Ontario Whole-Home Surge Protection Installation
Protecting Your San Bernardino County Home from Power Surges
An electrical surge is a constant, looming threat that could impact your home or business at any time. A surge is a sudden, sharp spike in voltage and current flowing through your electrical lines, usually caused by something like a lightning strike or a failure somewhere in the electrical distribution grid. For example, a blown substation or distribution box could send a momentary but powerful amount of power through the lines it services. When this happens, the current and voltage overwhelms circuits, blows out breakers, and seriously damages everything from wires to outlets to the devices plugged into them. In an instant, a surge like this can cause tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of damage, and that’s not even considering the value of what might be lost in terms of data or other electronic devices.
However, you are not powerless to stop a surge—you can protect yourself with a whole-home surge protection system from the team here at All Pro Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical. A whole-home surge protector is a device that’s installed on your main power input that constantly monitors your electrical flow. If the device detects a surge coming from your power supply, it cuts off your power connection and stops the flow of current and voltage completely. This stops the surge from ever reaching the various outlets and devices in your home, preventing damage and keeping your electrical system intact.
Learn more about installing a whole-home surge protection system by calling All Pro Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical at (909) 253-0664!
Why You Need a Whole-Home Surge Protector
Why should you make the investment in a whole-home surge protector? The simplest answer is you probably can’t afford not to. A power surge can cause devastating losses in the form of a ruined air conditioner or heater, lost data from power-connected hard drives, and so much more. By investing in this type of constant protection for your home, you’re making sure the integral parts of your electrical system remain intact, functioning in the aftermath of a surge, thus dramatically reducing or eliminating repair time.
A whole-home surge protection device helps protect:
- Computers and data centers
- Air conditioning and heating equipment
- Televisions and displays
- Cell phones and chargers
- Water heaters
- Washers and dryers
- Cooking appliances
Whole-home surge protectors also dramatically improve safety. Electrical surges are known for doing so much more than ruining electrical devices—they can also significantly damage homes. During a surge, the influx of energy causes wires to overheat and melt, cables to fry, and other components to blow out. That overheating can burn through wood and damage your home’s structure or even cause a fire. A surge protector also helps prevent electrical-related injuries. In the aftermath of a surge, live current may still be flowing through certain parts of your home, and attempting to do something as simple as unplugging a device may cause a burn or electrocution injury. Why take the risk? Protect yourself and your loved ones while also making sure your home remains intact and your electrical system safe to use.
Learn more about installing a whole-home surge protection solution by contacting All Pro Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical today!