Whole House Surge Protector Installation in Allegan, MI

House Surge Protection Solutions for Homeowners  

Is your residential property equipped with a whole house surge protector? If not, your electrical appliances and devices could be at risk. Some homeowners might believe a cheap, multi-outlet surge suppressor is enough to protect any devices you have plugged in. Unfortunately, properly protecting your home from power surges involves the professional installation of a whole house surge protector. At Mr. Electric of Allegan, Kalamazoo, Ottawa & Van Buren Counties, we have years of experience providing homeowners with high-quality house surge protection solutions to ensure all your appliances, devices, and fixtures are protected during unexpected power surges. Our licensed electricians can hardwire a whole house surge protector into your home’s main electrical panel for maximum protection, safety, and reliability. Reach out to our team today to learn more about our whole house surge protection solutions and request a quote for installation service!

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What Is a Power Surge?

Power surges happen when there’s a sudden increase in voltage, substantially exceeding the standard 120 volts. During a power surge, the wiring inside your devices can overheat and burn. Some of the devices that could be at risk of being damaged or destroyed during a power surge include computers, phones, microwaves, stereos, and many other important gadgets you have in your home. Many of today’s electronics also feature microchips or circuitry, making them even more sensitive to voltage fluctuations.

The most effective way to protect your belongings is by scheduling whole house surge protection installation services with the experts at Mr. Electric of Allegan, Kalamazoo, Ottawa & Van Buren Counties. Even the slightest power surge on your residential property can strain your devices, compromise their performance and efficiency, or destroy them.

What Causes Power Surges?

Power surges often occur due to heavy-duty appliances in your home creating higher demands for electricity, which can disrupt the electrical flow of your home’s electrical system. High-powered devices that require a significant amount of electricity to switch their motors or compressors on or off include dryers, refrigerators, and air conditioners. Some of the other causes of power surges can include:

  • Downed power lines in your area
  • Faulty electric wiring in your home
  • Problems with your utility company’s lines, transformers, or other equipment
  • Lightening (although rare)

What Are Surge Protectors?

Surge protectors pass electric current from an electrical outlet to any devices plugged into the power strip. When a surge or spike above a designated level happens, the surge protector will automatically redirect any extra electricity into a part of the power strip called metal oxide varistors (MOVs). Power strips you can purchase at a retail location offer limited protection for your devices and typically need to be replaced after a power surge occurs. Having a whole house surge protector professionally installed is the best way to protect your devices.

How Do Whole House Surge Protectors Work?

Whole house surge protectors work the same way as other surge protectors, but they’re designed to withstand several power surges over several years. Whole home surge protectors also protect all your devices and appliances that receive power from your electrical panel. Attempting to install a whole house surge protector is dangerous and can damage your electrical system. Leave the installation of your surge protector to the electrical experts at Mr. Electric of Allegan, Kalamazoo, Ottawa & Van Buren Counties.

Schedule Whole Home Surge Protection Installation Today

Homes today are full of appliances, devices, and electronics that are especially sensitive to power surges. At Mr. Electric of Allegan, Kalamazoo, Ottawa & Van Buren Counties, we understand you've invested a lot of money into the devices that make life at home more accessible, convenient, and entertaining. We're here to help you protect the electrical devices in your home with professional whole house surge protector installation services in Allegan, MI and the surrounding areas, including Kalamazoo, Ottawa, and Van Buren. Contact us today to learn more or request your quote!