Over the course of a single year, most homes will experience upwards of 300 power surges. That leaves only 60 days a year without a power surge! While most surges are minor, and have little effect or go unnoticed altogether, some power surges can cause serious damage to your home’s electrical systems, or appliances. Fortunately, there are ways to prevent that. These insights from Wiretech Company can help!
Use Individual Surge Protectors
You are probably familiar with power strips; small rows of outlets that can be plugged into the main wall outlet and allow more devices and appliances to be plugged in. People sometimes confuse these with surge protectors, which are similar in almost every regard, but they also have built-in protection against power surges. The single simplest thing you can do to protect your appliances is to plug them into a surge protector instead of a wall outlet or power strip. We recommend replacing any power strips in your home with surge protectors.
Invest In Home Surge Protection
Besides protecting individual devices and appliances, you can have a professionally installed surge protection system that will help mitigate power surges throughout multiple rooms. This is especially helpful if you live in an area prone to electrical storms.
Surge Protection Maintenance
As with any appliance, surge protectors won’t last forever, though they do have a comparatively long lifespan. The more surge they divert, however, the more quickly their components wear down. In places where power surges are more frequent, the protectors will need replacement more often. The best way to know what condition a protector is in is to invest in ones that have lights or other indicators that will display their status.
Wiretech Company can also help by maintaining your energy system, and professionally installing surge protection in your home. Between surge protections, full home electrical inspections and other energy efficient technologies, we will help save you money on your electric bill, guaranteed. Contact us today at.