Whole House Surge Protectors in Saint Paul, MN

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Stay Safe With Whole Home Surge Protection

If you don’t have protection for your electrical needs or rely on a cheap surge suppressor to power devices, your electronics and safety might be at risk. Mr. Electric of St. Paul offers professional surge protector installation for homeowners in St. Paul, South Metro, and throughout the Twin Cities, MN. Power surges will travel through any wires running through your home, compromising all devices you connect to them. Many homeowners have a misguided notion that plugging their devices into a low-cost, multi-outlet surge suppressor is all they need to protect them, but this belief is false. Proper protection involves having one of our licensed electricians hardwire a surge protector into your main electrical panel. After learning more about whole house surge protectors and our installation services, you can reach out to us today to request a quote. 

What Are Power Surges? 

To protect your valuable devices against power surges, you need to know what a power surge is. Power surges can occur when your voltage suddenly increases and substantially exceeds the standard 120 volts. During a power surge, your device’s wiring overheats and starts to burn. With how much technology you find in homes today, some devices that are at risk of electrical damage include phones, televisions, computers, stereos, microwaves, and various other essential and expensive gadgets. Many electronic devices have microchips or circuitry inside them, making them especially sensitive to voltage fluctuations. The best way to protect your valuable and costly devices is by having Mr. Electric of St. Paul perform a whole house surge protection installation. Even a mild power surge can affect your devices in the following ways: 

  • Put a strain on your devices 
  • Compromise their performance 
  • Destroy them 

What Causes Power Surges? 

Now that you understand more about what power surges are, it’s vital to know what causes power surges. Normally operating heavy-duty electrical devices is one of the most common power surge causes. Some devices require substantial electricity to operate and switch their motors or compressors on or off, such as refrigerators, air conditioners, and clothes dryers. High-powered appliances like those listed before lead to high electricity demands and disrupt the constant voltage flow to your home’s electrical system. Mr. Electric of St. Paul recommends checking out the following potential power surge causes: 

  • Downed power lines. 
  • Faulty electric wiring. 
  • Issues with utility company’s equipment, such as their lines and transformers. 
  • 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 probably have a mental picture of multiple devices plugged into a power strip when they imagine a surge protector in their homes. A surge protector functions by connecting to an electrical outlet and passing electric current to all devices plugged into the power strip. This device automatically redirects extra electricity into a component in the power strip known as metal oxide varistors (MOVs) when a surge or spike above a designated level happens. You might purchase household power strips at a retail location or from an online vendor, but these devices offer limited protection for electronic devices. Additionally, you often need to replace surge suppressors after any power surges occur. The best action you can take to protect your electronic investments is to have a licensed electrician install a whole house surge protector. 

How Do Whole House Surge Protectors Work? 

Whole house surge protectors work very similarly to cheaper surge protectors. However, manufacturers design superior surge protector versions to withstand several power surges over many years. Furthermore, whole home surge protectors protect all your appliances and devices receiving power from your electrical panel. Whole house surge protectors are the most effective way to safeguard your valuable appliances and sensitive electronics against damage from electrical surges. If you wonder how to install a whole house surge protector in your home, your best choice is to put this project in the hands of our trained electricians. Mr. Electric of St. Paul offers whole home surge protector installation for homeowners in St. Paul and throughout the Twin Cities. 

Schedule Whole House Surge Protector Installation 

Most homes have a large collection of appliances and devices sensitive to electrical surges. Over time, you’ve probably invested a lot of money into adding those electronics to your home, so protecting your investments makes sense. Mr. Electric of St. Paul is available to perform a home surge protection upgrade. Our electricians install whole house surge protectors and will gladly answer all your questions about them. Contact us today to schedule service or request a quote.