Your home is filled with items susceptible to damage from power surges. It is crucial to have the proper defense to protect your devices, family, and home from the dangers of a power surge.
A power surge is a very sudden and large increase in electrical voltage. There are two types of power surges, internal and external. An internal power surge is the most common and stems from turning on and off appliances or a trip in the circuit breaker. These types of surges happen multiple times a day and most go unnoticeable. While we may not be able to see them, they are shortening the lifespan of our expensive electronics. External power surges are far more dangerous and are caused by things such as power grid switching, overvoltages on power lines, or a lightning strike.
It is important to protect your home from both internal and external power surges with surge protection. Surge protectors can provide protection to your devices by blocking or redirecting the excess electrical voltage. The most common type of surge protectors is plug-in surge protectors that look similar to a power strip. These smaller surge protectors will protect the devices that are plugged into them but do nothing for larger electrical systems and appliances such as your HVAC system, refrigerator, and stove. Whole house surge protection devices are the best defense against power surges. Whole house surge protection must be embedded in the wiring of your home by a licensed electrician.
The trained and licensed professional electricians at Miller’s Services have been providing electrical services to the community for over forty years. We will guide you through making the decision of which whole house surge protector is the best for your home and then install it in a timely and efficient manner. At Miller’s, we value your safety and peace of mind.
Give your home and your family the protection it deserves. Contact Miller’s Services today at (804) 758-4314 to learn more about your options for whole-house surge protection.