When most people think of surge protectors, they think of the big strip of outlets you can find at a retail store. While these kinds of surge protecting strips can offset some damage caused by electrical surges, they can’t handle a major surge. You’ve likely invested a lot of money over the years in your home’s electronics, including computers, phones and televisions; the problem is, a single large surge can destroy these items in a matter of seconds – but not when you have whole-house surge protection installed by the electrical experts at D’Spain Sales & Service, Inc.
How Is Whole House Surge Protection Different?
Whole house surge protection is different from a simple strip because it intercepts the electricity before it can do any damage to your home’s appliances, and re-directs the excess electricity to ground it. A whole home surge protection system also can handle surges that carry over 40,000 amps, which is a surge that cannot be handled by a power strip. There are three levels of surge protection:
- Level 1 – this kind of surge protector is installed onto your main electrical line, ahead of your electrical meter. In this position, the protector can re-direct any power surge before it can enter your home.
- Level 2 – a level 2 surge protector is installed in between your electrical meter and electrical panel. With this type of protector, a surge can enter your home, but it cannot enter your electrical box and flow into your home electrical system.
- Level 3 – level 3 protection is a surge protector strip, which, as mentioned above, will most likely not be effective enough to protect your valued electronics as needed.
The average insurance claim for damage from power surges is over $4,000 – that’s a lot of money, but it may not cover your actual losses. But with a whole house surge protection system from D’Spain Sales & Service, Inc., you won’t have to worry about this kind of damage. Call us today, and see how a surge protection system can help your home in Fair Oaks Ranch, TX.