Florida is the lightning capital of the world. Surge protectors are not just for computers. Power surges can ruin expensive appliances including refrigerators, TV’s, lighting control systems, security systems etc. Surge protection can be installed to protect your entire home. It makes little sense to spend a lot of money on expensive appliances without installing surge protection for your home. Lighting can send surges from not only nearby electrical wires but also through phone and internet lines running into your home or business.
In Florida power surges are a common occurrence, not only from lightning strikes or downed power lines due to storms but also spikes in the current that flows through your wiring. Did you know that 60% to 80% of all power surges are within the home due to appliances that cycle on and off such as air conditioners, Refrigerators and dryers? When the power company switches grids during the day this also can cause a power surge.
You may think that the greatest damage from power surges are from one large incident but in actuality it is from smaller surges over a period of time. These surges can damage your TV’s, Computers, Microwaves as well as phone lines, satellite connections and cable. These surges can cause these items to lock up or have glitches due to the circuits malfunctioning and in time will burn out.
Whole home surge protection diverts these power surges to the ground. When a surge is detected, these surge protectors allow safe levels of electricity in and divert the extra into the ground. They are installed at your main panel and or at your power meter and therefor protects your entire home. Individual surge protectors only protect the individual items plugged into it. It is also advisable to use individual units for sensitive equipment like computers and computer networks. Some power strips offer protection for very small surges so you should not rely on them to protect your valuable equipment.
The benefits of having whole home surge protection is more than just protection of appliances so you do not have to replace them. It also minimizing the risk of fire caused by shorts within the wiring of your appliances and devices.
Another benefit is that your light bulbs can last four to five times longer. Light bulbs sense these power surges and receive the shock from them causing them to not last as long as they could.
Whole home surge protection will save you money as you will not have to replace your appliances and equipment due to the damage power surges can cause over the course of time.
When you experience a power surge from a storm or from your power being restored after an outage, would it not be nice not to have to worry that your appliances and equipment will be damaged? Whole home surge protection can give you peace of mind as you no longer have to worry about surge damage in any form.
Jermar Electric provides whole home surge protection installation. If you want to protect your valuable equipment and appliances in your home or office, do not hesitate to give us a call and we will be happy to provide you a free estimate as to the cost of this installation. We service Cape Coral, Fort Myers, No. Fort Myers, Estero, Bonita Springs, Lehigh Acres, & Beyond!