Have you ever been working on your laptop during a thunderstorm when, suddenly, the computer abruptly blacks out for a second, right after a loud crash of thunder outside? At that moment, you panic. What if your laptop just died? Or what if all that you were working on is gone? You experienced a power surge.
Power surges are caused by all of the following:
- Downed power lines
- Power outages
- Faulty wiring
- Overloaded circuits
- High-energy appliances
Power surges cause bursts of electricity to force their way through the electrical devices in your home. This interrupts the normal flow of electricity and, over time, can wear down your electrical equipment and appliances.
You can be proactive by protecting your electronics from damage with a household surge protector. Surge protection protects electrical devices by absorbing the shock of sudden electrical voltages and redirecting the extra electricity away from the device.
Surge protection offers several benefits.
You Increase the Life Span of Electrical Devices
Surge protectors are like an insurance policy for your electrical devices. When a storm hits or when you accidentally plug too many devices into an outlet, your electrical equipment will be protected from disruption and overheating that will wear it down over time.
You Get More for Your Money
You pay a lot for laptops, gaming systems, high-powered appliances, and other electrical devices. Some of them may be essential for your job. In a sense, they’re an investment. The last thing you want is for a power outage to ruin a much-used electrical device. Protect your investment and get the most out of your money by defending your electronics from power surges before they happen.
You Can Prevent Fires
Too many plugs in an outlet or an old, overworked appliance can overheat wires and cause a fire to break out. Surge protectors redirect excess energy flow away from electrical devices and wires to help prevent fires.
You Save Money in the Long Run
With a surge protector, you can prevent damage done to expensive equipment or as a result of a fire. This saves you the money that you would have to spend on new electronics or household damage.
Protect Your Electrical Devices from Power Surges
Whole-house surge protectors are one of the best ways to protect your electrical devices from damage and your home from electrical fires. If you would like surge protection installation in your home, make an appointment with one of our electricians at Sun State Power in Ocala, FL today. We have more than thirty years of experience, and you can trust us to help ensure that your home’s electronics keep working, even in a storm.