General Electrical

How to Protect Your Home from Power Surges

We’ve all experienced a summer storm. The dark clouds roll in, lightning begins striking a little too close for comfort, the rain beats down, and then it happens — a surge in power. While power surges may not seem like that big of a deal, they can wreak havoc on your valuables and damage your appliances. With the rainy season approaching, now is a great time to protect your home against power surges. Here’s everything you need to know about surge protection.

What Are Power Surges?

We’ve all experienced a power surge, but what are they exactly? To put it simply, a power surge is a disturbance in electrical power. Your home runs on a voltage somewhere between zero and 169 volts at a programmed rhythm. Power surges occur when the electrical voltage rises above 169 volts. As you know, power surges are abrupt, typically lasting only millionths of a second. But while these disturbances are brief, they can do significant damage to your appliances and electronics in that short span of time.

What Damages Can a Power Surge Cause?

Power surges can do a lot of damage, mainly to the appliances and electronics in your home. Any of your appliances and electronics that are plugged into an outlet during a power surge are susceptible to damage. Power surges can drastically decreased the lifespan of your valuables or they can completely fry them to the point where they are unusable. In drastic cases, power surges can result in a house fire.

How Can I Protect My Valuables?

Your home and all of your appliances and electronics are obviously big investments, so it’s no surprise you want to protect them and get the most out of what you pay for. Fortunately, surge protection is an easy solution that can help you protect your home from the damaging effects of power surges. Surge protectors are designed to protect your appliances and electronics from their electrical source. By using a suppressor, the wall outlets in your home will be able to withstand up to 6,000 volts of electricity.

Let Mister Sparky Ensure Your Home Is Safe

Protecting your home and the valuables in it is important. That’s why so many homeowners are looking to Mister Sparky for surge protection options. Let us help protect your home during the impending rainy season by discussing your surge protection options with one of our professional electricians today. Call today!