A Whole-house surge protector is designed to safeguard your entire home’s electrical system from damage by electrical surges. 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 house surge protection as your “first line of defense” against dangerous (and expensive!) power surges. It protects all of the electronics and appliances in your home.
Applewood’s licensed professional electricians have years of experience installing surge protectors for homes in the greater Denver-Boulder-Longmont metro area. If you want to know more about the best whole-house surge protector for your home, you’ve come to the right place:
Why Should I Install a Whole-House Surge Protector?
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 serious individually, but over time, the damage they inflict could reduce the connected electric fixture’s life spans by up to 30%. Installing a whole-house surge protector 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, the cost of a whole-house surge protector is well worth the savings you get in the extended life of your electronics.
How Does a Whole-House Surge Protector 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 passes through the surge protector on its way to you. The surge protection system allows normal electrical current to flow through your system all the time.
Occasionally, if too many devices are being used at once or if a lighting storm jolts your supply, your electrical system will have more power traveling through it than it can handle. When a surge of excessive voltage travels through the surge protector, it instantly diverts that excess voltage to a safe ground wire and away from your home.
This video explains how:
By transferring harmful excess voltage to the ground, the surge protector prevents it from entering your home’s circuitry. When an Applewood electrician installs a whole-house surge protector, they set the device’s voltage sensor limit based on your home’s existing voltage capacity. When your voltage exceeds this setting, the protector begins redirecting it.
Why Choose Applewood for Your Whole-House Surge Protection Installation?
Applewood’s experienced, licensed electricians provide fast and reliable surge protection all over the greater Denver-Boulder-Longmont area. If you’re interested in upgrading your electrical safety net, schedule today and protect your home office, crucial appliances and theater equipment from harmful excess electricity.
Our electricians are on duty from 6am to 10pm every day. 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 prepared for the job.
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 to ensure 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.
Fill out the form to the left or give us a call at 303-328-3060 to schedule your home surge protector and get your questions answered. We look forward to earning your repeat business!