Surge isn’t just a highly caffeinated soft drink from the 90’s. It is also an even that occurs when higher amounts than usual ‘blast’ though your power lines. This can severely damage electronics such as computers. According to HowStuffWorks “Power Surges,” causes of power surges are:
- • Faulty Wiring
- • Operation of appliances such as refrigerators, elevators and air conditioners
- • Downed power lines
None of the above causes are impossible in our daily lives and so it is necessary to protect your electronics. One option for doing this is investing in a whole house surge suppressor. This will be installed directly on your electrical panel and protect all of your electronics. The unfortunate part is that whole house surge suppressors are only effective at protecting against power surges from outside the home such as lightning or downed power lines. Surges that originate inside the home due to household appliances will still be able to fry your flat screen TV.
A whole house surge suppressor an be used in conjunction with more traditional surge suppressing power strips for further protection. If you are interested in learning more about protecting your electronics, please contact Flame!