What to Consider Before Whole Home Surge Protection

Category: Electrical
16 November 2016, Comments: Comments Off on What to Consider Before Whole Home Surge Protection

Installing whole home surge protection should be your highest priority this season if you want to maintain your appliances’ electrical performance. A power surge may only last a few seconds, but it’s certainly not anything you want to experience. It can seriously damage your most essential appliances, even the ones you rely on every day. This includes washers, dryers, computers, home theater systems, HVAC systems, and more. It may put you in some tricky situations, like leaving you without air conditioning during the summer or no computer to handle any job-related responsibilities. Worst of all, it can heighten the chance of electrical fires, putting the safety of your family at risk. Fires will have an even higher risk of occurring during a lighting storm, which can not only knock out power to your appliances but can also fry wiring. With risks like this, deciding whether you install whole home surge protection can be a matter of life and death. You need to take action now so you avoid any trouble later in the season, for both the sake of your appliances and your family. All it takes is a quick call to a licensed electrician to maintain a high level of convenience, and electrical safety, in your home.

How Can Randy’s Electric Help You?

If you are indeed looking for a licensed electrician, please make Randy’s Electric your first choice for service. As we head into the winter months, we know having reliable appliances can be incredibly important, especially when you need an HVAC system to stay warm. The worst possible thing you can experience this season is a lack of heat, but it can happen if you do not have a surge protection from Randy’s keeping your furnaces and boilers away from the threat of surges. If you call us up immediately, you will experience a wide range of benefits. Your appliances will be able to work much more efficiently for a longer period of time, ensuring you save money both on bills and appliance replacement. Also, since you’re not risking any damage to your infrastructure, you will be able to save more money on electrical rewiring. Once all of these financial pressures go away, you can rest so much easier in your home, and it’s all thanks to our highly dedicated team.

4 Factors to Consider Before Installing

Don’t get us wrong; installing whole home surge protection is important, but you need to make sure you are getting the right brand and model for your home. Before you make a purchase, please take note of these 4 points of consideration:

  1. Your Electrical Needs: Most additions to your home are electronic, especially now. Some homeowners will install smart thermostats for their heating and cooling. Others buy electronic entertainment systems with surround sound and theater-like lighting. You also need to consider electronics you use every day like cell phones, tablets, and smart devices. Even appliances like coffee makers, washers and dryers, and refrigerators are electronic. With all of this in mind, you need to consider how surge protection meets the needs of all of your appliances. You certainly don’t want to risk spending more money on replacements in the future because of an interior power surge that could have been prevented.
  2. Quality is Important: Surge protectors will vary in quality, and it’s up to you to ensure you are getting the best one for your home. Please do your research into the various brands or models offering a high level of reliability. Some brands or models are not to be trusted, either because they can’t meet a wide range of power needs or charge more money than necessary. You should also ask one of our licensed electricians on what they recommend. Insight from a professional will put you on the right path.
  3. Layer Surge Protection: You should also consider layering your most essential appliances with additional protection to ensure you are not losing a significant amount of money. An easy way to determine what appliances will need the most protection is by assessing what appliances are not covered by insurance or will cost more than $200 to install. You should also consider what rooms need additional protection, like home offices.
  4. Protecting Your Home’s Infrastructure: You also need to ensure you are installing surge protection that will protect your home’s infrastructure, particularly wiring and electrical outlets. A lack of surge protection may result in damage to either. Replacing electrical wiring in particular can be costly, especially when it means pulling wiring through the walls of your home to reach electrical outlets. It will also require the electrician to dig up and thread wiring through conduits. You need to consider how surge protection can ensure our wiring and outlets continue to work effectively.

Stay Ahead Of The Game And Schedule A Whole Home Surge Protection Service Today

Contact Randy’s Electric today if you want to learn more on how to maintain your home’s electrical safety with whole home surge protection!


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