Because we all use so many different gadgets and electronics throughout the day, both for work and when at play, we’ve grown fairly familiar with the concept of surge protection. However, if you really want to protect your electronics, your electrical appliances, and your electrical system in general, you really must look past the small, ineffective power strips that you can pick up at your local office supply store. While these point of use strips may have their uses, whole-house surge protectors in Everett, WA can offer you far more protection and peace of mind. If you are interested in learning more about whole-house surge protection, contact the electrical experts at G & S Heating Cooling & Electric.
What Are Whole-House Surge Protectors?
Unlike a power strip with surge protection capabilities, a whole-house surge protector is not a point-of-use device. It is not something that you’ll handle directly, plugging it into the wall, nor is it something that you will plug other electronics into. Instead, a whole-house surge protector is wired directly into the electrical panel that regulates the distribution of electricity throughout your home. When there is a power surge, for whatever reason, the surge protector will deal with it before that power surge even makes its way onto any of your circuits.
Benefits of Whole-House Surge Protectors
Even when compared with the best point-of-use surge protectors, whole-house surge protection systems are enormously more beneficial. First of all, they protect your whole house. This means that you don’t have to pick and choose which devices are protected by your surge protectors. Also, they will cover large appliances, such as your HVAC systems, which would not generally be plugged into a surge protector. They can handle much larger power surges, including those cause by lighting strikes, and will protect you from power surges making their way into your home through various inlets, including landlines. This is not the same level of protection that smaller power strips can offer. Contact us for more details.