Surge Protection for Your Home
What’s the one thing all homeowners in Houston know? That you can never avoid power surges. They’ll happen with suddenness and without warning, just like they did to my home last week when I lost an appliance because of them. It doesn’t mean there are benefits though; that would depend on whether or not your appliances have insurance for situations such as these.
If anything has been a certainty over time, it is knowing about the constant threat of power spikes at any given moment-whether we’re ready for it or not!
Thunderstorms are a way of life in Texas, and it’s not uncommon for lightning to strike. You can be at home watching TV when one bolt strikes your electrical service lines or you might have an appliance that blows up due to power surges. The problem could also stem from the grid itself, but no matter where it comes from, storms aren’t always responsible – there’s often something else going on with your appliances as well!
Unintentional power surges are the worst kind. They eventually lead to long-term damage, where you may not notice until it’s too late and your devices have already failed on you. It can be difficult enough for electronics such as tablets or computers, but even more so when we think of our appliances like a refrigerator or central air conditioning unit that nurtures us throughout the summer months here in Texas! The continual small repetitive changes within these units over time will result in permanent damage which could cause them to break altogether with no hope of repair–or worse yet run less than optimally
The Best Defense is Whole House Surge Protection
Houston homeowners are often fooled into thinking a power strip is enough to protect their devices. A surge protector, however, offers whole-house protection and includes other features such as resettable circuit breakers that turn off any overloaded circuits when the current exceeds what it can handle so your home doesn’t have disruptions in electricity due to spikes or surges of energy caused by weather events like lightning strikes or faulty wiring. The best line of defense for your electronics is with Whole House Surge Protection.
Technology is great. But, it’s also really frustrating when nearly every electronic device breaks within a short span of time because they weren’t protected by whole house surge protection. A lack of power surges might not seem like the end all-be all for your devices, but believe me – each one slowly chips away at their insides until eventually, something dies completely from them! Thankfully, with some help, you can make sure these little creeps don’t take down any more electronics in your home and instead protect them against those pesky power spikes so that everyone gets to keep enjoying what technology has to offer us without having our stuff die on us too soon!
So, How Does Surge Protection Work?
To avoid large power surges, like direct lightning strikes and even sudden short circuits in your home or office wiring that can destroy sensitive electronics such as televisions and computers, a whole house surge protector is crucial. When installed by an electrician, it will detect any excess voltage from these events and divert the electrical current to the ground via metal oxide varistors (MOVs). The MOV was designed specifically for this task because they are able to absorb more energy than their predecessors without breaking down themselves.
Whole house surge protection has become a necessary safety feature in modern homes. It’s cost-effective and typically costs less than the price to pay for one damaged appliance, considering that homeowners today use more electrical equipment than ever before. The licensed electricians at Illuminations Lighting Design would be happy to help you protect your home from spikes or malfunctions with whole house surge protection!
Contact us today!