Is your home protected from the threat of an electrical surge? The overwhelming majority of homes have little to no surge protection whatsoever. That means a large chunk of your property’s electrical infrastructure is constantly under threat of overheating or being destroyed by a sudden surge of electrical current and voltage. If you want to keep your home safer and avoid the possibility of being impacted by one of these surges, Ponderosa Heating & Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical can help with a reliable surge protection system.
What Is an Electrical Surge?
An electrical surge is a sudden spike in electrical energy flowing through a circuit. The electrical lines that snake through your walls typically carry a current of around 120 volts at varying currents based on the needs on that particular circuit. However, should a regulator somewhere in the system fail, that circuit could suddenly be forced to deal with hundreds or even thousands of additional volts and many additional amperes of current. As a result, wires can melt and burn up, switches and outlets could fail, and anything connected to that circuit could be damaged, often irreparably. For your most important and expensive appliances, including your refrigerator, your data centers and computers, or even your air conditioning and heating equipment, that’s not something you want to deal with.
How Whole-Home Surge Protection Works
A whole-home surge protection system works sort of like a pressure-relief valve that you’ll find on your hot water heater or any large water line. If too much pressure builds up in that line, the line could burst and the area could flood. If too much electrical energy is forced through a line, the line can’t sustain it and thus it falls apart. Whole-home surge protection works by dumping this excess electrical energy into a secondary line that safely carries it away to the ground. This prevents the extra energy from damaging your electrical devices, prevents damage to your home, and even prevents you from having to invest in extensive (and expensive) electrical repairs.
Here are three great reasons to invest in whole-home surge protection:
- Safety: You won’t have to worry about a surge blowing out important components and damaging equipment, which could in turn cause injury or spark a fire.
- Protection from the unknown: You never know how a surge might happen. The excess draw on the grid could cause a surge from a local distribution plant. A lightning strike could energize an area. Whatever happens, a surge protector will keep you safe.
- Low cost: When you compare the cost of installing a surge protector to the cost of having to replace or repair virtually every major device and appliance in your home, as well as have repairs done to your electrical system, a whole-home surge protector is a no-brainer.
Why Choose Ponderosa Heating & Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical?
When you trust your home to the team at Ponderosa Heating & Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical, you’re putting it in the hands of a skilled electrical team that has years of experience and all of the appropriate licenses and certifications. Our Bend electricians regularly undergo stringent training to ensure we’re getting the job done right, and we’ve never come across a job we couldn’t handle. Keeping your home safe is our priority, and we make sure we accomplish that goal with world-class installation, rigorous quality standards, and customer service that’s unmatched anywhere else.
Let the team at Ponderosa Heating & Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical keep your home protected from the dangers of an electrical surge! Contact us today to schedule an installation. Based in Sisters, we proudly serve customers throughout Central Oregon.