Whole House Surge Protector Installation in Inglewood, CA

We Protect Your Home From Electrical Surges

Most power outages are simple inconveniences, but they can sometimes fry your devices. Protecting your home from power surges with professional-grade surge protectors is essential. Mr. Electric of Inglewood installs whole house surge protectors in Inglewood, CA. While a multi-outlet surge suppressor can save minor devices from power surges, it’s essential to install whole house surge protectors for complete protection. We hard-wire surge protectors into your electrical panel to increase the safety of your household. Contact us for an estimate on surge protector installation. 

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What Is a Power Surge?

A power surge happens when a sudden voltage increase exceeds 120 volts of electricity. The wiring inside many devices starts to overheat and burn. Even a small power surge can harm your devices. We install whole house surge protectors that ensure your entire home with all its devices is protected from all levels of power surges.

What Is a Surge Protector?

Many people believe a surge protector is the common household power strip that you can buy at the store. All surge protectors pass electrical currents from your devices to your electrical outlets. A standard surge protector offers limited protection to these devices. If one power surge hits, they must be replaced. A surge protector redirects electricity spikes above the designated level to the power strip’s metal oxide varistors (MOVs). Your whole house surge protector is installed directly into your electrical panel to handle any level of a spike in electricity.

How Does a Whole House Surge Protector Work?

Whole house surge protectors are a professional version of household power strips. They can withstand multiple power surges and help protect your devices that receive power from your wired electrical panel. Whole house surge protectors ensure your home is protected from electrical surges to keep your devices in optimal working order.

The Power Behind a Power Surge

A power surge can impact any device in your home with a microprocessor. Microprocessors are most commonly found in computers, cell phones, televisions, refrigerators, microwaves, and dishwashers. It is rare, but large power surges can fry your circuits. Low-level power surges will degrade the internal circuits of your devices and lead to eventual failure.

What Causes Power Surges?

Power surges are commonly caused by operating heavy-duty electrical devices. A large amount of energy is used to switch motors and compressors on and off, leading to eventual power surges. Appliances with heating elements like microwaves and clothes dryers are highly sensitive to power surges. Other common causes of power surges include the following:

  • Inclement weather, including lightning
  • High electricity demand
  • Incorrectly installed or faulty electrical wiring
  • Transformer or utility company line problems
  • Downed power lines

Do I Need a Whole House Surge Protector?

Mr. Electric of Inglewood’s service professionals recommend whole house surge protectors for all homes. Even the smallest power surges can cause your devices to gradually degrade until they break. You may not notice any evidence until your devices will not work. You cannot rely on power strips to protect your devices. The best way to protect your home and devices from electronic failure is a whole house surge protector installation.

Costs of Not Having a Whole House Surge Protector

The costs of not having a whole house surge protector can be detrimental to your pocketbook. The most important thing a whole house surge protector does is protect your electronics and appliances from total loss. Whole house surge protectors can save everything from the data stored on your computer to expensive kitchen appliances. Peace of mind knowing your appliances and devices are safe from surges is priceless. Whole house surge protector installation costs are a bargain compared to the loss of your electronics and appliances.

Contact Mr. Electric of Inglewood Today 

Mr. Electric of Inglewood is here for your comprehensive electric services in Inglewood and Lennox, CA. We believe in the power of upgrading your power strips to whole house surge protectors. We will help your appliances stay in optimal order with whole house surge protector installation. We always offer honest pricing without any overtime fees or surprises. Our team backs our work with a guarantee to get the job done right the first time. Contact us today to get an estimate on installing a whole house surge protector.