Surge Protection Services
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Power surges are often thought to only occur when lightning strikes – but the truth is you experience them every day. Do you notice a quick flicker of your lights when your air conditioner turns on? That’s a power surge, which can cause damage over time to your appliances without a surge protector.
Benchmark Electrical Services understands how much your home means to you, so let us make it safer with whole-home surge protection!
Whole-Home Surge Protectors
An increase in your home’s electrical current is what causes a power surge (three nanoseconds or more) or power spike (less than three nanoseconds.) Large appliance motors kicking on, like air conditioners and refrigerators, can result in power surges. Although they don’t last very long and are hardly noticed sometimes, they can still ruin your appliances and put your safety at risk.
The most common type of surge protector is one you can buy at your local hardware store that plugs directly into the outlet you’re wanting to use. People tend to buy these for individual items, like computers and TVs, but power surges affect your entire home.
A whole-home surge protector is installed directly to your main electrical panel, safeguarding every power source in your house. Although plug-in surge protection can prevent damage to your appliances, it won’t prevent damage to things like your HVAC system or data cables.
A home surge protector will ensure your large appliances on dedicated circuits, like your washer or dryer, are protected from power surges. Additionally, plug-in surge protectors can’t handle large surges of power that stem from electrical grids and lighting strikes.
The Two-Tier Method
Investing in whole-home surge protection not only keeps you and your family safe from fire hazards but also ensures your appliances and power sources won’t get damaged over time. Even after installing whole-home surge protection, it’s a good idea to keep plug-in surge protectors on outlets where TVs and computers are connected.
This two-tier method will protect from circuit surges. When two devices are plugged into the same circuit and both are turned on, one can send a damaging electrical spike to the other if there isn’t a surge protector on the circuit. Using this method is just another way to keep all your appliances and electronic devices protected at all times.
Call Us Today to Protect Your Home
Benchmark Electrical Services strives to set the standard in electrical excellence by building our business on honesty, fairness and high-quality customer service.
Not only do we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee with all electrical services, but you’ll also have a 5-year warranty if something goes wrong. We never want you to feel caught off guard with a bill after a job is complete, so we provide upfront, flat-rate pricing to avoid surprises. If you’re ready to protect your home from frequent power surges, contact us today!