You probably already have some protection in place to defend important devices in your house from a sudden voltage surge. Power strips for computers, entertainment systems, and other expensive electronic appliances are important precautions to have in place to see that these devices don’t receive damage if there’s a power surge in your home.
However, power strips are only one line of defense—and not the strongest. Our licensed electricians advise our customers to have whole-house surge protectors installed. These are integrated into homes’ electrical panels where they channel excess voltage down into the ground and away from the rest of the residential electrical system.
Here’s why we think you should consider whole-house surge protector installation:
- It protects from very powerful surges: Power strips are find for many voltage spikes, but they won’t be able to stop an extremely powerful surges that could come from a lightning strike, a downed power line, or an accident at the local power plant. Such surges will usually overwhelm standard power strips, but a whole-house protector prevents the surge from even reaching the outlets.
- All of your electronics and wiring are guarded: Anything that’s plugged into your electrical system is protected when there’s a whole-house system at work. But even better, the whole-house system protects the wiring itself—something a power strip obvious can’t do.
- It lasts longer: You can rely on your whole-house surge protector to keep defending your home for many years, long after you’ve replaced the power strips.
- There’s no such thing as “too much protection”: Finally, you just can’t go wrong when it comes to taking extra precautions to protect your valuable equipment and home from damage. You’ll be glad to have the layers of protection from all surges, large and small.
To schedule whole-house surge protection installation or to find out more about it, call on MVP Electric, Heating & Cooling. We serve Shawnee, KS and the surrounding areas.