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The health and safety of our valued customers and employees is our top priority. As the situation surrounding the Covid-19 virus continues to evolve, we are taking extra measures to ensure the ongoing health and safety of our customers and employees. We are implementing our plans to provide safe and reliable service to you. We have advised our employees of personal hygiene and keeping their distance when visiting.

We ask that if you have a service appointment with us at your home and you are ill or have been out of the country in the past few weeks, please contact us so we can reschedule.

We will continue to be here for all your electrical needs,

Sincerely,
Lon Lockwood Electric

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Do You Know These 5 Things About Surge Protectors?

You’ve probably heard that you should be using a surge protector to plug in your computer and other electronic devices around your home. But there’s more to it than going out to your local store, purchasing the first one you see and plugging your devices in.

Here are some things you should know before you go shopping:

  • Surge protectors prevent voltage spikes from entering your device.
  • They are NOT the same as power strips. Power strips are simply an extension of your outlets that allow you to plug multiple cords in at the same time. They don’t offer much protection when it comes to electricity spikes.
  • An electrical surge can happen anywhere. This includes phone lines and ethernet network cables along with any other electrical line you have in your home.
  • Better surge protectors are designed to cut off power in the event of a spike. Since they don’t absorb the surge, they should not wear out over time.
  • Some surge protectors come with a warranty. A warranty might cover damage to your electronic devices, and protectors with a lifetime warranty often work like a circuit breaker.

Have electrical questions you can’t find the answers to? Contact Lon Lockwood Electric today – our experts will be glad to help out! Give us a call at (585) 766-4702 or feel free to send us a message on Facebook.