Whole-Home Surge Protection in SWFL
A power surge ripping through your home can destroy records and damage or destroy your appliances, entertainment systems, devices and anything else plugged into an outlet.
Your solution? Schedule our Certified Electrician to install a whole-home surge protection device for your family. This one-time add-on will give you peace of mind for many years to come—particularly with our unpredictable weather here in SWFL!
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Why Do I Need Whole-Home Surge Protection?
Power surges are unexpected, temporary increases in the current or voltage of an electrical circuit. While short in duration, the damage can be severe and costly.
Causes of surges include:
• High-powered appliances, such as your AC or refrigerator, switching on and off
• Surges from the power company restoring power or switching the power grid
• Overloaded circuits, short circuits or ground faults
• Faulty wiring and/or loose connections
• Lightning strikes
Plug-in power strips with surge protection features provide an added layer of security but not for the more expensive appliances in your home, including your (HVAC) system. Even if you have surge protection for your HVAC system, your other large appliances are still at risk.
Most of us keep our phone, tablet, computer and electric vehicles plugged in overnight to recharge. So, when a power surge happens during these off-peak hours, your most expensive devices and even your vehicle are at risk for damage or worse. Even if they aren’t impacted noticeably with a single surge, repeated surges may degrade the circuitry over time, leading to total machine failure.
With whole-home surge protection that is designed to handle huge jolts of electricity coming into your home, your family and all of your electronic possessions are protected 24 hours a day.
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Installing a Whole-Home Surge Protection Device
Having a professional install your whole-home surge protection device is integral to ensuring that you, your home and your possessions are fully protected. Our expert electricians at Certified Heating and Cooling have plenty of experience installing surge protection in various applications—their years of experience means they have the background and know-how to understand exactly what to expect.
Whole-home surge protection devices sense the increase in power and divert it to your home’s grounding system. For more powerful surges the unit may sacrifice itself to protect the connected equipment.
There are a few different options for installing a whole-home surge protection device. Our team will work with you to recommend the best plan for your Fort Myers, Naples or Estero home. You will want to know how much power the unit can handle and whether you need to upgrade your grounding system.
How important is whole-home surge protection? The National Electric Code (NEC) now requires whole-home surge protectors for new home construction and major upgrades.
Whole-Home Surge Protection Device Repairs
You can count on your whole-home surge protection device to protect your home from the elements. But sometimes, issues can occur. Here are a few warning signs:
- Your surge protector feels warm to the touch.
- It has an unusual or burning smell coming from it.
- It is plugged in but does not seem to be working.
- It is damaged, burned, frayed or discolored.
- It keeps turning off and on.
If you notice a problem with your whole-home surge protection device, contact one of our Certified Electricians. We offer 24/7 emergency services to be there when you need us.
Whole-Home Surge Protection Device Maintenance
Surge protection devices may seem like a “set and forget” method of protecting your home and they can protect your home for many years. Many surge protectors are designed with a high threshold, so their lifespan will depend on how often they are called upon to protect your devices, along with the severity of the applied power surges.
It is vital to visually inspect your surge protection device regularly to ensure it is still in good working order. A good rule of thumb is to set up concurrent maintenance appointments for your HVAC and electrical components such as your electrical panel, surge protector, generator and so on.
Be sure to ask about our Blue Ribbon Maintenance Program to protect your electrical and HVAC systems. Enjoy exclusive discounts on repairs and labor, priority service, friendly reminders and other perks. Sign up today!
Protect Your Home With Whole-Home Surge Protection Today
Think Certified for reliable electrical and HVAC services in Fort Myers, Naples, Estero and surrounding areas. Give us a call to install, repair, and maintain your whole-home surge protector. Call us today at (239) 205-8342 or request service online.