Whole-house surge protectors are designed to protect your entire home’s electrical system from surge damage. These devices affix directly to your service panel and safely re-direct excess electrical current to the ground before it can enter your system. Think of whole home surge protectors as your “first line of defense” against dangerous (and expensive!) power surges.
Applewood’s licensed professional electricians have years of experience installing whole-house surge protectors in the greater Denver-Boulder metro area. If you want to know more about what whole-house surge protection is and how you will benefit from it, you’ve come to the right place:
Why Do I Need Whole-House Surge Protection?
Power surges are sudden spikes in the electrical current traveling through your home’s wiring or fixtures. They happen much more frequently than you think; in fact, small power surges may occur inside an average Colorado home up to 20 times per day. These surges aren’t too serious individually, but over time, the damage surges inflict could reduce connected electric fixture’s life spans by up to 30%. Whole-house surge protection helps make sure that doesn’t happen.
While power strips and other point-of-contact surge protectors offer an important layer of protection to attached devices, whole-house surge protectors are the only effective means of actually transferring that excess electricity out of your home entirely. Whole-house surge protectors remove excess power from your electrical circuits before it can even reach your fixtures. Simply put, installing a whole-house surge protector is the best way to keep dangerous electrical surges out of your home and protect your fixtures, your wiring, and you.
How Does Whole-House Surge Protection Work?
Whole-house surge protectors are wired directly to the service panel of your home’s electrical system. All the electrical current flowing into your home and powering your devices will pass through the surge protection system on its way to you. The surge protection system allows normal electrical current to flow through your system all the time. When a surge sends excessive voltage travels through the device, however, it instantly diverts that excess voltage to a safe ground wire.
This video explains how:
By transferring excess voltage created by surges to the ground, the surge protector prevents it from entering your home circuitry. Excessive voltage won’t reach your fixtures because it will travel along the ground wire instead. When experts install a whole-house surge protector, they set the device’s voltage sensor limit based on your home’s usual voltage. Should your voltage ever exceed this setting, then the protector will begin transferring.
Why Should I Have Applewood Install My Whole-House Surge Protection?
Applewood’s electrical experts have years of experience installing whole-house surge protectors in homes all over the greater Denver-Boulder area. If you’re interested in surge protection, we can help now: our electricians are available from 6am to 10pm every day, and out of over 300,000 service calls we’ve been on-time over 96% of the time. When you call us for electrical help, we arrive on time and fast.
Applewood isn’t just the fastest service you can call for whole house surge protection, either; we’re also the best. We strive to follow our Code of Ethics on every service call we answer to make sure we treat you with respect and complete work that meets your highest expectations. Over 60% of our first-time customers go on to become regular customers. If you contact us for whole-house surge protection installation, we’ll be happy to show you why.
Whether you want a whole-house surge protector now or you have more questions about the process, fill out the form to the left or give us a call at 303-328-3060. We look forward to earning your repeat business!