Q - Now that the thunderstorm season is
basically over, can I put off getting a whole house surge protector for my
Frieda in Cumming
A - Ahhhhhhhh, no.
Your home receives upwards of 2000 transient electrical
surges a year. Surges are not just a
product of thunderstorms (although they are definitely a contributor). A surge may happen as a result of general
power surge, a tree branch falling on power lines, or even the turning on and
off of appliances.
As the average home adds more and more electrical devices
it becomes more and more important to have protection against these surges.
Stray electrical charges can damage and/or destroy
expensive equipment, not to mention the possibility of leading to a fire, which
could destroy your entire house.
A whole house surge protector is yet another step in the
safe guarding of not only your stuff, but your family as well.
No matter the time of year I think it is money well spent.