Many of us have surge protectors in our homes, mostly out of convenience.
Outlets can be limited, especially in smaller or older homes, and so we
use surge protectors to provide power to our electronics. Did you know,
though, that surge protectors do much more for us than providing extra
outlets? They can prevent an electronic shortage from spurts of
electricity that go beyond the voltage limits.
The Top Causes of Power Surges
Power surges are short electricity bursts, and the stronger they are, the
more likely they can cause damage to electronic devices. Surge protectors
have circuit boards inside of the units that regulate the voltage levels.
They absorb much of the power, so that it does not transfer to your appliances.
These are some of the top causes of power surges:
- Downed power lines
- Lightning storms
- Damaged or faulty wiring
- The electric utility company produces surges when supplying electricity
- Turning high-powered electrical divorces off and on rapidly
Surge protectors can not only divert any unusually high surges, diverting
the energy and avoiding damages such as a fire. Your investments, including
refrigerators, dishwashers, and laundry units will also be protected from
damage. So, not only does it provide convenience by opening up more available
outlets to you, but they can also save you money in the long run, as you
have the control to power on and off multiple devices with only a flick
of the switch.
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Lightning Bug Electric serves customers in Marietta and throughout Cobb
County. We have
over 25 years of experience and are reputable and professional electricians. We have been lauded with
an Angie’s List Super Service Award, listed as “Best of 2014”
by Kudzu, and have an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.
We are here to serve all of your electrical needs. To
schedule your appointment, please call (404) 471-3847.