Why You Should Consider Surge Protection

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Why You Should Consider Surge Protection

If you’re someone who uses a lot of power and all pf the electrical outlets in your home are consistently used, it’d be wise to invest in surge protection. Power surges happen more often than you might think. It’s estimated that more than 50 percent of households experience them, at one time or another.

A power surge can damage your electrical circuits as well as any devices connected to them, so it is not something to take lightly.

Here’s why you should consider surge protection.:

Protects Electronics

A power surge is essentially a rush of power that goes through your electrical system. This surge of power can cause massive damage to your electronics. In fact, if strong enough, it can ruin them. Power surges can literally fry your computers, phones, and other electronics that are plugged in during the time of the surge.

In addition, a surge can cause your fuse box to malfunction. If this occurs, it can shut down everything from your fridge to your lights. With surge protection, you won’t lose either!

Surge Protectors Are Much Better Than Power Strips

Some people may think that getting a power strip is a good way to protect themselves from a surge. While this is technically true, power strips are nowhere near as effective as surge protectors.

Power strips can be switched on and off, but that does not truly provide adequate protection. Surge protectors, on the other hand, limit the amount of power that is supplied to the electronics, ensuring they do not exceed a safe frequency.

Surge Protection Can Prevent Fires

While it rarely happens, a power surge may cause a house fire because the electricity flowing through the electronics can cause them to overheat. It is important to take note when your electronics are hot to the touch.

Note that in most cases, a surge usually does nothing more than overheat the electronic or appliance. However, if the surge is powerful enough, it could potentially start a home fire.

You’d be surprised at how people underestimate electrical surges. And, while most electronics are now built to withstand a power surge, damage can still occur. Play it safe and consider getting surge protection. Contact Lancaster Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical at 717-207-8198 for your surge protection installation.

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