What Are Whole House Surge Protectors?

Whole house surge protectors are devices designed to reduce large power fluctuations to manageable levels, protecting your sensitive electronics and appliances.

Power surges can be a silent energy drain on your appliances. A power surge is a fluctuation in power to your home that generally goes unnoticed, but are certainly felt by your appliances. These fluctuations can shorten the life of your appliances significantly.

Additionally, with the proliferation of household items that use microprocessors, the need for power surge protection becomes especially important. These items with microprocessors, like our computers, televisions, dishwashers, and microwave ovens, are especially sensitive to these power surges. A whole house surge protector will detect and divert the excess current from a lightning strike or a damaged power line through your home’s grounding path. Protecting your investment in these types of appliances by installing whole house surge protection is money-saving and smart.

Although not currently required by building codes or homeowner’s insurance carriers, the National Fire Protection Association and The Institute For Business And Home Safety recommend them. With homes and businesses using more of these devices utilizing microprocessor technology, whole house surge protection is an excellent investment.

Metro’s Best Electric’s certified electricians will come to your home and install this device, and you will rest easy knowing that your appliances and favorite electronics are protected. Give us a call today!