Electrical power surges are nothing to mess with. Electrical appliances are expensive and modern households rely on them every single day. The last thing anyone wants is for a severe storm to come through causing an electrical surge that damages some of the most vital parts of the house.
MAGIC Electric + Plumbing can protect you and your entire home with surge protector services. Surge protectors guard your electrical panel and provide whole-home surge protection instead of individual strips throughout your home.
Power surges can damage more than your appliances. Be sure your home’s electrical system is in proper condition with a whole home safety inspection.
The Impact of Electrical Surges
Simply put, an electrical surge is a brief overvoltage or spike in an electrical circuit. All electrical appliances are designed to operate at a specified voltage. Most equipment is actually designed to handle minor variations in voltage, but an electrical surge can still rain on your parade. An electrical surge is capable of damaging and even destroying the electrical appliances within your home.
Damaged or destroyed electrical equipment will undoubtedly negatively impact the efficiency of your home and cause you to spend unnecessary money replacing or repairing equipment that could have been protected in the first place.
There are a few common scenarios in which an electrical surge can occur within your home.
- Power grid switching at the electric utility company.
- Lightning during a severe thunderstorm.
- Larger appliances like ACs and refrigerators can cause a surge when turning on or off.
Most of these scenarios are entirely out of your control. That is why it is so important to get your appliances and home protected before a surge happens. Instead of leaving it to chance, consider having a whole-home surge protector installed.
How Does a Whole House Surge Protector Work?
A home surge protector works much like a pressure relief valve. Once the protector is properly installed, this will start to control how much power is flowing to your electrical circuits. It limits any excess current from meeting your electrical appliances and in turn saves them from harmful current damage. Power strips also act as mini-surge protectors, but when it comes to your larger appliances, it is best to invest in a whole-home surge protector.
When it is time to have your whole home surge protector installed, you can count on us to get the job done right the first time. We deliver clean and professional work every single time. Not to mention, installing a home surge protector can be a bit dangerous. The surge protector itself will get mounted onto the main panel box. Even when the power is switched off, there are still live wires in the box that can cause electrocution. That is why it is best to just have one of our trained professionals install the protector for you.
Has your panel box already suffered damage? Get a panel box upgrade instead and enjoy improved performance and added property value.
Working With Our Experts
Installing a surge protector onto your main panel box is a dangerous job. There are how-to guides out there that can guide you through installing a protector on your own, but it is best to call in a professional to ensure the work is done properly.
The licensed electricians at MAGIC Electric + Plumbing are trained in safety and precision. We know what an inconvenience it is to have electrical appliances damaged or broken due to a storm. Give us a call and enjoy hassle-free scheduling to ensure problems get fixed as quickly as possible without a major burden to your day.