Whole House Surge Protection
Whole House Surge Protection installation is considered to be a major safety priority for a majority of homeowners, with many guidelines being suggested to help with the protection of the home itself, as well as the property contained within it. Oftentimes, surge protection is compared to an insurance policy due to the fact that no code for residential SPD installation has ever been issued by the National Fire Protection Agency. Moreover, modern homes often have electronic equipment in virtually every room, such as life safety equipment, computers, appliances, and so much more.
Some of the most common valuable items that can be damaged by power surges include the following:
- Fuse boxes
- Plates Security systems
- Computers (including laptops)
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Do you need whole house surge protection? Here’s why you should.
According to information from several notable insurance companies, power surges can end up costing homeowners approximately hundreds of millions of dollars worth of property damage every year. This kind of incident can also overload and short out all kinds of electronic devices in a home as well, and the damage that is done can build up as time goes on, thereby shortening the overall lifespan of these devices. The best way to ensure the protection of your property, as well as help you save money, is to become more informed as to what all can cause power surges and how you can prevent them from occurring.
In the event that you will be planning to have any of your outlets upgraded, it’s important that you also have the main ground of your home checked out as well. This is because any metal that may be corroded will never conduct electricity safely or correctly. Furthermore, any and all ungrounded outlets are unsafe for children.