Power surges damage and destroy many electrical devices and appliances every year. A power surge can potentially damage any plugged-in device in your home regardless of how small or large it is. Here are five ways to protect your home from being damaged by a power surge.
1. Have Your Wiring Inspected
Faulty wiring can make a power surge even worse than it already is. If you live in an older home, you should have an electrician inspect your wiring to make sure it’s up to code.
2. Install a Whole-Home Surge Protector
This device is installed by an electrician at your primary breaker box. It goes between your home’s electrical system and the power grid. It can protect every electrical device and appliance in your home from being damaged by a power surge.
It's On Electrical, LLC installs whole-home surge protectors for people in the greater Ambler, PA, region. Our goal is to offer a hassle-free service.
3. Use Surge Protectors
You can use surge protectors on outlets your expensive electronics, such as televisions, computers and video game systems, are plugged into. If there’s a power surge, this device prevents excess voltage from going into the electronic devices plugged into it.
4. Purchase a High-Efficiency AC System
New high-efficiency AC units consume a lot less power than older ones. An older AC unit is more likely to cause a power surge if it stops drawing power. New AC units also cause fewer voltage spikes, which protects electronics and saves you money on electricity bills.
5. Unplug Electronics When a Storm Hits
If you see lightning strikes, you should proactively unplug your electronic devices and appliances. It’s better to be safe than sorry when protecting your electronics.
It's On Electrical, LLC is a company that can handle all of your electrical needs. Our services include electrical panels, interior lighting, exterior lighting, backup generators, and TV and internet wiring. To find out more or to schedule an appointment, please call It's On Electrical, LLC today!