Minor power surges happen in milliseconds and can easily ruin many of today’s delicate electronics. Is your home protected with a whole house surge protector?
Why do I need a whole house surge protector?
Today’s homes and families consume a great deal of power due to the abundance of electronic devices we use to function daily. As a result, damaging power surges are common today even when storms and downed lines are not a factor, with homes near the end of the power line being particularly vulnerable.
5 Reasons Why We Love Whole House Surge Protectors:
- They protect the electronics we are addicted to. We rely heavily on electronics for everything from communicating with each other and checking the weather to preparing meals and keeping clothes cleaned. All of these devices, even your homes LED lights, use electronic circuit boards to operate which can be highly sensitive to power surges.
- They’ve got you totally covered. A whole house surge protector prevents damage not only to your larger electronics appliances, but to every outlet and electronic device in your home, offering protection for everything from your e-reader to your exercise machine.
- They’re inexpensive. For far less than the cost of one of your major appliances (and many of your smaller ones), you can protect every electronic device in your home. You simply can’t afford not to protect your home with a whole house surge protector.
- They come highly recommended. Organizations from the National Fire Protection Association to the Institute for Business and Home Safety recommend surge protection.
- They’re a simple solution to the 60-80 percent of power surges that start inside your home. According to the NEMA Surge Protection Institute these surges are the result of major appliances normally cycling on and off throughout the day, such as your A/C, fridge, or dryer. They can occur all day long and cause today’s delicate electronics to burn out prematurely.
What to look for in a whole house surge protector:
- Opt for a surge protector with a minimum rating of 50 kiloamps rather than less expensive models which are easily burnt out and a poor long-term investment.
- Make sure the device carries the most recent UL No. 1449 rating, an important safety rating.
- Look for models that protect not only your electronics, but your telephone, cable, satellite, and internet devices as well.
Install a whole house surge protector today. Contact Mr. Electric® and schedule the installation of one of these simple, effective devices for the protection of all of your home’s essential electronics.