Whole Home Surge Protection Installation By Mr. Electric


Keep Your Electronics Safe With a Whole Home Surge Protector

Mr. Electric of Ocala, FL electrician holding electrical equipment.

Electronics are manufactured to withstand a certain amount of voltage to power. However, the voltage is drastically increased in the event of a power surge, which can cause several issues. Mr. Electric of Ocala offers whole home surge protector installation for homes in Ocala, Belleview, Summerfield, and Dunnellon, Florida. Learn more about the benefits of whole home surge protectors and why outlet plug-in protectors aren't enough to keep your electronics safe. Our knowledgeable and experienced team of electricians is happy to answer any other questions you may have about our installation process or services. Contact our team today to schedule your consultation if you think your home would benefit from a whole home surge protector.

What Is a Power Surge and How Is It Dangerous?

Families today rely on their electronic devices for work, convenience, and entertainment. If all those electronic devices were suddenly rendered inoperable all at once, how dramatically would your life change? A power surge occurs whenever a drastic voltage increase exceeds the typical 120 volts powering many household outlets. The interior wiring of electronics is not manufactured to handle that much voltage, so it will begin to overheat and burn the components. Even a minor power surge can:

  • Strain the Wiring in the Device
  • Reduce the Devices Performance
  • Completely Destroy It

Why Do I Need a Whole Home Surge Protector? 

An electrical power surge can happen at nearly any moment for several reasons. A home surge protector will protect your devices from being overpowered and destroyed no matter the cause of the surge. Some of the most common reasons why a power surge may occur in your home include:

  • Faulty Wiring – Your home's wiring is designed to provide a constant, even flow of electricity to outlets. However, faulty wiring may allow a conductive material such as a piece of metal to increase the voltage.
  • Downed Power Lines – When the electricity in your home is cut due to a downed power line, crews work to get the power back as soon as possible. When the power comes back on, a sudden rush of electricity to all the lights and outlets can cause them to short out.
  • Power Line Issues – The same principle when dealing with a downed power line applies when the utility company begins working on the power. An instantaneous spike in power can cause your electrical devices to short out.

What Does a Whole Home Surge Protector Do?

Many homeowners believe their devices are already protected when they plug their items into a surge protection strip. These types of surge protectors may protect the things plugged into them. However, some of your most essential and costly electronic devices, including your washer machine, dryer, and fridge, aren't protected. Whole home surge protectors are installed and explicitly designed to protect all the devices in your home when an unexpected power surge strikes. When the additional voltage makes its way through your wiring, it's redirected into metal oxide varistors and harmlessly dissipates. A whole home surge protector is the safest and easiest way to keep your home safe.

Local Professional for Home Surge Protector Installation

Mr. Electric of Ocala provides a wide range of electrical services, including whole-home surge protector installation in homes throughout Ocala, Belleview, Summerfield, and Dunnellon, Florida. Our team of knowledgeable and highly-trained technicians can assist you in installing the right surge protection system. Power surges can cause thousands of dollars in damage to your home's electronics instantly. We can be there to ensure your home is safe. Learn more about our home power surge protectors, and contact us today to schedule your service.