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The Importance of Having a Surge Suppressor

Have you heard the phrase, “don’t sweat the small stuff?”  It’s kind of like “don’t cry over spilled milk.”  I am here to say that sometimes that you should sweat over the small stuff, though it is probably best to not cry over spilled milk, unless it was really hot.  One of the small things that I am talking about is…surge suppressors.

You probably know about surge suppressors, they can be pretty handy and convenient. I know that I filled a tub full of them when I moved to school, they can work great as extension cords and allow one to plug many items into a small area (though do not plug in too many). The thing about surge suppressors, is that not only are they convenient, they could also be necessary (and they are small!)

Basically, think of surge suppressors as a mom. No really, just go with me on this one. When you were a kid, most moms would let you have some sweets, but not too many. A surge suppressor will allow your electronics to have just the amount of power they need and no more. Therefore if there is any type of large electrical surge, the protector will make sure that your electronics do not get damaged by excess electricity. Ok, my metaphor wasn’t the best.

Think about how many powerful electronics you have:  flat screen televisions, computers, speaker systems etc.  A strong electrical surge could seriously damage those. That is why it is very important to invest in a surge suppressor. You can get them for as little as $12.99 at Ace Hardware, or you can contact FLAME for more information about surge suppressors or other electrical problems or issues.

Therefore, with surge suppressors, you should sweat the small stuff so that the small stuff does not become big stuff (broken tv’s etc…)!

Information Found At:

Ace Hardware

Wikipedia:  Surge Protector

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