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Is a Surge Protector Worth It?

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We are no strangers to power outages in New York

Lightning strikes and strong wind can take out electricity infrastructure, and power companies often purposely cut service as a safety precaution during the wildfire season. 

Losing power in your Huntington home is bad enough, but voltage spikes that may occur after the utility company restores electricity can be catastrophic. Excessive voltage can damage your electrical system, devices, and appliances. 

HomeOps can help you avoid a devastating power surge with whole-home surge protection. We have 34 years of experience in the electrical industry, and our qualified electricians have equipped many residential homes and businesses with surge protection. 

How do Power Surges Occur?

A power spike may occur when the electric company moves service from one grid to another or restores electricity after an outage or brownout. 

Voltage fluctuations can occur within your home at any time of the year when appliances or your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment turn on and off. Overloading your electrical system and faulty wiring also may cause a power surge. 

How Does a Power Surge Affect Your Home? 

A power surge can damage your electrical panel, wires, and anything plugged or directly wired into your electrical system. 

Imagine losing your HVAC system in a split-second surge!

Repeated minor power spikes can chip away at your electrical system’s integrity or slowly damage electrical devices and appliances plugged into outlets, shortening their lifespans. Eventually, they may break down or malfunction, increasing fire risk. 

According to a National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) report about home electrical fires from 2015-2019, fire departments nationwide responded to approximately 46,700 electrical fires.

That does not mean a voltage spike will start a fire in your home, but surge-damaged wiring and electrical devices might. 

What is a Surge Protector?

A surge protector safeguards your electrical system from sudden and overwhelming voltage spikes or power surges. 

Our experts at HomeOps can install a surge protector in your electrical power panel in less than an hour. A whole-home surge protector will stop incoming or internal power surges from ruining your electrical system and devices. 

Adding whole-house surge protection offers these benefits:

  • Peace of mind: You can breathe easier knowing your valuable electronics, appliances, lighting, and HVAC will not succumb to a catastrophic and sudden voltage spike. 
  • Total protection: Unlike a power strip that protects a handful of items, a whole-home surge protector shields your entire electrical system. 
  • Saves on repairs: A surge protector is cost-effective. Repairing or replacing your damaged electrical panel, appliances, or HVAC system outweighs the cost of installing a whole-home surge protector. 

Install Whole-Home Surge Protection

Why risk your comfort and budget when you can safeguard your Huntington, New York, home with surge protection? Let the qualified team at HomeOps install a whole-home surge protector and gain peace of mind knowing your HVAC equipment and delicate electrical devices are safe. Call us at 631.509.2000 or request service online.