Whole House Surge Protector Installation

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Whole-Home Surge Protectors for Home Safety

If you use a cheap surge suppressor to protect your electronics or don’t have any protection at all, your devices may be in danger. Mr. Electric of Riverside professionally installs whole house surge protectors at households throughout Riverside, CA. When a power surge occurs, it can follow any wire that’s part of your home’s electrical system and compromise all devices you’ve plugged into outlets. Many homeowners have been given the mistaken impression that all they need to protect their devices is to plug them into low-cost, multi-outlet surge suppressors. However, these insufficient protective devices don’t provide adequate protection. To get proper protection, you need one of our licensed electricians to hardwire a surge protector into your main electrical panel. We will gladly give you more information about our whole house surge protector installation services and provide you with an accurate quote.

What Is a Power Surge?

You need to know what a power surge is to safeguard your valuable devices against damage from a power surge. Power surges can happen when there’s a sudden increase in voltage that significantly exceeds an outlet’s standard 120 volts. When a power surge occurs, the wiring inside your connected devices will overheat and start burning. With the increasing amount of technology available to homeowners today, some of these devices at risk of damage include phones, televisions, computers, stereos, microwaves, and other essential and costly gadgets they use in their personal and professional lives. Many electronic devices have circuitry or microchips, making them incredibly sensitive to voltage fluctuations. The surest way to safeguard your valuable devices against power surges is through whole house surge protection installation from Mr. Electric of Riverside. The slightest power surge in your home can cause the following issues:

  • Put a strain on connected devices
  • Compromise your devices’ performance
  • Destroy them

What Causes Power Surges?

Now that we’ve educated you on what a power surge is, it’s vital to understand the various power surge causes. Regularly running heavy-duty electrical devices is one of the most common reasons a power surge can occur. Some of these devices require a substantial amount of energy to switch on and off their compressors or motors, such as clothes dryers, refrigerators, and air conditioners. High-powered appliances like these create high electricity demands and disrupt your home’s electrical system’s constant flow of voltage. Below are some examples of potential household power surge causes:

  • Faulty electric wiring
  • Downed power lines
  • Issues affecting utility company’s equipment, such as transformers and power lines
  • Although rare, power surges can happen because of lightning. This phenomenon raises your home’s electrical pressure by millions of volts, overwhelming even the best power strip surge protector you purchase to safeguard your electronics.

What Are Surge Protectors?

Most homeowners tend to imagine a power strip that they can plug multiple devices into when thinking about what a surge protector is. Surge protectors work by passing electric current from electrical outlets they’re plugged into to all devices connected to the power strip. If your electrical system experiences a spike or surge above a designated level, a surge protector automatically redirects all extra power into a component of the power strip known as metal oxide varistors (MOVs). Household power strips you find at various retail locations or online stores provide limited protection to your electronic devices, and you usually need to replace them after any power surges occur in your home. Your best way to ensure your investments have the protection they need is to have Mr. Electric of Riverside install a whole house surge protector.

How Does a Whole House Surge Protector Work?

Whole house surge protectors work very similarly to cheap, store-bought surge protectors, except manufacturers design the superior versions to withstand several power surges over many years. Whole home surge protectors also protect all devices and appliances receiving power from your home’s electrical panel. Whole house surge protectors have been proven to be the surest way to ensure your sensitive electronics and valuable appliances’ safety from damage if an electrical surge happens. If you wonder about the process of installing a whole house surge protector, the most intelligent way to proceed is to let trained electricians perform the job. We offer quick, thorough whole home surge protector installation at households in Riverside, CA, and we always complete the job correctly the first time.

Schedule Service for Whole Home Surge Protection

Most homes have countless appliances and devices that are vulnerable to power surge damage. Over the years, you’ve probably invested a large portion of money into collecting these electronics, so ensuring their protection against voltage fluctuations makes sense. Mr. Electric of Riverside will gladly perform upgrades to your electrical system’s surge protection. Our licensed technicians install whole house surge protectors and are readily available to answer all your questions about them. Contact us today to get an accurate quote and schedule service.