Did you know that a large electrical surge or voltage spike can destroy every sensitive electronic device in your home, including televisions, iPad docks, phone chargers, modems, washers, dryers, dishwashers, garage door openers, and laptops? Maybe you know somebody who has experienced a large electrical surge and lost valuable devices. To keep your electronics and appliances protected, call Edison Electric, Inc. for whole-house surge protector installations in the Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN area. We will provide upfront pricing when you schedule an appointment!
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What Is an Electric Surge?
An electrical surge is a voltage spike originating from inside your home or from an outdoor electrical occurrence. Surges penetrate your home electrical system thousands of times a day and disturb the normal operating voltages in your house.
The smaller, more common everyday electrical surges gradually shorten the life of your electronic devices and equipment. The larger, more violent surges - which usually originate from your power company or a lightning strike -- can end the life of your electronic equipment in a nanosecond. Installing a whole-house surge protector can protect your electronics from these occurrences.
Why You Need a Two-Stage Approach to Surge Protectors
To fully protect your electronics, you need a two-stage approach to surge protectors. Whole-house surge protectors installed at your main electrical panel shield against surges originating outside your home, while point-of-use surge strips help protect your electronics against surges originating inside your home. You need both of these to protect your devices and appliances.
For additional protection:
- Isolate power-hungry appliances from your sensitive electronics.
- Only plug electronics into grounded outlets.
- Have your grounding system brought up to current code standards.
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Benefits of Installing a Whole-House Surge Protector
Installing a whole-house surge protector can have many advantages for your household. While it allows your family to use electronics, play on the computer and watch TV without the fear of an electrical surge damaging the equipment, other benefits include:
- Eliminating the need for multiple protector strips.
- Reducing the risk of electrical shock.
- Protecting your home.