A surge protector (or surge suppressor) is an appliance designed to protect electrical devices from voltage spikes. A surge protector attempts to limit the voltage supplied to an electric device by either blocking or by shorting to ground any unwanted voltages above a safe threshold (Wikipedia).
Many homeowners believe that adequate surge protection begins and ends with plugging their computer into a power strip. Unfortunately, that’s seldom the case. First of all, not all surge protectors live up to their name; some are little more than glorified extension cords. Second, a surge will follow any wire into a house — phone and cable lines included — and threaten fax and answering machines, televisions, satellite systems, computers, and modems. And third, as the owners in the Acton remodel discovered, delicate electronic circuitry has pro-liferated throughout our homes, leaving common appliances as vulnerable as computers to the effects of surges (http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/article/0,,387874,00.html).
Plan ahead and get the surge protection you need. Call Isom Electric for surge protection for home or business and get peace of mind – inexpensively.
Did you know….
- As temperatures drop the demand for energy increases. This can cause a surge in electrical power and possibly cause damage.
- In extreme high temperatures the demands for energy may cause the electricity availability to decrease.
- The average home experiences multiple energy spikes during a 24 hour period.
- Many insurance companies give discount for homes that have surge protectors.