Whole House Surge Protectors in Norman, OK
Our Whole House Surge Protector Installation Services
If you don’t have a whole house surge protector, your home is vulnerable to power surges. When the power coming into your home spikes, it can cause devices and appliances to overheat and even catch on fire. In some cases, a power surge can instantly destroy every electronic device plugged into your outlets. Luckily, you can protect yourself with professional whole-house surge protector installation services. Mr. Electric of Norman installs whole house surge protectors in Norman, Oklahoma. Learn more about the types of whole house surge protectors we install.
What Is a Power Surge?
Your electrical panel is designed to distribute the current of electricity running through your electrical system. Your circuit breakers cannot protect you from sudden spikes in the voltage of electricity running through your home. For that, you need a dedicated whole house surge protector. Surge protectors are added to your electrical panel, and they will monitor the voltage of electricity running through your system. When there is a sudden increase in that voltage, it will ground the circuit protecting any devices connected to it. If you do not have a whole house surge protector, the following devices could be damaged by a power surge:
- Clothes dryers
- Flatscreen TVs
- Air conditioners
- Microwave ovens
- Washing machines
- Kitchen appliances
- Desktop computers
- Built-in dishwashers
- Ovens, ranges, and stoves
- Plugged-in smartphones, laptops, and tablets
How Does a Power Surge Happen?
Many different things can cause a power surge. When most people think of a power surge, their mind immediately goes to a bolt of lightning. Fortunately, lighting strikes are one of the less common reasons for power surges. When lighting causes a power surge, it can send millions of volts of electricity through your system to catastrophic results. Most of the time, a power surge is due to an appliance or your power company. When a heavy-duty appliance needs to switch on, it pulls power from the grid. When it does this, an excess surge in voltage can come through, damaging other devices in your home. Also, the supply of power to your home varies from time to time. Problems on your utility company’s end can result in a sudden spike in voltage.
What About My Power Strip’s Surge Protector?
You probably are familiar with surge protectors from the power strips you might use around your office or entertainment center. When a power surge comes into contact with the surge protector’s metal oxide varistors, it trips a breaker. While these are effective for a few appliances at a time, they do not provide sufficient protection for your entire home. These surge protectors are also not graded to handle the most server power surges, such as those that occur when a home is hit by lighting. Power strip surge protectors also cannot handle major appliances like dishwashers, freezers, or washing machines.
The Advantages of a Whole House Surge Protector
Whole house surge protectors are installed directly into your breaker box. They function just like your breakers. While your breakers monitor the amperage running through your system, your whole house surge protector will monitor the voltage for power surges. When you have a whole house surge protector, you need to get routine whole house surges protector services, such as maintenance and safety inspections. Once installed, a whole house surge protector will protect your entire home from even the most intense power surges.
Request Your Whole House Surge Protector Appointment Now!
Don’t let your appliances and devices be at risk for another day. Install a whole house surge protector, and you’ll never have to worry about power surges again. When you work with Mr. Electric of Norman, we always meet with you to explain everything first. As part of our commitment to upfront pricing, we will give you a detailed breakdown of all the costs of installing a whole-house surge protector. Request your whole house surge protector installation appointment online now.