Residential Surge Protection
In less than one second, a power surge can do thousands of dollars in damage to your electronic devices, appliances, entertainment systems, and computers—and could lead to a house fire. We have surge protection expertise offering high-value protection solutions for your entire home.
Causes of Electrical Surges
A power surge is caused by a spike in your home’s electrical flow. Power surges are mainly comprised of short bursts of electricity that can range from hundreds to thousands of volts. Powerful surges generate heat that burns out wires and electrical components, while continual small surges wear out electrical components and cause them to eventually fail. Power surges can originate from the electric utility company during power grid switching. Another common cause of power surges – especially the most powerful ones – is lightning. Power surges can also originate inside a home when large appliances like air conditioners and refrigerator motors turn on and off.
It is also important to note that minor voltage surges can frequently go unnoticed; where these do not cause immediate failure, the owner may not be aware that their computer or other electronic device is being degraded on a consistent basis. As a result, power surges can be seen as one of the “silent killers” of electronic devices.
A power surge can do thousands of dollars in damage to your electronic devices, appliances, entertainment systems, and computers—and could even lead to a house fire.
For your safety and peace of mind, Southern Electric offers a full range of surge prevention services:
- Electrical wiring troubleshooting
- Power surge troubleshooting
- Whole-house surge protection system
- Panel-mounted surge protection
- GFCI installation & repair
- Home lightning protection
- Surge arresters
Contact us today to have your home assessed and see what type of surge protection solution is right for your home or business!