Changes in power demands from external or internal sources can negatively affect your home electronics. Sump pumps, refrigerators, HVAC, and even dishwashers can cause variations in voltage which can damage other equipment. Power line damage or utility transformer failures can also cause enough of a surge to cause damage in your home. Learn how to protect from these occurrences with whole-home surge protectors.
Brief Spikes Can Cause Lasting Damage
Surges and spikes can be brief, however, they can still cause critical damage. Computers, home theater equipment and smart home devices have sensitive circuits that break down under voltage surges. The advanced materials in electronics can also be damaged over time and result in failure.
Surge protection is crucial for this reason. Fortunately, it’s as simple as purchasing a surge protector strip into which you plug various electronics, devices, and appliances. However, this should not be the only step taken to protect your home from surges. These strips can wear down over time, so while it’s fine to use them, you really want to opt for “whole-home” surge protection if possible. It’s so important to have a grounding conductor to ensure you’re protected on every square inch of your property. Stronger surges call for a more robust solution, and power strips aren’t enough to fend off every spike in electricity.
Get Protected with Surge Protectors
Even if you think you already have proper coverage from surges, you may not be protecting an area that could later prove risky. Your go-to electrician in Pikesville and the Baltimore area, Tim Kyle Electric, Heating & Cooling, has the experience to install surge protection equipment to prevent damage in the future. Give us a call and we’ll put our know-how to work for you.