Whole House Surge Protector Installations in Lancaster County, PA

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Installing Whole House Surge Protectors

If you stop to think about it, you might be surprised when you add up how much money you’ve spent on all the electronic devices and appliances in your home. Mr. Electric of Lancaster County installs whole house surge protectors in Lancaster, PA to protect your valuable belongings. Your electronics could be at risk if they are not protected or if you depend on a cheap surge suppressor. Power surges can follow any wire in your home and compromise any devices plugged in. The low-cost, multi-outlet surge suppressors are not a safe way to go. Proper surge protection includes a surge protector being hardwired into your main electric panel by our team of licensed and insured electricians. Learn more about whole house surge protector installation and get in touch with us today to request a quote.

What Are Power Surges?

Knowing more about surge protectors can help you learn the importance of investing in whole house surge protectors. A power surge can occur with a sudden increase in voltage substantially exceeding the standard 120 volts. During a power surge, wiring inside your electrical devices will overheat and may begin to burn. Most households have many valuable devices, including computers, televisions, stereos, microwaves, smartphones, and more. A lot of those gadgets contain microchips or circuitry that are very sensitive to voltage fluctuations. The most effective way to protect your devices is through whole house surge protection installation from Mr. Electric of Lancaster County. Our team installs the best whole house surge protectors, including Eaton whole house surge protectors. We will happily visit your home in Lancaster, Elizabethtown, or Lebanon, PA. Don’t allow power surges to put a strain on your devices, destroy them, or compromise their performance.

What Causes a Power Surge?

Power surges can occur for a variety of reasons, with one of the most common being the everyday operation of several heavy-duty devices. Large appliances such as refrigerators, HVAC systems, and clothes dryers need a significant amount of electricity to turn their compressors or motors on and off. Other possible causes of power surges include the following:

  • Downed power lines
  • Faulty electrical wiring
  • Problems with the utility company’s equipment, including lines and transformers
  • Lightning strikes, although quite rare

What Are Surge Protectors?

The power strips homeowners use to plug multiple devices into work by passing an electric current from your electrical outlets to any devices you have plugged into the strip. When a spike or surge happens, the surge protector will redirect extra electricity into metal oxide varistors in the power strip. These household power strips purchased online or in a big box store only provide limited protection and must be replaced after every power surge. Whole house surge protectors are the best way to protect your valuable electronics.

Understanding How Whole House Surge Protectors Work

Whole house surge protectors operate in a somewhat similar fashion as cheaper versions, but the superior versions are able to withstand several power surges over many years without needing to be replaced. Whole home surge protectors provide protection for all of your devices and appliances during an electrical storm. Our electricians have the experience, expertise, and equipment necessary to ensure all our jobs are performed safely and efficiently.

Schedule Your Surge Protector Installation

Your house is likely full of devices and appliances that are expensive and sensitive to power surges. We can help you protect your investments. Mr. Electric of Lancaster County upgrades surge protectors to provide peace of mind. We install whole house surge protectors and are glad to answer any questions you might have. Contact us today to request a quote for service.