Whether you’re running a load of laundry or running your air conditioner on a hot day, it’s easy to take electricity for granted. Nonetheless, we
All it takes is one lightning strike to cause a severe power surge in your home. Modern homes are filled with electronic devices. If you don’t have proper protections in place, your phone lines, power lines, or cable lines can surge, causing damage to your property and possessions.
While most homes are outfitted with a surge strip, this only provides minimal protection. RR Electric, Heating & Air suggests that you get a whole-house surge protection as a safety measure to help prolong the life of your devices.
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Every day, there are small surges in the electrical wires in your home. Sometimes these surges can reach up to 5,000 volts. While your electrical circuits are designed to absorb these sudden rises in electricity, they do tend to fray wires over time. They can damage your wire insulation and result in premature device failure or a loss of efficiency. An abnormally large power surge due to violent weather could destroy your electrical system completely.
Without whole-house surge protection, a power surge could easily destroy the following appliances: