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What is Home Surge Protection and Why is It Important?

You may not realize it, but your home experiences a number of electrical surges every day. While most homeowners think of surges as extreme spikes in electricity, like lightning strikes or transformer problems, smaller surges occur daily. These smaller surges usually originate from within your home.

As you continue to add delicate electronics to your home, it becomes increasingly important to protect these devices from surges. Small surges can have long term effects and even shorten the lifespan of your electronics.

What is Whole Home Surge Protection? For many years, you've been able to buy surge protection power strips. These plugged into an outlet and provided some protection against surges to the devices that were connected to them. While this was partially successful, they only protected a small number of devices in one location and could malfunction without you noticing. This meant that your electronics would not be protected at all.

Installing whole home surge protection is the reliable way to go. In this method, the protector is hard-wired into your home's electrical panel. Because all your home's power passes through the surge protector, it can limit the amount of electricity flowing through at any given time. This helps protect all of your devices, wherever they're plugged in.

The Benefits of Layering While a whole home surge protector should safeguard every outlet, you can enhance this by installing surge protection at the individual outlets as well. The surge protector strips add an additional layer of protection. By doing this you're also installing a power conditioner. These are used specifically to limit small surges.

Do I Need a Whole Home Surge Protector? While every home can benefit from having whole home surge protection, it's extremely beneficial for those who have expensive electronics. High-end entertainment devices, smart appliances, and sensitive computing or recording equipment are all sensitive to minor power changes and major surges of electricity can easily destroy these devices.

Milestone Does Home Surge Protection If you're looking to install whole home surge protection in your home, call Milestone. Our team of experts will get the job done efficiently while upholding our five customer guarantees. We're here to help you protect all your sensitive electronics.