You’re probably well aware of surge protectors, particularly the ones you can buy in power strip form that allow you to protect sensitive electronics like computers or data storage. However, the shortcoming of these types of surge protection is that they can only protect what you connect to them. In the event a surge hits, anything on a different circuit or plugged into a different outlet will still be subject to the massive influx of current and voltage that a surge can bring. That means these objects will inevitably be severely damaged or even destroyed, and they could create a potentially dangerous situation for your home should they overheat.
So, what can you do to protect your home’s most important devices without buying a surge protector strip for every single outlet in your home? Simple: make the more prudent investment and let the skilled electricians from Roth Heating & Cooling, Plumbing, Electrical, Drain Services install a whole-home surge protection system! Every surge protector we install comes from a reputable name brand with a long history of producing premium-quality products so you can be confident you’re protected at all times. Our craftsmanship is superior-quality, and we always make sure every job we complete adheres to our tremendous standards of quality. And of course, our customer service is first-rate and unmatched anywhere else as well. Our goal is to provide you with the absolute best because we believe that’s the only way to truly earn your complete satisfaction.
Keep your home safe and give yourself the peace of mind of knowing your home is protected from an unexpected power surge! Call Roth Heating & Cooling, Plumbing, Electrical, Drain Services at (503) 266-1249 and talk to our team about outfitting your home with a whole-home surge protection system.
How Surge Protection Works
The easiest way to explain how surge protection works is to think of it in terms of plumbing. Think of an electrical line sort of like a water pipe in your home. The size of that pipe represents the voltage of the electricity entering your home and the pressure that the water in the pipe is under represents the current. During a surge, both the amount of water being forced into the lines will increase and the pressure that the line is under will increase as well. What happens under these conditions? The pipe bursts, and you’re dealing with a disaster.
The best way to illustrate a surge protector is to think of it as a pressure regulator valve. A pressure regulator ensures that the water entering your home is at a suitable pressure for your pipes to handle. Should too much pressure come through, a pressure regulator valve can dump the excess pressure into a drain pipe, redirecting the surge of water away from your home and to where it can be safely dealt with. A whole-home surge protector often “dumps” the excess current into grounding circuits or other lines that allow the extra energy to flow harmlessly into the ground, thus keeping it away from your home and away from your valuable electronics and appliances.
Why Do You Need Whole Home Surge Protection?
Do you know just how much money you have plugged into your electrical outlets at any given point? Odds are, it’s far more than you think. We often have everything from computers packed with sensitive data to expensive appliances like refrigerators and HVAC equipment plugged in and powered at all times. A power surge can destroy these important devices in only minutes.
A power surge can wreck more than just what’s plugged into your system—it can irreparably damage your electrical system itself too. Wires will overheat and melt, insulation can burn up and create short circuits, and outlets, switches, and other hardware can be destroyed in as little as a few seconds. Repairing this can cost thousands and take ages. By installing a whole-home surge protector, you’ll keep your home safer and enjoy peace of mind of knowing that you’re protected from the unpredictable.
Contact Roth Heating & Cooling, Plumbing, Electrical, Drain Services to learn more about whole-home surge protection today.