Our homes are filled with more valuable electronic devices than ever before. With several televisions, laptops, tablets, cell phones and major appliances operating at the same time, it’s vital to make sure your home’s electrical system can handle all that power. Most of us think a few power strips here and there is enough to do the trick, right? WRONG.
Contrary to popular belief, power strips provide little to no protection against power surges. The only real way to make sure your home is protected is with a whole house surge protection system.
What Causes Power Surges?
There are many factors that can contribute to power surge: lightning, large appliances and faulty wiring are just a few. You may be thinking, “what’s at risk?” Any item with a microprocessor can become damaged in the event of a power surge. This includes items like televisions, computers, refrigerators, washers, dryers and just about every other electrical device you may have in your home.
What Are The Benefits of a Surge Protection System?
- Saving Time and Money – After an electrical surge all your neighbors will be spending time calling electricians to come out and replace the microprocessors in all their electronic devices. Your neighbors will have to shell out countless dollars to replace electronic devices that no longer function. But, if you have a whole home surge protector you will be able to sit back, relax and be secure in the fact that once the power returns, all your expensive electronics will return to normal.
- Insurance for Your Electronics – Whole home surge protectors provide inexpensive insurance compared to the cost of replacing all your electronics.
- Sales Point Advantage – Differentiate your house from all the other houses on the market with a whole house surge protector. It’s an inexpensive way to make your house stand out from the competition. This is a great feature for home builders as well. This could be the attention to detail the buyer is looking for.
- Peace of Mind – You can relax the next time a lightning storm occurs or the next power surge takes place in your area. You can rest assured that your electrical devices are protected.
Don’t wait until it’s too late! Call on the experts at Lon Lockwood Electric to get your home protected today!