Power surges are a common inconvenience that happens in your home all of the time. Most of the time, you never even notice them. Until a surge happens at the wrong time, and your electrical systems — and you — pay the price of unpreparedness. If you’re looking to keep your home and electrical systems safe and secure, call on Acosta Heating, Cooling & Electrical to schedule a whole-home surge protection system installation.
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Whole-House Surge Protector Installation
When you connect with Acosta Heating, Cooling & Electrical for surge protector installation, our team will arrive promptly to perform a full assessment of your home’s electrical systems. Through our assessment, our team can determine the best course of action to protect your home, including what system to install, where it will serve and protect best, and what type of power surges your home is likely to experience.
Once we have generated the most effective plan, our certified electrical contractors will get to work integrating your new surge protection system with your electrical panel, providing your home with powerful and dependable protection for all sources of a power surge.
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Are Power Surges Common?
Extremely, actually. The average home experiences dozens of power surges in a single day, caused by lightning and storms, or even by simply operating a high-draw appliance like a microwave. While most surges happen without you ever even noticing, the problem with power surges is that it only takes one happening at a bad time for your computer to get fried or your lights to die prematurely. Additionally, small-scale power surges account for considerable electrical wiring and appliance wear and tear, resulting in shorter electrical system life spans.
Can I DIY Whole-Home Surge Protector Installation?
Outside of choosing to use surge protector power strips in addition to a whole-home system, a homeowner should never attempt to DIY any electrical work. Even the simplest electrical tasks can expose you to serious risks of harm, including electrical shock, electrocution, and home electrical fires.
And even should you perform the job safely, electrical installations demand extreme precision to function correctly. A miscalculation or misstep could seriously damage your home’s electrical systems and wiring as a whole, costing you substantially more in the long run than simply hiring a professional who can get the job done swiftly, safely, and cost-effectively.
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Whole-House Surge Protection Installation and Services in the Greater Charlotte Area
As a long-standing HVAC and electrical services provider, Acosta has been putting the needs and safety of clients first since day one. We prioritize what works best for you and your home, streamlining and customizing our services to provide a tailored experience for each client. Whether you’re looking for whole-house surge protector installation, or you need to learn more, reach out to our trained experts for the services and answers you need.
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Surge Protection FAQs
What’s the difference between a power strip and a surge protector?
The short answer is power strips give you multiple outlets to power your devices. Surge protectors guard against power surges by redirecting electricity spikes into the ground instead of going through the electrical devices plugged into them.
Though power strips are less expensive than surge protectors, they do not protect your valuable electronic equipment against damage due to electrical power surges that can happen a dozen times a day. Surge protectors and power strips look a lot alike, so it’s easy to confuse the two. However, surge protectors have a Joule energy rating on the strip or box that shows the maximum voltage they can handle from powers spikes. If there’s no number listed, you’re looking at a power strip.
The best option is to have a whole-home surge protection system in place, which our team at Acosta Heating, Cooling & Electrical will happily help you with.
Do surge protectors wear out?
Yes, like most household devices, surge protectors are not designed to last forever. They eventually wear out and need to be replaced.
Unfortunately, there isn’t an easy way to tell if a surge protector has worn out. You can’t simply measure how many Joules the surge protector has left, and you can’t tell how many surges it’s absorbed.
Most experts suggest replacing surge protectors every two years. Have your surge protector replaced immediately if you’ve had several power outages or if there’s been a nearby lightning strike.
What equipment does and doesn’t need a surge protector?
Electronic devices plugged directly into an outlet are susceptible to serious damage from electrical surges. Surge protectors help extend a device’s life span and protect it from lightning strikes, grid malfunctions, and power outages.
A good rule of thumb is that any high-end electronic device, such as a computer, television, monitor, and gaming consoles, should use a surge protector. Smaller accessories like lamps don’t need one, as the worst that can happen with a power surge is a blown light bulb.
Have additional questions about surge protection for your Charlotte, NC area home? Contact Acosta Heating, Cooling & Electrical online today or call us at 704.665.5998 to learn more.