South Plainfield Surge Protection Services
Some electrical problems are easy to ignore. You might notice, for instance, that a light happens to flicker when you turn on an electrical appliance. Even a problem like that, which can seem inconsequential, may be a sign that you're overloading your home's circuitry. It's important to take steps to protect your home from electrical surges in order to prevent damage to your circuit board or further damage to your home.
Electrical surges are sudden unexpected spikes in voltage that travel through your electrical system. Some surges may come from within your home (a surge might occur when you turn an appliance on), and other come from outside your home (from things like downed power poles, cut power lines, or lightning).
Power surges can have a wide range of effects: they may only cause the power to flicker momentarily, or they may cause extensive damage to your home's electrical system, appliances, or electrical components. At One Call Electrical, Heating & Cooling Service, Inc., our South Plainfield electricians recommend that you have whole-home surge protection devices installed in order to keep your home and your electrical system protected.
Why Invest in Surge Protection Devices?
Surge protectors can prevent major damage to your home's electrical system. When any problems that you have with your home's electrical system or its circuitry are left untreated, it can lead to wiring damage, and that can cause burns or lead to a fire in your home. Using any electrical appliances with overloaded circuity will also lead to damage of those appliances.
If your circuitry is being overloaded with electrical surges, then there will be a higher risk of damage for any appliances that constantly run, like refrigerators. Our electricians can install a surge protection system to help ensure that the risk of damage is minimized. Surge protectors will redirect excess electricity that your system generates back into the ground. This means that the different appliances you use with your electrical system, as well as the system itself, won't be at risk of damage.
Surge Protection FAQs
- How do surge protectors work?
Surge protectors absorb some of the electricity of the surge and redirect it to the ground. Quality surge protectors use sophisticated components that react in milliseconds to a sudden spike in voltage.
- Why do I need a whole-house surge protector?
Problems caused by everyday electrical surge won't be immediately apparent. Instead, they'll cause a gradual breakdown of the sensitive components within your South Plainfield home's electrical equipment. While you may not immediately notice the problems caused by electrical surges, they'll quickly turn into major complications.
- What's the difference between a whole-house surge protector and a point-of-use surge protector?
A whole house surge protector are generally the only line of defense that appliances like air conditioners, refrigerators, or other large appliances have against power surges. Point-of-use surge protectors are designed to protect smaller components like TVs, DVD players, or computers from all types of surges.