Whole House Surge Protectors in Land O’ Lakes, FL

Protect Your Home from Power Surges

Without proper protection, a power surge can damage your home and devices. Mr. Electric of Land O' Lakes installs whole house surge protectors for residents of Land O’ Lakes, FL. Some homeowners mistakenly think a surge protector from the local hardware store offers adequate protection. Surge protectors are effective, but a whole-house surge protector offers optimal protection. We hard-wire a professionally installed surge protector into your electrical panel. Let our electrical experts explain the benefits of a whole-house surge protector. Contact us for an estimate.

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What Is a Power Surge?

A power surge occurs when a sudden change in voltage exceeds 120 volts. The wiring in the affected device starts to burn as it overheats. Most modern-day devices have circuitry and microchips, making them more sensitive to changing voltage levels. Even a small power surge can compromise these devices’ performance.

Causes of Power Surges

The most common reason you may have a power surge is the operation of heavy-duty electrical devices. High-powered electrical devices like dryers and refrigerators need a significant amount of electricity to perform and are more susceptible to power surges. Your appliances with heating elements are also highly sensitive to power surges. Toggling high-power devices and electrical equipment creates significant demands for electricity that often disrupts the constant flow of voltage. The most common causes of power surges include the following:

  • Though it is rare, lighting causes power surges
  • Downed power lines 
  • Problems with electrical wiring
  • Utility company’s line, transformer, or components’ issue

What Is a Whole House Surge Protector?

A whole house surge protector is different from a power strip with multiple devices plugged into it. A small surge protector passes electrical currents from your outlet to the devices in the strip. These power strips only offer limited protection for your devices during a power surge. A whole house surge protector withstands any spike in electricity because it is hard-wired to handle the power.

What is the Danger of Not Having Surge Protection?

Power surges can damage many different devices and appliances in your home. The most significant danger is that a power surge can completely wipe out these devices, leaving you to replace them. It’s important to remember that you may not be home during a power surge. You can unplug devices when you’re home during a severe storm, but this is not always the case. You can have peace of mind with a whole house power surge protector.

Types of Whole House Surge Protectors 

A whole house surge protector protects your appliances and devices from any level of electricity. We typically recommend two or more types of whole house surge protectors. The three main types of surge protectors include the following:

  • Type 1 Whole House Protection – We install a Type 1 surge protector between your meter and power lines.
  • Type 2 Whole House Protection – A type 2 surge protector is installed between your breaker box and meter.
  • Type 3 Point-of-Use – We can install wall outlet protectors where you plug in your appliances.

Contact Mr. Electric of Land O' Lakes

Mr. Electric of Land O' Lakes installs whole house surge protectors in Land O’ Lakes, Port Richey, and Zephyrhills, FL. We help keep your home as safe as possible from power surges. When you’re ready to upgrade from power strips, our team offers honest pricing for whole house surge protectors. We back our work with a guarantee to get it done right the first time. We will quickly and efficiently install your whole house surge protector. Contact us today to get a free estimate on whole house surge protection services.