We live in Boerne, TX, which means that thunderstorms and lightning strikes come with the territory. Electrical surges are not uncommon in our neck of the woods, and it goes without saying that proper surge protection is a must when it comes to keeping your household electronics secure. But store-bought strip plugs can only do so much. If you really want to keep your home electronics safe, then a whole-house surge protection system is the right way to go.
What a Whole-House System Does for You
Strip plugs are largely reliable, but they only have a set number of plugs, which means you’re limited as to what you can connect to them. In some cases, this means making a choice as to which electronics are protected and which ones aren’t. Furthermore, in the event of a blowout, it can affect everything plugged into the strip plug, meaning that an electrical surge in the wrong outlet or at the wrong time can be a disaster. Whole-house surge protectors, on the other hand, are installed near the breaker box at the central junction of the home. That means they can protect everything, no matter where it’s plugged in, and it won’t buckle when a surge hits your home.
Trust Professionals to Install It
Installation of such a system can be performed quickly and effectively by professional electricians. Homeowners have a tendency to attempt such operations themselves, but only licensed, qualified electricians can do the job safely and effectively. Attempting to install a whole-house surge protector yourself can be dangerous, and furthermore runs the risk of damaging the rest of your electrical system. In the worst cases, it can even start a fire in your home. A licensed and bonded electrician can install a whole-house surge protector the right way.
Contact the pros at D’Spain to learn more!