Oh, the weather outside is frightful…
But not exactly in the same way conjured up in the Christmas classic, “Let it Snow.”
Here in Florida, we play a constant game of “wait and see” when it comes to tropical storms, hurricanes, electrical storms…and let’s not forget a brown out caused by a downed power line or problems with the power grid.
But here’s the thing: you really should do more than wait and see based on the kind of damage power surges can cause your home electronics: everything from Play Station, home computers, water heater, appliances, and AC system. In fact, a power surge can inflict enough damage to render such electronics ruined, and that means money spent to replace them. Even worse, most homeowner insurance policies don’t cover. Ouch!
What Causes a Power Surge
A power surge can result from several different causes, including:
- A spike in electrical current when you turn on a high-power device
- Faulty wiring that can cope with a surge of power
- Tripped circuits
- Short circuits
- Direct Lighting strikes or even those that strike close to a nearby power line
Also, let’s say you lose power and forget to unplug and turn off home electronics. When the power returns, those same electronics can incur substantial damage.
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“Alex was very professional and helpful. When working on my wiring, he corrected several issues that were present from previous rework at no additional charge.” - Justin J.
Power strips with surge protection should be used as a first line of defense. And yet the amount of protection they provide is limited.
That’s why we also recommend a whole-house surge protector expertly installed by Bolt Electric. A whole-house surge protector can absorb up to 40,000 amps of electricity per incident to help minimize the risk of damage to home electronics.
Contact us today about a whole-house surge protector of your own. It can help you save a whole lot of money.