ElectricalIs Whole-House Surge Protection Necessary?

Now more than ever, homeowners are reliant upon electronic devices and appliances in going about their daily business. Power surges can pose a serious threat to those appliances and electronics, which is why surge protection is such a good idea. However, you should know that the small surge protectors that you plug your TV, stereo, and computer equipment into may not offer quite the level of protection from power surges that you think. If you really want to protect your devices from the threat that power surges present, then whole-house surge protection in North Seattle is worth your consideration. If you decide that you are interested in whole-house surge protection, trust the professional electricians at G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical to do the job right.

Benefits of Whole-House Surge Protection

The surge protectors that you likely plug your laptop and entertainment equipment into serve a purpose, and it is wise to use these devices still, even if you do have a whole-house surge protection system wired right into your electrical. The problem is, though, that you likely don’t have one of these surge protectors plugged into every outlet throughout your home. This leaves other equipment at risk, even if your sensitive electronics are protected.

Those devices are not the only ones that can suffer due to a power surge. Keep in mind that your heating and air conditioning systems are also connected to your power supply, and that these systems can also be damaged in the event of a power surge. When you consider too that power surges can enter your home in other ways, even through land lines and cable lines, it becomes clear just how vulnerable relying on point of use surge protectors can leave you.

Choosing a Whole-House Surge Protector

Using the right whole-house surge protector for your needs is important if you really want to protect your home and the electrical systems therein. Smaller surge protectors can be installed right into your electrical box, stemming the flow of electricity when the power surges. Larger, more powerful surge protectors may be installed outside the box if need be. Ultimately, though, any whole-house surge protector that you use is only going to function properly and protect your home and belongings effectively if it is expertly installed and serviced. You cannot risk doing any electrical work such as this on your own; you only put your own safety and the condition of your system at risk by doing so. Instead, pick up the phone and schedule your surge protection services with the experts on our staff.

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