Protect your entire home from high-energy power surges and low-energy repetitive surges by
installing a whole-house surge protective device - wired to your electric service box to protect all electronics, appliances and electrical systems in your home.
Electric surges can strike your home’s appliances at any time - from an internal wiring problem to lightning strikes. Multi-unit buildings are at a higher risk because of the increased number of homeowners and devices in use. The building's power network is under greater strain, leaving it vulnerable to unexpected power surges.
Most people think of the term surge protection as simple plug-in strips. While they are effective on a basic level - people should really be considering a second line of defense against dangerous surges. Whole house surge protectors installed by a professional, work from your main circuit board to divert surges away from the home and into the ground.
Whole house surge protectors are rated to stop at least a 40,000 amp surge. many come with features to alert once a surge is detected.
What is a Whole-home Surge Protector?
" With the popularity of home automation devices, smart appliances and other electronic equipment in today's homes, the requirement for “whole house” surge protection has become a necessity. The bottom line is that surges or spikes can actually destroy any sensitive electronics within the devices we use in our homes, such as HDTVs, DVRs, computers, refrigerators, microwave ovens and more. Damage can range from complete failure to a reduction in useful life. To some, whole-house surge protection is achieved simply by installing a surge protective breaker or panel at the home's main breaker load center(s). However, true whole-house surge protection requires surge protective devices at various levels within the home to provide the most reliable protection: a surge protection network, if you will." - TechHome
A lot has changed in recent years. There are more electronics and LED lighting in homes than ever before. Appliances like washers and dryers are now built with circuit boards so there are many more items that need to be protected from power surges than in the past. There are potential for serious issues if you don’t invest in whole-house surge protector.
Whole-house surge protection only allows the electricity you need to enter the home and protects your devices from issues that may arise from surges inside your house.
If you are interested in whole-house surge protection, contact Trent @ Reisinger Electric today.
Reisinger Electric is a Fully Licensed, qualified, insured, bonded Electric company, launched in 2009. Owner Trent Reisinger has been Serving the Lower Mainland, BC since 1998.