At Modern Electrical Services, we take pride in providing valuable services that enhance our customers’ lives. We know that your family’s safety matters and that you likely have expensive electronics in your home that need protection and can cost an arm and a leg to replace.
Whole-home surge protection lowers the risk of a power surge causing harm or permanently damaging your electronics by stopping it before it enters your home. Contact us to hard-wire a whole house surge protector into the main electrical panel of your Haverhill, MA, home.
That will give you peace of mind knowing that your loved ones and investments are better protected.
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What Causes Power Surges?
A power surge occurs when something disrupts the electrical flow and causes sudden spikes in voltage that exceed the standard 120V. When that happens, the wiring inside your electronic gadgets or appliances overheats and starts burning. Common causes of power surges in your home include:
- Cycling on/off of high energy use appliances
- Lightning strikes
- Sudden adjustments in electricity use by nearby commercial buildings
- Downed power lines
Even though power surges typically last for less than a second, they can cause significant damage.
How Does Whole Home Surge Protection Work?
To understand how whole house surge protection works, let’s start with the basics. Your typical surge protector works by passing the electrical current from an electrical outlet to the devices plugged into the power strip. When the surge protector detects electricity levels above designated levels, it redirects the excess voltage into varistors inside the strip.
While household power strips need replacement after one power surge and offer limited protection, whole house surge protectors can withstand several power surges over many years. Since they’re wired to the electrical panel, they protect all devices receiving power from it.
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Benefits of Whole Home Surge Protector Installation
Many modern homes have plenty of electronic devices and appliances that can benefit from a whole surge protector. Benefits of whole-house surge protection include:
- Layers your electrical system for extra protection against power surges.
- Protects expensive gadgets and electronics.
- Gives you peace of mind in the event of a power outage.
- Keeps your electrical system functioning as it should.