If you are serious about protecting your electrical system, your HVAC systems, and all of your electronics and appliances from the problems that power surges can lead to, then yes, a whole-house surge protector is definitely a must. There are many different reasons as to why you may experience power surges on your property. The fact that you don’t frequently have lightning touching down on your property does not mean that you are not at risk of problems stemming from power surges.
How Does Whole-House Surge Protections Work?
A lot of homeowners mistakenly believe that their little power strips are going to protect their gadgets and electronics from power surges, but this really just isn’t the case. You cannot really plug a major appliance like a water heater into such power strips, for instance, so all of those systems and appliances wired right into the electrical box or plugged into unprotected outlets are at risk.
With a whole-house surge protector in Everett, WA, the device itself is wired right into the electrical box. The surge protector will divert the surge in order to protect your home’s circuitry from being negatively affected. This helps to keep your electrical system in safe working condition, and to prevent serious damages to your costly systems and electronics.
Remember, a power surge can make its way into homes in a variety of ways, including through telephone lines. Simply plugging power strips into the wall is not comprehensive coverage. Don’t take any unnecessary risks with your electrical system. Instead, hire our electricians to install your own whole-house surge protector. Remember, even “minor” power surges that may not immediately destroy equipment can really take a toll over time.
The trained team at G & S Heating Cooling & Electric is here to handle any electrical services that you may need.