In recent decades, homeowners across the country have become increasingly reliant on electronic devices and appliances. Coupled with the summer thunderstorms that we know all too well, the risk of power surges has increased. Power surges and pose a serious threat to your appliances, electronics, and even your home.
The small, portable surge protectors that many individuals plug their TV, stereo, and computer equipment into is just not enough to offer the level of protection that’s needed. Therefore, whole-house surge protection is an excellent investment.
Examining the Benefits
The small power strips that you probably plug your laptop and entertainment equipment into do serve a purpose, and it’s not necessarily a bad idea to use them, even if you have whole-house surge protection. However, these small power surge protectors are likely not plugged in throughout your home, and don’t offer the sufficient protection against power surges that a whole-house system does. This means that your electronic equipment is at risk.
Electronic equipment is not the only thing that can suffer from a power surge. It’s important to keep in mind that your HVAC system is connected to your electrical power supply. Therefore, this system can be damaged in the event of a power surge. Many people don’t realize just how vulnerable their appliances are, and just how beneficial a whole-house surge protection system can be.
What Type of Surge Protector is Right?
If you truly want to protect your home and electrical system within the home, then you want to get the right kind of surge protector. Smaller systems can be installed directly into your electrical box, stemming the flow of electricity when the power does surge.
If you should choose a larger, more powerful surge protector, then it can be installed outside the box if need be. No matter what type of surge protection system you choose however, it must be expertly installed by professional technicians in order to ensure your safety and the safety of your home.
To schedule your whole-house surge protection installation in Houston, TX, contact Fresh Air, L.P. today!