Let Lon Lockwood Electric protect your valuable electronics with a whole-house surge protector. If you’re 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.
For whole-house surge protection at your Webster or Rochester, NY, home, call Lon Lockwood Electric at (585) 766-4702 or contact us online.
Any number of things can cause power surges, including:
All items that have a microprocessor are at risk during a power surge. This includes items like:
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.
It’s wise 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 your power lines, cable, and telephone lines.
Call (585) 766-4702 or contact us to schedule a whole-house surge protector installation at your Webster or Rochester, NY, home.
If you protect yourself from a power surge at the source, you’ll experience benefits like:
It takes seconds to destroy countless expensive electronic devices, so don’t wait until it’s too late.
Call Lon Lockwood Electric at (585) 766-4702 or contact us to get your whole-house surge protector.
Note: To protect yourself from surges that originate within the house, it’s a good idea to take extra precautions and continue to use power strip/surge protectors for extra sensitive or expensive devices.
Every year, home fires occur because surge protectors are not properly used. To make sure you’re properly and safely using your surge protectors, here are some helpful safety tips:
Call (585) 766-4702 or contact us to learn more about the advantages of professionally installing a whole-house surge protector.
Power surges can cause both subtle and catastrophic failures. If you’re lucky, you might only experience a lost HDMI port, but a surge can render your entire television inoperable. Surge protectors are an affordable way to prevent damage, so plugging in your TV and other expensive appliances will give it the protection it needs.
Power strips merely add additional outlet space to your power points. Surge protectors defend against potentially destructive power spikes by diffusing or blocking surges. Some surge protectors act as power strips, but not all power strips act as surge protectors.
All electronic equipment can be a fire hazard, but surge protectors don’t present a particularly severe risk. An overloaded surge protector is as dangerous as an overloaded power strip, so never add additional power strips to a plug extension.
We recommend equipment with its own internal circuit breakers to reduce your fire risk. You can also improve your household safety by ensuring your equipment has plenty of exposure to air circulation, as overheating can lead to a fire.
Surge protectors intercept excess voltage between outlets and devices, so they could even save you electricity. Many household appliances drain energy constantly, costing U.S. homes over $3 billion annually. Point-of-use equipment addresses this problem, reducing your utility bills along the way.
Surge protectors don’t offer an infinite life span. They generally last three to five years but replacing your equipment every two years is best if you experience frequent power outages or electrical storms.
If your surge protector has a red or green flashing light on its exterior casing, it’s time for a replacement. Every product has a joules rating indicating the surge level it can absorb. Consider your surge protector obsolete if your home experiences a surge beyond that joules rating.
Whether you require full electrical installations, repairs, or maintenance in Webster, Rochester, or the surrounding counties, call Lon Lockwood Electric today.Let's Get Started