Whole-House Surge Protector Installation in Webster and the Greater Rochester Area
Let Lon Lockwood Electric protect your valuable electronics with a whole-house surge protector. If you are like most people, you probably have a few power strip surge protectors throughout your house to protect your home from power surges. Unfortunately, most provide little to no protection against power surges.
To get whole-house surge protection at your Webster or Rochester, NY home, call Lon Lockwood Electric at 585-766-4702 or contact us online now!
What Causes Power Surges?
Any number of things can cause power surges, including:
- Problems with the utility company’s equipment
- Large appliances cycling power on and off
- Faulty wiring
- Downed power lines
What Is At Risk?
All items that have a microprocessor are at risk during a power surge. This includes items like:
- Computers and telephones
- Washers and dryers
- Ovens and microwaves
- Alarm systems
If an electrical surge were to occur today, how much money would you stand to lose? For many modern homeowners, that could mean huge losses without residential surge protection!
Call Lon Lockwood Electric at 585-766-4702 or contact us online now to schedule whole-house surge protector installation at your Webster or Rochester, NY home!
It’s a wise decision to be prepared before the next electrical surge hits your home. Our expert electricians can help you select and install a whole-house surge protector that will protect not only your power lines but also your cable and telephone lines.
Benefits of Residential Surge Protection from a Whole-House Surge Protector
If you protect yourself from a power surge at the source, you will experience benefits, like:
- 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: Whole-home surge protectors can provide a type of inexpensive insurance when compared to the cost of replacing all your electronics.
- Sales advantage: Differentiate your house from all the other houses on the market with a whole-house surge protector. It’s an inexpensive way to set your house apart from the competition. This is a great feature for home builders as well, offering buyers a unique, stand-out detail.
- 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.
It only takes seconds to destroy countless expensive electronic devices, so don’t wait until it is too late!
Call Lon Lockwood Electric at 585-766-4702 or contact us online now to get your whole-house surge protector.
Note: To protect yourself from surges that originate within the house, it is a good idea to take extra precautions and continue to use power strip/surge protectors for extra sensitive or expensive devices.
How Do I Safely Use a Surge Protector?
Every year, home fires occur because surge protectors are not being properly used. To make sure you’re properly and safely using your surge protectors, here are some helpful safety tips:
- Remember that retail surge protectors are for light loads only (like indoor lights, computers, printers, and low-amperage equipment). They are NOT for fans, heaters, coffeemakers, or other similar devices.
- ALL units should be electrical approved or Underwriters Laboratory (UL) approved.
- Each surge protector should be plugged into an outlet, NOT another surge protector or another portable power strip. This can cause overloading.
- In the event of a large surge or spike (from a lightning strike), the surge protector will have to be replaced.
- Use only surge protectors that have an internal circuit breaker. This will prevent a fire if the surge protector is overloaded or shorted.
- Check the electrical load of the surge protector. You can tell if it is overloaded if it is hot to the touch.
- Do NOT use surge protectors in wet or moist areas. If it needs to be in a moist area, be sure that it is protected by a GFCI unit.
- Place the surge protector in a location where it can get enough air circulation. Avoid placing it under the carpet, furniture, or any other place that air circulation is inhibited.
- Consider purchasing surge protection with cable and phone jacks to provide protection for your phone, television, and computer modem.
- Check your surge protectors regularly to ensure they are in good condition and functioning properly.
- Do not use an ungrounded adaptor (a two-pronged adaptor) to plug in a surge protector. Use a three-pronged adaptor.
- Not all surge protectors are created equal. Make sure the one you purchase can handle your needs.
- Consider having a surge arrester installed at the fuse box or electrical panel for complete residential surge protection. This is especially good to have for homes in areas with lots of lightning.
Call 585-766-4702 or contact Lon Lockwood Electric online to learn more about the advantages of having a whole-house surge protector professionally installed in your home.