Kalispell Whole Home Surge Protection

Electricians For Whitefish, Columbia Falls, Bigfork, Lakeside, Polson and Surrounding Flathead Valley

Did you know, since 2020 the National Electrical Code has required surge protection devices be installed in all new construction and renovated homes?

What Causes Power Surges?

A power surge is a brief over-voltage in a home’s electrical system. This spike in energy can damage or destroy sensitive electrical devices. It’s estimated that 80% of power surges are caused by electrical systems inside the home.

Internal Sources of Power Surges

  • Large appliances turning on and off
  • Faulty wiring or loose connections
  • Overloaded or short circuits
  • Ground faults
  • Power recovery after an outage

External Power Surge Sources

  • Lightning strikes
  • Power line damage
  • Power grid fluctuations

According to the National Electrical Manufacturers Association, the average U.S. home has over $15,000 worth of equipment that can be damaged by power surges. Surges can destroy or reduce the lifespan of electronics, including:

Can a Surge Protector Prevent Damage From a Lightning Strike?

No surge protection device can provide protection against a direct lightning strike. The best way to prevent lightening damage is to have a lightening arrestor installed to direct the energy from lightning strikes away from your home.

When an electrical storm is approaching the safest option is to always disconnect sensitive electronics to prevent damage.

Power Strip Surge Protectors versus Whole Home Surge Protection

Point-of-use power strip surge protectors provide only minimal protection to electronics plugged into the device. Power strips must be replaced over time or after a major surge event. Whole home surge protection devices are installed by an electrician at the service panel to protect your entire electrical system from power surges, ensuring safe, reliable power. Whole home surge devices will protect against larger power surges and provide long-lasting protection.

Why Choose Central Heating Cooling Plumbing & Electrical For Whole Home Surge Protection?

Upgrading electrical systems like service panels and breakers is a job for a licensed electrician. Our experienced team has been serving the electrical needs of homeowners in the Flathead Valley for over 30 years. Call today and rest assured knowing that your home is protected from damaging power surges.

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