The purpose of a surge protector is to prevent damage to electronics caused by power surges, voltage spikes and electric arcs caused by power lines, lightning strikes and other disturbances. Power surges are both hazardous and costly. Wiring is designed to handle only so much electricity; an overflow can cause wiring to burn, rendering it useless. As the name implies, a whole house surge protector is designed to prevent power surges from damaging the contents of an entire household.
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The Benefits of Surge Protecting Your Home
Whole house surge protectors divert voltage spikes, preventing damage to a home’s electrical wiring and expensive devices such as TVs, computers, modems, security systems and appliances, such as washers and dryers. In addition to lightning strikes and electrical arcs caused by damage to transformers and utility poles, voltage spikes can be caused by electrical disturbances within a home, such as blown fuses or wiring in need of updating. Contrary to popular belief, the majority of power surges are not caused by major catastrophic events such as lightning strikes. Rather, most power surges are low voltage and are frequently go unnoticed. However, these low voltage surges cause damage over time, ultimately causing electronics to fail.
Installing a whole house surge protector is a great way to prevent thousands of dollars worth of damage caused by electrical disturbances. In many cases, recouping expenses caused by power surges, lightning strikes and voltage spikes involves submitting an insurance claim; an arduous process that takes both time and money. Many responsible homeowners are therefore opting to invest in the installation of whole house surge protection; a simple, convenient way to ensure the safety of household electronics.
It is also important to note that whole house surge protectors have the following benefits:
- Whole house surge protectors are designed to last. Unlike power strips, whole house surge protectors are robust, well-built, and manufactured to withstand the test of time.
- Whole house surge protectors allow homeowners to monitor and control their energy expenditure; making them an ideal choice for smart, green, eco-friendly homes.
- Proper surge protection systems pay for themselves over time; a sound investment for a responsible homeowner.
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Why Work with Dan Wood Company
When it comes to whole house surge protection, it is important to find a reputable contractor with the requisite knowledge, expertise and skills to correctly perform the installation properly. Electrical work should not be undertaken as a DIY project due to the inherent risks, dangers and pitfalls. Rather, a whole house surge protector should be installed by an expert who will guarantee quality workmanship.
Dan Wood, Jr. is a Master Plumber and HVAC contractor who, alongside his team of expert contractors, has worked in the industry for over 40 years. Dan Wood Company represents a family tradition of proudly serving the Portage, MI area since 1908.
Dan Wood Company is your source for whole house surge protection installation in the Portage, MI area, as well as a licensed plumbing and HVAC contractor - be sure to visit our reviews page to find out more about our work.