Surge Protector Installation Services in Paulding County, GA
Whole-Home Surge Protection Solutions
If you aren’t protected or depend on a cheap surge suppressor, your electrical devices may be at risk. Mr. Electric of Paulding County offers professional surge protector installation for homeowners in Paulding County, GA. Power surges can follow any wires in your home and compromise any devices you have plugged in. Many homeowners have been led to believe that all you need to do is plug your devices into a low-cost, multi-outlet surge suppressor, but that isn’t the case. Proper protection involves a surge protector that has been hard-wired into your main electrical panel by one of our licensed electricians. Learn more about whole house surge protector installation and get in touch with us today to request a quote.
What Are Power Surges?
To protect your valuable devices against a power surge, you should understand what a power surge is. A power surge can occur with a sudden increase in voltage, substantially exceeding the standard 120 volts. During a power surge, the wiring inside devices will overheat and begin to burn. With so much technology available today, some of your devices that are at risk include computers, televisions, phones, stereos, microwaves, and many other important and expensive gadgets. Many of your electronic devices feature microchips or circuitry that makes them especially sensitive to voltage fluctuations. The best way to protect your valued devices is through whole house surge protection installation from Mr. Electric of Paulding County. Even the slightest power surge can do the following:
- Put a strain on your devices
- Compromise their performance
- Destroy them
The Causes of Power Surges
Now that you know what power surges are, it’s important to understand what causes power surges. One of the most common reasons power surges occur is because of the normal operation of heavy-duty electrical devices. Some of the devices that require a significant amount of electricity to switch their compressors or motors on or off include air conditioners, refrigerators, and clothes dryers. These high-powered appliances create high demands for electricity, disrupting the constant flow of voltage to your home’s electrical system. Check out the following potential causes of power surges:
- Downed power lines.
- Faulty electric wiring.
- Issues with utility company’s lines, transformers, and other equipment.
- Although rare, lightning sometimes causes power surges. This phenomenon increases electrical pressure by millions of volts and overwhelms even the most effective power strip surge protector.
What Are Surge Protectors?
Most homeowners are likely to picture a power strip with multiple devices plugged into it when they think of a surge protector. A surge protector works by passing electric current from an electrical outlet to any devices plugged into the power strip. When a surge or spike above a designated level happens, the surge protector will automatically redirect any extra electricity into a part of the power strip called metal oxide varistors (MOVs). Household power strips you purchase at a retail location or online offer limited protection for your devices and most often need to be replaced after any power surges happen. The best thing to do to protect your investments is to install a whole house surge protector.
How Whole House Surge Protectors Work
Whole house surge protectors operate in much the same way as cheaper surge protectors, but the superior versions are designed to withstand several power surges throughout many years. Whole home surge protectors also protect all of your devices and appliances that receive power from your electrical panel. Whole house surge protectors are the best way to keep your valuable appliances and sensitive electronics safe from electrical surge damage. If you’re wondering how to install whole house surge protectors, the best way is to leave the job to our trained electricians. We offer whole home surge protector installation for homeowners in Paulding County and Newnan, GA.
Schedule Whole Home Surge Protection Installation
Most homes are full of devices and appliances that are sensitive to power surges. Throughout the years, you’ve likely spent quite a bit of money acquiring those electronics, so it makes sense to protect your investment. Mr. Electric of Paulding County is ready to upgrade your home’s surge protection. Our team installs whole house surge protectors and is happy to answer any questions you might have about them. Contact us today to schedule service or request your quote.