We live in a technology-filled world. Think about how many devices in your home plug into an electrical outlet. Now think about how many of those devices have an electronic or digital component of some sort. The obvious ones are your sophisticated electronics such as home theater equipment, alarm systems, satellite systems, and computers and their related devices. But what about the less obvious ones? HVAC systems, laundry equipment, garage door openers, microwaves and just about everything in your kitchen from the refrigerator to the toaster.
Whole House Surge Protection – a must for Texas!
You’re probably already aware of the importance of surge protection, and likely have some surge protection strips in your house. You may even believe that if there is a lightning strike or downed power line nearby, your important electronic devices are protected. They probably aren’t. Many surge protections strips are hardly more than a glorified extension cord. Beyond that, a surge will follow any wire into the house – phone and cable lines included.
A power surge may last less time than it takes to blink an eye, but can carry tens of thousands of volts. Whole House Surge Protection protects your electronics! That’s enough to fry circuit boards and ruin your favorite entertainment devices and computer systems. Surges resulting from lightning are the most powerful and most feared. A 200,000-amp jolt coming through a power or cable line can burn standard wiring like a light bulb filament. Fortunately, lightning strikes close enough to do damage are rare. Less dramatic, but more common, are surges caused by downed power lines, sudden changes in electrical use by nearby businesses, or the cycling on and off of high energy-using devices within your house.
The one thing eletronics all have in common is – that they hate power surges!
The economic impact of having to repair the damage caused by even a minor power surge can be staggering. A whole house surge protector is an extremely economical and easy solution. The typical whole house surge protector is hard-wired to your home’s electrical service panel. This requires a licensed electrician, and who better to help you than us? Contact Hook’em Up today and we’ll set up a free consultation whether your in Allen, Plano, Frisco or Mckinney. We’ll help protect your loved ones, and the things they love.