Surge Protectors: It’s better to be Prepared
Do you know that the lifespan of your electronics and home appliances can be shortened due to power surge? This could cost you a lot of money since they don’t come cheap. This is exactly the reason why you should get Butterworth Electric to protect all these valuable items. In most cases, people believe that a few power strips would serve to be more than enough to protect the entire house from a power surge. However, this is not necessarily true as they aren’t able to provide much protection against them.
What causes a power surge?
Now, you must be wondering about the reason behind these power surges. It can be caused due to lightening or as a result of the problems related to the utility equipment used, large appliances that have an on and off cycling power, power lines that are down as well as faulty wiring. These are a few reasons that result in power surges.
What are the risks involved?
Coming to the risks involved, most electronic items or appliances have a microprocessor. When a surge takes place these microprocessors would be at risk. This means that items such as the computers, televisions, washers, ovens, refrigerators, telephones, microwaves, dryers and alarm systems use this. All it would take to protect these items would be to set in place a house surge protector. In this way, if a surge does take place, you won’t have to lose out on a lot of money, just because you were ill equipped.
Can a single home surge protector safeguard an entire house?
In case you don’t have a home surge protector already, it would be a wise decision to set one in place. In this way, the next time when there is an electrical surge at home, you will be in a position to tackle it without any hassle. When you get a complete surge protector for your home you would be able to protect the power lines, cables and the telephones, all at once.
What are the benefits that you will stand to receive when you take up a whole house surge protector?
The first benefit that you will stand to gain when you have one installed is the fact that you can save both time and money. This is because you would no longer have to call in an technician to replace damaged microprocessors every time a surge occurs. So, you can sit back and relax and need not worry about what would happen to your electronic goods and appliances.
The next advantage that you will receive is the fact that you would now be at an advantage if you put your house up for sale. This is because prospective home owners would be interested to invest in a home that is energy efficient as well as resistant to power surges. In this way, the market value of the home would increase. This in itself is a home protection system that can serve to be a huge cost saver as well.
In case, you don’t have a surge protector, call Butterworth Electric and we would be glad to have one install.