Layered means that there should be surge protection at the service panel as well as the point of use. The use of surge protectors inside the home is still recommended to protect sensitive electronics from this internal surge potential.
Our Licensed Electricians can evaluate your home and recommend the best whole home surge protector for your needs. Contact us today!