Whole-Home Surge Protection

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Huntsville’s Surge Protection Experts

Today’s homes are packed with sensitive appliances and electronics; a single power surge can damage them all. Investing in whole-home surge protection is the best way to protect your expensive equipment from being destroyed, and our expert electricians at Blake Brothers can ensure you have exactly what you need.

We offer comprehensive whole-home surge protection installation services in Huntsville to help safeguard your computer, television, stereo equipment, and other electronics.

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Whole-Home Surge Protection Services

Many Huntsville homeowners think they are protected from power surges, only to discover they are not. And with all the electronics in today’s homes, if lightning strikes up to a mile away and causes a power surge, these devices could be destroyed in seconds. 

Your house doesn’t have to be hit by lightning for a power surge to occur. In fact, internal factors account for up to 80 percent of all electrical surges at home. A powerful enough electrical surge can:

  • Damage home appliances and electronics
  • Put your home at risk of electrical fires
  • Destroy older wiring and connections
  • Blow out fuses
  • Disconnect switches and outlets.

Install a whole-home surge protector today to protect your home from these untimely and potentially dangerous occurrences.

For reliable whole-home surge protection services in Huntsville and the surrounding areas of Alabama, contact the experts at Blake Brothers Plumbing, Electrical, Heating & Air. Our licensed electricians will carefully examine your electrical system and recommend the best surge protection options.

We have the experience, expertise, and equipment to modify your circuit breaker for whole-home surge protector installation safely. This gives you the ultimate peace of mind that your home and wallet are protected.

The Importance of Whole-Home Surge Protection

Even if you have a surge protector on major appliances, as most people do, that still leaves the rest of your home vulnerable. 

Whole-home surge protectors add an extra layer of safety against potentially dangerous power spikes. The addition of this simple device can provide you with the following benefits:

  1. Protects Your Home Appliances
    When there is an electrical surge, a whole-home surge protector quickly reacts to cut off the excess current or voltage. This keeps your home’s electrical system safe from dangerously high voltages that could cause damage to your appliances and gadgets.

  2. Protects Your Electrical System
    A whole-house surge protector safeguards not only your electrical appliances but also your entire electrical system–wiring, sockets, and circuits–by stopping electrical surges from getting into your home in the first place. Without proper protection, a major power surge can cause extensive damage to your home’s electrical system, and you’ll have to replace potentially thousands of dollars worth of wiring.

  3. Provides Peace of Mind For Your and Your Family
    Electrical surges are typically not covered by homeowners insurance. So, if a power surge does cause costly damage to your electronics and electrical system, you’ll have to pay for everything out-of-pocket. This expensive situation can be avoided entirely by installing a whole-house surge protector.

How Whole-Home Surge Protectors Work

Whole-house surge protectors are wired into the electrical panel. Like a filter, it only allows safe electric current to enter your home’s electrical system and blocks anything more than necessary.

When the device detects a voltage or current spike, it immediately diverts the extra energy through a ground wire into the ground. This keeps your electrical equipment from burning out or starting electrical fires. While you can get surge protector power strips, they cannot protect your entire home and often have much lower limits than a whole-home surge protection system.  

Investing in whole-home surge protection can extend the life of electrical equipment by up to 30 percent and is one of the best ways to avoid catastrophic loss. Moreover, homeowners that equip their homes with surge protection devices often qualify for insurance discounts. 

Common Causes of Power Surges

A power surge can occur and dissipate in a fraction of a second but has the potential to destroy your appliances and crash your computers. To grasp the importance of protecting your home against electrical surges, you need to understand what causes them in the first place. 

The most common causes of power surges include:

  1. Downed or Damaged Power Lines
    Fallen power lines in the area, which usually happen during storms and high winds, can send bursts of overvoltage into your home. This can damage electronics, appliances, and your entire electrical system.

  2. High Demand for Electricity
    There can be power surges as a result of blackouts or brownouts. This is often the case when a sudden change in electricity use in your neighborhood occurs or weather demands extended use of certain home appliances.

  3. Power Cycling of Home Appliances
    Power fluctuations can be caused by turning on and off appliances that use a lot of energy. Internal electrical cycling is what causes 80 percent of power surges in homes. The effects of these slight power surges might not be immediately apparent, but they can damage your electronics and appliances over time, affecting their performance.

  4. Defective Wiring
    When was the last time you had your electrical system inspected? The wiring in older homes often isn’t up to the task of supporting all of today’s appliances and electronics. Outdated or improperly installed wiring can also lead to power surges.

  5. Lightning Strikes
    The most severe power surges are caused by lightning. A single lightning strike can cause electrical surges of over 50,000 volts, which can destroy your home’s electrical system in a split second. While whole-home surge protectors cannot prevent the full fury of lightning from entering your electrical system, they can help reduce its impact.

Contact Blake Brothers to learn more about installing a whole-home surge protector in Huntsville, Alabama. If you’ve been the victim of a power surge in your home, we also offer 24/7 emergency electrical repair services

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As part of our commitment to helping business owners and establishments, we offer flexible financing options with low monthly payments for our whole-home surge protection installations in Huntsville. Contact us today to learn more.

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