Whole Home Surge Protection
If you've ever experienced an electrical surge in your home, you know how completely frustrating it can be when your electronic equipment gets fried. Power surges can cause thousands of dollars’ worth of damage to your home's electrical equipment, components, appliances, and electronic devices.
Power surges or spikes can also create havoc for your home's electrical wiring, connections, and other components. This can not only result in heavy costs to remove and replace the electrical system, it creates a dangerous condition in your home.
What You May Not Know About Portable Surge Protectors
What you may not know is that a power surge or spike can happen along your phone lines, cable T.V. lines, or internet lines as well as your home's electrical lines. Which means if you're using a portable surge protector that only has the capacity to protect a few of your electronics, all the other equipment in your home stays completely vulnerable.
Also, especially in the case of small strip type surge protectors, they only last through one or a few surges and then may quit working. You can find this information in the instructions that comes with the portable surge protector. The problem is there's no way to tell if they are still going to function after they've gone through one instance of surge protection. That means many people go for months on end with useless portable surge protectors only to find they didn't work the second time.
Our Total Electrical Solutions Ltd we recommend using whole home surge protection mounted on your electrical panel.
Surge Protection Services We Provide
- Whole House Surge Protectors
- Electrical System Surge Protectors
- Surge Protector Replacement
- Surge Protector Upgrades
What Causes Power Surges?
When an inductive load occurs (motors starting and stopping) it causes a transient voltage spike in your electrical system, however these spikes may only occur for a thousandth of a second. This can cause damage to all the sensitive electronic equipment in your house such as TVs, Computers and all your appliances over time, causing them to burn out and fail prematurely.
What We Can Do To Protect Your Home From Electrical Spikes & Surges
Install a panel mounted Surge Protector and protect all the clean power loads (electronics) in your house. A whole home Surge Protector will absorb the inductive loads that are created when loads such as the motor in your Refrigerator, Air-conditioning unit, Freezer, Hot Tub and Furnace start and stop thus protecting the clean power loads such as computers, washer, dryer, microwave, T.V., household appliances, LED lights and anything with a circuit board.
Power surges caused by a lighting strike can enter your home in several ways such as through the phone lines, cable T.V., Christmas lights, and your electrical power lines. Other ways a power surge can occur, although rare, are disruptions to the electrical service due to car accidents involving transformers or power poles and or transformer malfunction, or short circuit in the neighborhood.
Here at Total Electrical Solutions, we have the experience and know-how to handle any surge protector system problems you may have. We have also installed surge protection systems in homes large and small in the Calgary, AB area. Call our Calgary electricians today for an estimate on your surge protection system needs.
Why You Need A Whole Home Surge Protector
Mitigate your losses and install a panel mounted Surge Protector. This surge protection system will protect your entire home from power surges and spikes. Be sure to check with your insurance provider as some companies offer a discount for home insurance if you have total home Surge Protection. All surge protection units we provide come with a 10 Year full replacement warranty!