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Why You Should Have a Surge Protector

Have you ever considered the damage a major power surge might cause in your home? It's really a valid concern because surge protection is often overlooked until a problem arises.

Power surges can cause damage to your computer, television, video game systems, appliances, and any other electrical device you may have in your home.

A power surge occurs when a short burst of energy damages electrical equipment. These energy bursts can range anywhere from hundreds of volts to hundreds of thousands of volts of electricity. Depending on the voltage, power surges can damage or even destroy electrical devices.

Did you know that all wires that enter a building can carry a power surge? That's why it's a good idea to protect your TV cables, phone cables, and electrical panels by installing surge protection. For maximum surge protection, it is recommended that whole-house surge protectors are installed on every electrical panel in your home. A whole-house surge protector will redirect the surge to a ground conductor, which prevents it from getting in the circuits and causing damage to your electrical equipment.

Having a professional electrician install surge protection in your home is a great investment because it will extend the life of your electrical equipment and appliances. Don’t let power surges become a problem in your home — call us today at Champion Electrical Services to discuss all your surge protection options. We look forward to hearing from you!

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