Guide To Residential Surge Protection for Longmont Residents
In this day and age, every Longmont home relies heavily on expensive electrical appliances. Your television, home entertainment system, and computer are substantial investments that go a long way in promoting your quality of life and your family's enjoyment. Unfortunately, these systems are highly delicate and cannot withstand excessive energy levels. As such, it is important to take the steps to ensure that you have proper surge protection protocols in place in your Longmont home.
The Longmont electricians at Titus Electrical Services have over fifty years of experience in the electrical industry. They have assisted many Longmont residents with surge protection projects in order to ensure that their major electric appliances are safe from voltage spikes. Their experts have provided ths short following guide to assist you in your surge protection efforts.
Two Types of Surges To Protect Against
Most Longmont homeowners are aware of power surges caused by lightning strikes. These power surges can last for only millionths of a second but they carry tens of thousands of volts. In this infinitesimal time frame, all of your major electrical appliances can be destroyed. Lighting strikes and resulting power surges can fry circuit boards and destroy home entertainment systems. Despite the obvious fears that result form lighting strike power surges, most damage is actually caused by the lesser known and more common source of power surge.
More often than not, damaging voltage spikes are caused by a number of more common occurrences like:
- Power outages
- Tripped circuit breakers
- Short circuits
- Power Transitions
- and heavy residential appliance use
These power surges carry far fewer volts when compared to lightning strikes; however, they are the primary cause of damage when a home does not have proper surge protection. The professional electricians at Titus Electrical Services have the ability to provide you with adequate surge protection from both of the voltage spike sources.
Best Surge Protection Measures for you Longmont Home
The best way to protect your electrical appliances from the damage that results from voltage spikes is to conduct a two step approach to surge protection. First, you should install a whole-house suppressor surge protection system to ensure that extremely large voltage spikes from outside the home are protected against. Second, you should use individual plug-in surge protection devices for your vulnerable appliances within you home. This two layered approach protects against voltage spikes that originate both inside and outside your home.
The surge protection electricians at Titus Electrical Services can help you install a whole-house suppressor and plug-in protectors in your Longmont home. After their surge protection services, you will be able to utilize your costly electrical appliances without fear that an unexpected voltage spike will cause them damage. They guarantee that you will be completely satisfied with their surge protection services.