Stack Electric on electrical surges and surge protection.
What is an electrical surge? Electrical surges are sudden and brief spikes in electrical power that can unexpectedly affect your home. While some surges are minor and go unnoticed, others can be powerful enough to damage electronics, reduce the lifespan of your appliances, and in extreme cases, cause electrical fires.
As an experienced licensed electrical contractor servicing Edmonton and surrounding areas, I’m here to guide you through understanding these surges and how you can protect your home.
Electrical surges can originate from both external and internal sources. The most common external cause is lightning strikes, which can send high-powered electrical currents through your wiring. Power outages, power grid switching, and even large electrical demands from industrial facilities can also lead to surges. Internally, surges often occur when large appliances like air conditioners and refrigerators switch on and off, disrupting your home’s steady electrical flow.
The impact of electrical surges should not be underestimated. They can damage the internal components of sensitive electronics like computers, TVs, and smartphones. Diminish the efficiency and lifespan of major appliances. In rare cases, cause electrical fires, posing a serious safety risk.
Signs you might have had a surge in your home might include issues like, flickering lights, burnt odors near outlets or electrical panels, tripped circuit breakers. Damaged or non-functioning appliances and devices. Or electronics that no longer are working.
There are several effective surge protection methods. Power bars not only provide additional outlets but also protect against surges. Surge suppressor outlets, Installed in place of standard outlets, they protect directly plugged-in devices or whole-home surge protectors: Installed at your electrical panel, they provide comprehensive protection for your entire home. Some whole-home surge protection devices come with added insurance for your property in case the protection fails for any reason.
Stack electric offers professional services to safeguard your home against surges. From inspecting and upgrading your home’s electrical system to installing whole-home surge protectors together we can ensure your home is well-equipped to handle electrical surges. Understanding and protecting against electrical surges is crucial for the safety and efficiency of your home. By taking proactive steps and considering professional surge protection solutions, you can significantly reduce the risk of surge-related damage and enjoy peace of mind.
For a detailed assessment of your home’s surge protection needs or to learn more about our services, feel free to contact us. Let’s work together to keep your home safe and surge-free!
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