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5 Factors to Consider Before Whole Home Surge Protection Installation

Whole home surge protection is a must-have for your home. If you want a steady flow of power going to all of your electronics, you should definitely make a point to call your local electrician for installation. After all, power surges may be brief but they are also dangerous. It is essentially a major spike in your home’s electrical current that generally occurs when the flow of electricity in your home is interrupted, then starts again. The chances of a power surge will heighten during a lightning storm, where a single bolt can set ablaze to any surrounding infrastructures and fry your home’s wiring. This can also heighten the chance of an electrical fire, putting your family’s well-being in danger. Surges can bring considerable damage to some of the most essential appliances in your home, including computers and HVAC systems. Replacing some of these appliances won’t come cheap either. The cost of a new HVAC system alone will cost you thousands of dollars. Before you lose a significant amount of money, and put your family’s safety at high risk, you should instead be proactive and install whole home surge protection immediately if you have yet to do so. It can mean all the difference in how you and your family enjoy life in your home.

Why You Should Call Raynor Electric

Raynor Electric should be your first choice for emergency electrical service this season, especially if you are looking for longer-lasting, trustworthy surge protection. Our whole home surge protection helps homeowners protect electronics from power surge, which can effectively extend their lifespan by years. We can also ensure you will save thousands of dollars on replacing appliances. Whole-house surge protection helps reduce the expense of replacing big appliances, including high-definition televisions and computers. You should also feel free to ask our electricians any questions you may have on surge protection, and you’ll be guaranteed to get an answer leaving you satisfied. We can even make sure you have layered protection for the most essential appliances in your home. When it comes to ensuring home electrical safety, you can remain calm knowing there’s a team of electricians always available to provide service and go the extra mile.

What Should You Consider Before You Install?

Even if whole home surge protection is important, you still need to make sure you are buying the right one for your home. Please consider these 5 factors before you throw money at the nearest surge protection available:

  1. Customer Reviews and Product Recalls: You wouldn’t just install any whole home surge protection with the knowledge that it has poor customer reviews and several product recalls. It’s important to do your research into a customer reviews on any brand or model. The last thing you want is surge protection costing you more money than necessary or, worse, putting your family’s safety at risk.
  2. Layered Surge Protection: You will have the option of layering surge protection for any areas or appliances more sensitive to power surges than others. A good way to determine what appliances should have layered surge protection is to look at electronics that are not covered by your home owner’s insurance. This may include big appliances like home theater systems. You also consider what appliances might cost more than $200 to replace and ones that store important data.
  3. Protection for Wires and Outlets: Your appliances won’t be the only things in your home risking damage as a result of a power surge. Since power surges bring about a massive surge in electrical current, it can result in melted wiring or damaged outlets, effectively putting your home at risk of an electrical fire. Electrical rewiring can be expensive, and you need to consider what type of whole home surge protection will ensure you avoid the high spending altogether.
  4. Interior Power Surges: Around 60 to 80% of power surges will occur within the home, according to the NEMA Surge Protection Institute. This is true even when appliances are not running. An HVAC system that is turned off, for example, will have residual power in the line looking for an exit. That power can bring a great deal of damage once it hits appliances like computers or televisions.  You should consider what type of whole home surge protection will keep the rate of in-home power surges down and lower your spending on electrical repair, even when big appliances are shut off.
  5. Your Electrical Needs: If you live with a growing family with a wide range of electrical needs, chances are just one surge protector will not be enough. You need protection for all sorts of appliances like coffee pots, refrigerators, washers, dryers, and so much more. The more appliances you have in your home, the more protection you will need. If not, you may to spend more on replacement.

Protect Your Property And Schedule A Whole Home Surge Protection Installation Today

Contact Raynor Electric today if you want to learn more on how to fight power surges with whole home surge protection!