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Get Whole House Surge Protection in Garner NC
A power surge occurs when the electricity coming through your electric system exceeds its threshold. The extra electricity coursing through your wires is powerful enough to damage your wiring, your outlets, and any device or appliance plugged into them. That means that if something like an entertainment center or computer gets hit, you could lose thousands of dollars of equipment in under a second.
Since power surges occur for multiple reasons and can’t be predicted, the only way to prevent them is to install a whole-house surge protector, which can redirect excess power away from your devices. If you would like to install a whole house surge protector in your Garner NC home, call Alternate Current Solutions today!
Common Causes of Power Surges
When most people think of power surges, they imagine a big lightning storm, or plugging in a new, large electric appliance. While both these things can cause power surges, the causes listed below are actually much more common.
- Bad or faulty wiring
- Tree limbs touching the power lines
- Restoration of power after a blackout
- Animals getting into electrical equipment like transformers
Since many of these causes are out of your control (we’re assuming you’re not interested in babysitting your local transformer), the only option is prevention!