Whole House Surge Protector Installation

Beyond keeping an essential backup generator for your family’s safety and home’s protection during major events like a tornado, winter storms, heavy snow, or violent winds. There are several other opportunities that can be done with your appliances and house to remain connected. Whole house surge protection is another great way to try and protect your home during severe weather situations.


What is whole house surge protection?

A whole house surge protector is equipment installed into your electrical system that limits excessive electric current by either shorting it to ground or blocking its flow, which can protect the devices and appliances in your house. Use of MOV’s (metal oxide varistors) are typically used for this surge protection. Your home devices will be protected from damaging electric currents through this device in the event of a power surge. The surge protector is normally installed so that it is interconnected with the house’s electrical service box.

A power surge can be sent into your home via electrical systems like your pool’s pump, A/C unit, solar panels, cables, network lines, generators, and communication lines, which makes it so important to protect both the exterior and interior of this equipment. So not only are you going to want a surge protector on your primary electrical service panel, but also additional protection installed on appliances too (don’t worry we help with that as well).

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Power surges come from more events than just tornado, or violent winds, but also from random power grid disruptions. These surges are a result of short circuits, power transitions, lightning strikes, power outages, tripped circuit breakers, electromagnetic pulses, mistakes from your local power company, and many more unplanned scenarios. Every single electrically powered system is prone to damage from power spikes.

Now, more than ever, our increasing usage of electricity powered technology makes us that much more dependent on the reliability and consistent performance of our home’s electrical system. Oftentimes such power surges are trivial, but that does not diminish the risk of your appliances and expensive devices being damaged or permanently broken due to a surge.

A surge can result in frying the circuit board of any device or appliance in your house, such as: LED light bulbs, stoves, washers, dryers, smart devices, TV’s, computers, and many others. Large surges can cause massive immediate damage to your appliances, but the small surges can contribute to the degradation of those appliances and devices and ultimately shorten their functional life. You can protect the things you’ve invested in by having professionals install your complete home surge protection.

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Do I need an electrician to install my surge protection?

Along with everything else integrated into your house’s electrical system, it is highly recommended that you employ insured, bonded, licensed, local electricians for the installation of these safety devices, especially ones connected to your primary electrical panel and large electronic appliances. A DIY attempt at installing these devices on your electrical panel could lead to improper functioning and create more dangers to your home.

To guarantee the best protection and the safety of your loved ones and property, work with a certified professional to install your whole house surge protection.

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Benefits of Whole House Surge Protectors

There are quite a few positive reasons that come with whole house surge protection system installation. 1888 Electrical Services makes sure our customers are well-informed when making such important decisions about their house. Some of those positive benefits are:

Things like HVAC, microwaves, lights, and refrigerators don’t seem as expensive as our computers, TV’s, or cellphones, but they are essential to our daily lives and run on electricity as well. You can ensure that you have total protection for everything connected to your home’s electrical system, big or small.

These days we heavily rely on electronics to get through the day. Communication, security, lighting, and food storage can all be protected from power surges regardless of size.

By installing a whole house surge protection system, you can reduce your overall risk for electrical fires and other damage, leading to lower homeowner’s insurance premiums.

A whole house surge protector can dissipate massive voltage spikes caused by lightning strikes as opposed to small point-of-use surge protector devices.

You can take action to have your home protected from potential hazards.

Contact 1888 Electrical Services

When you are considering whole house surge protection for your residence, look straight to 1888 Electrical Services. Our team has licensed, insured, bonded experienced electricians that perform electrical repair and installation services for both commercial and residential projects throughout Colorado. We have strong roots in the Denver metro area as well as Colorado Springs and Northern Colorado.

Our professional whole-house surge protection is a major decision in protecting your loved ones, appliance, and the investment that is your property. Reach out to us at (970) 702-7660 or fill out our online form today to set up a consultation.

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