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The Benefits of Whole House Surge Protection

Posted on: December 17, 2013
It’s a common belief that the most power surges come from outside the home, from lightning strikes and transformer malfunctions. While these events are fairly common during electrical storms, power surges are more likely come from inside the home. Larger electrical appliances that cycle on and aff can cause surges in a home’s electrical system, damaging sensitive electrical equipment like TVs and computers.

Power surges happen in milliseconds, often going unnoticed. You may notice your lights flicker, or that an appliance like your microwave has reset its clock, indicating a power interruption.

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 dollors 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.

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