Did you know that your home is at risk of power surges every day? Not only should you be concerned about protecting your electrical system from power surges caused by lightning strikes or nearby construction, but it’s also important to protect against mini-surges that occur more frequently.
Instead of using power strip surge protectors for all your electronics and appliances, consider whole-house surge protectors. Here’s why:
Power surges can cause electrical fires that quickly get out of hand and may even be deadly for you and your family. As excess electricity flows through a power cord, it can cause the appliance or plug to overheat and potentially catch fire. If the outlet or appliance is near drapes or furniture, a fire could spread throughout your home.
A whole-house surge protection system is the best way to safeguard expensive electronics and appliances. A power surge can fry the delicate wiring of computers, gaming consoles, refrigerators, and laundry appliances, rendering the item useless no matter how new they are. Few things are more frustrating than investing in a new big-ticket appliance only to have it become an art installation instead.
Boston’s brutal winters leave homeowners scrambling to get warm in old, drafty homes – even ones with oil, baseboard, or central heat. Space heaters are an excellent solution, but these pose a hazard if not adequately set up and maintained.
Space heaters draw a lot of power, so it’s important to make sure they are plugged into a wall outlet, not an extension cord or power strip. The plug should be stable and flush with the outlet without any gaps between the metal plug, the rubber casing, or the plastic outlet cover.
A whole-home surge protector can prevent power surges caused by your space heaters pulling too much electricity, which is one of the biggest contributors to indoor fires in the winter.
Peace of mind is worth a lot, and managing things within your control can help you obtain more of it. When you have a surge protection system, you significantly lower the risk of tripping your breakers, frying your electronics, or accidentally starting an electrical fire in your house.
Deciding to invest in a whole-house surge protector is a big decision. At Costas Hatzis Electric, we are committed to providing residents and businesses in Boston and nearby areas in Massachusetts with superb industrial, commercial, and residential electrical services. We can come to your home to conduct an assessment of your electrical system and provide you with a quote on how much a whole-home surge protector would cost.
Contact us today to learn more about the benefits of surge protection for your entire house. To book a time for one of our technicians to come to your home, you can call (617) 767-1247 or fill out our online contact form, and we’ll get right back to you.