Importance of Whole Home Surge Protection

July 10, 2019

We do a lot of things to keep us safe. One form of protection that you may have neglected is to safeguard your home from power surges. Surges can send a significant amount of energy through your home’s electrical system, and this can lead to a dangerous situation. Fortunately, Brennan Electric is equipped to help you prevent this from happening with a whole home surge protection.

What Surges Can Do

Your home and all the wires and appliances that are plugged into it are designed to handle a certain voltage. When that voltage is exceeded, damage can occur. Computers, refrigerators, ovens, alarm systems, and home theater systems can all experience lasting problems if a power surge happens. This is because the arc of electrical current can generate too much heat for circuit boards and other components. In rare situations, power surges can lead to electrical fires.

Why They Occur

Surges can be caused by lightning, which is not an infrequent occurrence in Seattle and Lynnwood. They can also happen when the utility company performs power grid switching or when your large appliances that run off of motors turn on and off. While we can’t do anything about the causes, we can control what happens next.

Surge Protection

Brennan Electric can install a surge protection device for you. We can mount this straight to your electrical panel to protect your entire system. This is much more effective than using point-of-use surge protectors, which have a limited function.

A whole-house surge protection system addresses all of the lights, outlets, appliances, and other hardwired components in your home. It keeps the voltage flowing through your wires at a safe level, and it doesn’t compromise your electrical usage in any way.

Brennan Electric is a licensed and insured electrical contractor. We’re available to assist anyone in the Seattle region who is in need of help with new wiring, electrical repairs, or electrical inspections. Our services are comprehensive, and our hard work has earned us an Angie’s List Super Service Award (2018). Contact us today to set up an appointment.

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