Home Surge Protection in Bentonville, AR
Sudden surges in electricity due to lightning or other issues with the electrical grid can cause severe damage to unprotected electronics inside your home. The best way to keep them safe is to invest in whole-home surge protection that stops these power shots at the source.
Look no further than Xpert Electric! We can install and repair whole-home surge protectors in your home and help you find the right one for your individual needs.
The Dangers of Power Surges
A power surge is a sudden spike of electrical current that flows into your home. In most cases, these last a fraction of a second and occur so suddenly that they can damage your electronics despite any help your electrical panel provides. Only a dedicated home surge protector can deliver reliable protection no matter what.
Of course, lightning is one common source of power surges. If lightning strikes a power line near your home, the sudden discharge can travel along the line and into your place, looking for a path to take. Unfortunately, that path might bring the current right through your brand new television, frying its circuits permanently.
These surges can come from several other sources that, while less powerful, can still cause severe damage. Problems with power lines, transformers, or substations in your area could create power surges. You might also see minor surges based solely on the cycle of consumption in your area.
No matter the cause, all of these surges present a problem for your home. Delicate circuits in modern electronics can burn out when forced to bear these surges. You can invest in individual surge protectors for every electronic in your home, or you can be better protected in all cases with whole-home surge protection.
Whole-Home Surge Protection
Xpert Electric installs reliable whole-home surge protectors. These devices are wired directly into your home’s electrical system, providing sufficient protection for all appliances, outlets, and wiring. They come in many different kinds, rated for varying levels of protection.
In general, it’s best to use individual surge protectors for sensitive electronics like computers. These whole-home surge protectors effectively mitigate surges, but there is also a risk of damage when dealing with the massive voltages involved in lightning strikes.
The most important thing to remember here is that professional installation is required for this kind of equipment. It’s not going to be as simple as plugging in a power bar. Your whole-home surge protection is going to be implemented at your home’s power supply, meaning we’ll need to work on your electrical panel.
The only way to ensure that your whole-home surge protector installation is safe and reliable is to go with the professionals. The team here at Xpert Electric can handle installation quickly, reliably, and affordably. Don’t take the risk of dealing with high voltages and potentially unsafe wiring. Trust the professionals instead.
Picking the Right Whole-Home Surge Protector
Fortunately, some of the leg work has already been done to find reliable home surge protection. An independent body called Underwriters Laboratories tests a variety of electrical products, including whole-home surge protectors. Xpert Electric only installs UL-listed surge protectors that have met their stringent standards.
Whole-home surge protectors work by switching off when voltage exceeds an acceptable limit, but what voltages are “acceptable”? The maximum continuous operating voltage defines the limit at which the surge protector kicks in, and Xpert Electric can ensure that your surge protector is selected correctly and set up for your home. That will ensure adequate protection without causing unnecessary premature trips.
The limit establishes the minimum voltage your system can take, but we’ll also have to consider the maximum protection rating. A surge protection rating is the amount of current that the surge protector can safely absorb. In general, whole-home surge protectors will have ratings in the range of 30,000 amps, enough for most electrical storms or other issues. Surges beyond that could still damage electronics within your home.
Professional Home Surge Protection Installation
Whenever you install something to protect your home, you need to know that it’s going to work. The team of experienced professionals at Xpert Electric has been providing electrical services of all types for years. We have the tools, the knowledge, and the commitment to superior customer service to provide you with the most reliable whole-home surge protector installation.
If you’re interested in a whole-home surge protector for your home, you can reach out to Xpert Electric today for an assessment and a reliable quote from one of our licensed electricians.