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How Does Whole House Surge Protection work?

You probably experience little electrical surges in your home multiple times in a day without even knowing it. They’re quite common and could cause problems in the long run with your electrical wiring and appliances.

What you need is a “whole house surge protection system.” Sounds strange? Or too technical for you? Don’t worry too much! 

At The Flash Electric LLC, your safety is our priority and we ensure that all your appliances are in order. So, in this post, you will learn about  whole house surge protection systems and how they work.

Let’s start with power surges themselves.

What are Power Surges?

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Power surges are sudden flashes or fluctuations in electricity that flows into electrical appliances.They occur when the flow of electricity is interrupted and started again or when something sends a sudden flow of electricity back into the system.

Electronics that contain microprocessors which form a majority of modern electronics that need the right voltage are especially susceptible to power surges.

What Causes Power Surges?

Power surges can be caused by a multitude of reasons. They include:

  • Lightning Strikes
    Lightning does not need to strike your house directly before it causes a power surge. It can cause damage from several miles away but a near strike is more dangerous as it sends direct voltage into your power circuits.
  • Tipped Circuit breakers and Short Circuits.
  • Everyday electrical equipment operations
    The cycling off and on the equipment contributes greatly to the voltage surges.
  • Power line surges

What Does A Whole House Surge Protector Do?

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A whole-house surge protector helps to protect all the electrical appliances in your home from excess electrical current and sudden voltage spikes by blocking the flow or transmitting it to the ground.

It particularly prevents:

  • Fried circuit boards of all electrical appliances in your home.
  • Excess energy outbursts from electrical appliances which can accelerate the rate at which they get spoilt.
  • Overvoltage and harmful voltage fluctuations due to unusually high flow of current into your home.
  • Episodes of direct lightning strikes.

Where Is It Placed?

It is usually attached or wires to your electric box and properly grounded. Proper installation and grounding of the system must be done to prevent malfunctioning of the system.

Who Should Install It?

You might be a DIY lover and we respect your love for all things hands-on but when it comes to installation of Home Surge Protector Systems, it is best to leave it in the hands of professional electricians who know exactly what they’re doing, how to do it and what should go where. They would ensure that your system is fully grounded so it can perform its function maximally.

At Flash Electric, we believe people are more important and profits. We are dedicated to providing all your electrical needs promptly and correctly while helping you remain cost-efficient and safe. 

We have a team of professional electricians who can help you with house surge protector system installations in and around Watkinsville, Athens, Bishop, Greater Atlanta and surrounding areas.

In fact, as a first-time customer, you get 10% off. If you are part of the military, a senior citizen or clergy, you will always get 10% off your entire bill.

That’s how much we love you!