What is a Power Surge?
A power surge is a spike in your home’s electrical current that causes an increase in electrical potential energy, which can cause damage to your wall outlet and your electronics. The most common source of power surges is from lightning striking a nearby power line or a cloud to ground strike. Another source of power surges comes from the use of furnaces, air conditioners, televisions, computers and other electronic devices that require a large amount of energy.
How does a Whole-Home Power Surge Protector Help my Home?
The average home in America is filled with more electronics than any generation before us and between the televisions, phone chargers, laptops to refrigerators, your home depends on electricity. Whole-home power surge protectors work a lot like the small surge protectors you use already; it will channel the spike of energy away from your electronic devices. These whole-home surge protectors are made with metal oxide varistors (MOVs) to control the electrical energy and contain it before the electricity moves throughout your home. Whole-home surge protectors are affordable and typically wired directly to the electric service box.