Do you really need Surge protection?
Yes! If you live in a modern home with computers and other expensive electronics with microprocessors you definitely need power surge protection.
Power surges are drastic variations in current which stress all devices downstream from the electrical power source. These surges will damage your electronics in many instances.
Power surges can originate from within your home or from outside your home. Internal surges are caused usually by larger electronics being turned on and off like vacuums, air conditioners and refrigerators.
Reasons for external power surges range from a blown transformer, lightening strikes or a downed power line.
The most important devices to plug into surge protectors.
Electrical devices that are recommended to be plugged into surge protectors are any with microprocessors. Microprocessors are found in many modern electronics like computers, TVs, gaming systems and even cell phones that are charging should be surge protected.
Will a power strip protect my electronics?
Power strips are just addition plugs using the same two outlets. They do not filter or help as a buffer against power surges or spikes. A surge protector on the other hand not only gives you additional power plugs, it also protects against the potentially damaging spikes or surges.
If you are experiencing internal surges often, it may be an indicator of a problem with your homes electrical system and should be looked at by a professional electrician.
For more information about power surge protection and how we can help call us at 780-3174.