As temperatures drop or rise, energy demands increase, thereby increasing the possibility of surge damage.
Many insurance companies give a discount for homes that have surge protectors.
The average home gets hit with over 20 energy spikes a day.
You get up to 30% more life out of your appliances and electronic equipment if you use surge protectors.
A lightning strike up to ONE mile away can do damage to your sensitive equipment.
That you can get peace of mind very inexpensively.
Where do surges come from?
The most dramatic damages occure during the stormy season and are the result of lightning strikes that can effect your property from a distance of over one mile from the actual strike location. Lightning, however, does not cause the most damage to your appliances and electronic equipment. Most damage that is done int he home is from the daily surge that results from the Power Company switching grids. (The utility grid system is outdated and overloaded with the increased demand and no new construction to provide updated power delivery systems.) The sudden demand on the utility power supply from industrial customers that use bursts of power, or from your own home as appliances turn on and off, will cause surge conditions that will cause damage. If you have ever noticed your lights dim as your air conditioner turned on, you are experiencing a sag in the power flow, and as they grow brighter than normal, you saw the surge that followed the sag. If you imagine this event occurring many times each day, you can get an idea of the damage that results with long term exposure.
Why do I need to install Surge Protection devices in my home?
With the increase of sophisticated technology in the home today, it is no longer optional to protect your property against damage from over voltage conditions. Your appliances and electronic equipment demand protection as your home experiences dozens of surges each and every day that can not only cause immediate damage, but also will decrease the life of those items and cause you to replace them more often.
What are some causes of surges besides Lightning and Utility Company power problems?
Outside causes of power problems include:
Bad or harsh weather (even without lightning!!)
Birds and animals on power lines
Accidents that damage power poles
Inside causes of power problems include:
Faulty, bad or old wiring
Normal operation of motors, such as your a/c system, furnace, refrigerator, etc.
Neighbors or commercial users with high energy requirements
Is your home and equipment protected from lightning and surges?? Chances are probably not! Most people wait until they need something before they get it however, in the case of surge protection, if you wait until you need them... IT'S TOO LATE!
By now your probably thinking, "I have one that plugs into the wall, I don't need whole house protection." Sadly, this is one of the most common mistakes. While wall plugs can protect what is plugged into them, like your new 80 inch TV, what about all your other major appliances like your washer and dryer, refrigerator... or even your AIR CONDITIONER or FURNACE?!? You can get peace of mind very inexpensively!
Call us today for a free estimate or check out below for more information on how to better protect your home or business. Yep, that's right we also offer surge protection for commercial applications too! See below for discount on a Surge Protection System.
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