Check out this great Eaton video explaining Main Panel Surge Protectors.
Why Surge Protection?
Have you ever heard the expression "They don't build things like they used to". Most likely you have and it especially rings true in our home nowadays. All the way from fridges, washing machines, dryers, dishwashers, stoves, furnaces, hot tubs, computers, televisions, GFCI's right down to L.E.D lighting and more. These things all share something in common-they have a circuit board. Years ago appliances mostly had mechanical parts to control motors and so on. Today, everything has gone digital and our home is full of electronics and microprocessors. That's right, even L.E.D lights run off something called a driver, taking AC current and rectifying it to DC electronically so it can use the power.
Surge protectors can help protect electronics against the damaging effects of a surge. One surge can wipe out one or more electronics all at once and can happen very quickly. Circuit boards can get expensive as you may know. Almost to the point where we ask ourselves-is it even worth it to fix or just buy new and replace?
Where do surges come from?
Surges come from lightning, the power grid, and other sources including motor loads in the home. These surges can travel on wiring throughout the home, which can affect and destroy sensitive electronic loads.
Where to go from here?
Call us for a free inspection of your panel today. We can see what is required to get your home protected by a main panel surge protector and give you the peace of mind knowing your electronics are protected.
Call us today and we will come out to provide you with a free estimate.
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