Whole House Surge Protection in Charlotte, NC
Protect Your Electronics with Whole House Surge Protection
Are you tired of constantly replacing your electronics due to power surges? Upgrade your home's protection with whole house surge protection from Arc Electric Company. Our team of experts in Indian Trail, NC can install a surge protector at your main electrical panel to safeguard all of your valuable electronics and appliances.
In a new world of multiple electronic devices and appliances, whole home surge protection is very necessary. A surge protector is a device that is designed to protect your electronic devices from sudden spikes or electrical surges in the power supply.
An electrical surge, or power surge, can follow any wire into a house — including incoming phone and cable/satellite dish lines. Once a surge enters your home, all of your plugged-in appliances - including any chargers or devices left plugged in - are vulnerable to damage.
Whole home surge protective devices are typically wired to the electrical panel to protect all the appliances and electrical systems in a home. When installed properly on a home's panel, a whole home surge protector can help prevent or minimize damage to electronic devices, home appliances, and other equipment in the event of electrical surges.
Mike Holmes, contractor and host of the television show “Holmes on Homes,” and Eaton Corporation offer a line of electrical surge protectors. “People never think it could happen, but it happened to me,” said Mike Holmes. “A large electrical surge entered my house and I lost all my electronics that were plugged in. All of them. The first thing I did after replacing everything was install an Eaton Complete Home Surge protector.”
How to Prevent a Power Surge
Surges can come from inside or outside of your home. For external surges, nothing can be prevented; protection is the only option to save your appliances. You may, however, be able to do something for internal surges. If your wiring is not up to date, it can cause uneven power transfer. An electrician can help you correct this and prevent future surges related to this.
What Are the Benefits of a Surge Protector?
Surge protection is important because even small surges or spikes can eventually destroy or affect the performance of electronic equipment such as:
- And microwave ovens
Damage can occur instantaneously or over time, as small surges gradually degrade internal circuitry. The common use of microprocessors (chips) in home electronics increases the need for surge protection because these chips are very sensitive to voltage fluctuations.
How Do Surge Protectors Work?
Surge protectors act like a sponge, absorbing dangerous excess voltage and preventing most of it from reaching electronic equipment. Like a sponge, surge protectors have a limited capacity to absorb. Once the capacity is reached, the unit is no longer able to protect and should be replaced.
Why Is It Important To Protect Phone and Cable Lines?
These lines carry low levels of electricity, so surges and spikes can enter through those lines and destroy sensitive computing equipment, telephones, televisions and satellite equipment.
What Causes Power Surges and Spikes?
Surges and spikes are often caused by sudden changes in electricity demand, like when a motor or compressor runs on a large appliance. Other causes of surges and spikes include turbulent weather and electric company maintenance. Even small spikes in electrical current can weaken or destroy vulnerable electronics.
Why Choose Arc Electric Company?
Every job we take at Arc Electric Company receives our full attention and commitment – no matter how big or small. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so that you can receive the emergency services you need.
Our efforts have been recognized by countless customers and numerous institutions, including the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce. You can always trust our skilled electricians in Charlotte to live up to their exceptional reputation and get the job done right.
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