Blackouts and brownouts are becoming increasingly common throughout Cuyahoga, Lake and Geauga Counties, and their frequency is only predicted to increase as demand for electricity continues to grow throughout Northeast Ohio. Periodic spikes, surges and brownouts aren’t just annoying phenomena; they can actually damage appliances beyond repair or shorten their lifespans.
Streb Electric can help you to protect your home from the effects of sudden changes in electrical current flow with a whole house surge protector.
What Is a Whole House Surge Protector?
A whole house surge protector is a device installed at the meter or the main electrical panel in a home. The surge protector limits the amount of voltage that flows into your home to avoid sudden surges or spikes in electrical current. The device functions like the small outlet-level surge protectors that can be used to protect a single appliance or gadget inside of a home.
Is a Whole House Surge Protector Really Necessary?
While you can live without a whole house surge protector, not having one installed could lead to costly problems in the future. The average home in Cuyahoga, Lake and Geauga Counties experiences 20 power surges per day. A severe power surge could leave your electronics and appliances shorted out, and repeated small surges can shorten the lifespan of your appliances by 30 percent. Adding a whole house protector can help to save you money in the long run and help you to avoid the inconvenience of suddenly having an appliance, computer, television, stereo or other device break.
Would My Home Benefit from a Whole House Surge Protector?
Truly, any home can benefit from a whole house surge protector.
To find out what would be involved in having one installed in your residence, call
Streb Electric for a consultation and quote.