Surges are sudden and unexpected spikes in voltage that travel throughout your home electrical system.
Some surges come from within your own home, such as turning on a dryer or sending a document to your printer. Other surges come from outside your home, as in electric utility switching, downed power poles, cut power lines, and lightning strikes. Surge can even enter through cable televisions and telephone wiring.
For example, if lightning struck a Connecticut home, or somewhere around it, a surge may go through the electrical system and anything that is plugged in may get “fried”, whether it is turned on or off. Homeowners end having to pay out of pocket to replace these appliances and equipment.
Most Connecticut homes have some type of expensive electronic equipment in it; for example, kitchen appliances, water heaters, etc., which are vulnerable to power surges. These items can be protected with a whole house surge protector. Additionally entertainment equipment and/or computers can be protected with a surge bar. Some of these affordable surge protectors come with a lifetime warranty and cover up to $25,000.00 worth of appliances.
Contact Mazzucco Electric today (203-257-0297) to learn how we can help you with your surge protection project.