surge-protection

Whole Home Surge Protection

When you look around your Minneapolis/St. Paul home, you probably do not realize how many electronic devices and appliances are in each room. Typically, it is not until there is a power failure that you grasp just how many items you use in your everyday life depend on electricity. Knowing that, it is easy to think that whole home surge protection could be an unnecessary expense. However, take just five minutes to walk through your home and count all the items plugged into electrical outlets in your home. The value adds up quickly from flat-screen televisions and computers to tablets, smartphones, and espresso machines.

Now the question becomes, why have you not already called Lumberjack Electric at 612-236-9052 to request a free price estimate for the installation of a whole home surge protector? This single device could be all that is standing between a single lightning strike or power surge and the destruction of all your electronics and electric appliances.

What Is Whole Home Surge Protection?

It takes only a fraction of a second for a power surge to destroy everything connected to your home’s electrical system. The only way to prevent this senseless loss and expense is a device that blocks the power from entering your home and laying waste to all your devices. A whole home surge protector transfers the power surge to the ground, preventing damage to your home’s electrical wiring, electrical items like the HVAC and kitchen appliances, and all your electronics. In just a few hours, you can rest assured that a power surge will not damage your devices or cause an electrical fire, thanks to the fully warrantied whole home surge protector installed by the licensed electricians at Lumberjack Electric.

What Causes Hazardous Power Surges

Many Rochester homeowners believe power surges only occur during a storm when lightning strikes near their house. However, lightning is only one cause of a power surge that could destroy your home’s electrical system. Other common causes of a power surge include:

  • Downed power lines from heavy snowfall, a vehicle accident, or even high wind
  • Extremely high electrical demand which can occur during a storm or if a local business experiences an increase in electrical demand
  • Faulty or damaged wiring in your home or an overload of the electrical system due to increased electrical demand inside the house, such as the installation of a home theater system
  • Cycling of an appliance that uses a motor such as a refrigerator, air conditioner, or garage door opener

Most homeowners are unaware of these typical causes of a power surge or that the average home can experience power surges more than a dozen times each day. While most are minor, some could be leaving hints for you in the form of tripped breakers or appliances that need to be reset.

Very Affordable Insurance

You have insurance for your vehicle and home against accidents and fires, so why not add your home’s electrical system and all of your electronics and electrical appliances to that protected list? Call 612-236-9052 to learn more about affordable whole home surge protection installations from the licensed electricians at Lumberjack Electric.

Lumberjack Electric

5720 International Parkway
New Hope, MN 55428