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Protect Your Home With Whole House Surge Protection

Posted on: May 5, 2015

Did you know that most power surges don’t come from outside the home but from inside? Electrical appliances that cycle on and off can cause intense surges in a home’s electrical system, damaging sensitive electrical equipment like TVs and computers.

Because power surges occur in milliseconds, they are usually unnoticed. Sometime you will see lights flicker, or notice that an appliance like your microwave has reset its clock, or displays “PF” indicating a power failure.

These little spikes in electrical current in your home’s electrical wiring can cause expensive damage. Insurance claims from power surges are grouped into same category lightning strike damage. Together they result in over a billion dollars in insured losses, with an average claim of over $4,500.

A whole house surge protector can prevent damage from outside threats like electrical storms and power surges within the home. The best whole house surge protectors area two-tiered systems with a whole-house surge protective device, or SPD, installed on the circuit breaker, and plug-in SPDs on individual outlets.

Concerned about electrical surges in your home? Call ABC Plumbing, Heating, Cooling and Electric. We can answer all your questions.

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