Whole-House Surge Protection in London, KY
Will your home be protected in the event of a power surge? Consider installing whole-home surge protection with help from your local London, KY electricians at Kentucky Climate Control.
Here in Kentucky our summers can be disrupted by major thunderstorms. Is your home prepared if a power surge occurs?
At Kentucky Climate Control we’re not just HVAC and plumbing professionals. We can also provide you with safe and effective electrical solutions, such as whole-home surge protection. Give us a call today to schedule immediate service in London, KY or the surrounding area.
Why Install Whole-Home Surge Protection?
While power surges typically last less than a second, they are powerful enough to damage even your larger appliances. If you have any electrical devices, equipment, or appliances connected to unprotected outlets, they can crash during a power surge and potentially cost thousands of dollars in damaged products.
You might already be using surge strips or uninterruptible power supply units to protect your electronics. These are great for smaller devices such as your laptop, computer, television, and Internet lines; however, they are not enough to protect your other appliances. Your most important equipment (including your HVAC units, refrigerator, water heater, and stove) remain unprotected and vulnerable during a power surge.
This is why whole-home surge protection is recommended. It provides you with greater peace of mind and can help you avoid the hassle of having to replace your electronics and appliances.
Installing Your Whole-Home Surge Protector
Whole-home surge protectors are installed in the electrical panel. We may need to relocate the existing circuit breakers to properly accommodate your new surge protector. As a result, DIY installations are not recommended. A licensed electrician will be able to make the right adjustments and make sure the installation is completed safely.
Kentucky Climate Control is prepared to help you enjoy long-term peace of mind and safety. We continue to keep up with building and electrical codes to ensure that your project meets the highest quality standards.
How Does Surge Protection Work?
An outdated electrical system, updates made by your utility company, or lightning can potentially cause power surges that can result in major damage.
If you have a whole-house surge protector in place, it can instantly sense a change in the current (usually within nanoseconds) and work quickly to send higher voltages to the ground wire instead of straight to your electronics and appliances.
A high-quality surge protector can keep your home safe from power surges of 40,000 amps or greater. Some options come with additional features such as thermal fuses or alarms.
If you are prepared to install a new surge protector, our experts are happy to go over your options and help you choose the best one for your home. Reach out today to book a consultation with our London, KY electricians.