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Protect Your Devices from Power Surges—Get Whole House Surge Protection in Apex NC 

Can your brand-new computer withstand 6,000 volts of energy? Is your flat screen TV ready to handle 3,000 amps? If the answer to these questions is “no,” we highly recommend you invest in whole house surge protection. A whole-house surge protector will redirect excess electricity from power surges away from your system, protecting it and any devices plugged into it. 

To install whole house surge protection in Apex NC, call us today

Power Strips vs. Whole House Surge Protection

Many homeowners believe that protecting their devices from power surges is as simple as plugging in a multi-outlet “power strip” surge protector. However, these are really only designed to handle small items, such as an extra lamp or alarm clock. To get protection for large devices, such as refrigerators and computers, a whole house surge protector needs to be hard-wired into your main electrical panel by a licensed electrician. 

What is a power surge? 

A power surge is a sudden increase in voltage that substantially exceeds the standard 120 volts supplied to most American homes. One of the most common reasons for power surges is the activation of a high-powered electrical machine. This sudden demand for electricity disrupts the constant flow of voltage in the electrical system and provokes a surge. 

Power surges can also be caused by: 

  • Faulty electrical wiring
  • Downed power lines
  • Power line/transformer issues  
  • Lightning 

How our Apex Residential Electricians can Help 

Even a slight power surge can put a strain on your sensitive electronic devices and destroy them. To protect them, your Apex electrician will integrate a whole house surge protector into your electrical panel. In the event of a power surge, it will redirect the “extra” electricity into metal oxide varistors (MOVs). 

If you’re ready to upgrade your home’s surge protection, call Alternate Current Solutions today!

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