Electricity is never a guarantee. While it tends to remain pretty reliable, there are times when surges are passed through the lines and into whatever appliance you may have plugged in at the time. Computers are extremely sensitive to these surges and most of the costly game consoles that tend to remain plugged in while not in use are as well. This can end up costing you thousands of dollars in replacement costs.
While lightning is often blamed for external surges, it is not the only cause. Surges can happen at any time of the day no matter the weather. When typical appliances like your refrigerator or air conditioner kick on, they draw additional power, taking it away from the other items that are plugged in. Your computer will remain on, but when the refrigerator compressor turns off, all of that power surges back into your computer. If you are concerned your home is as risk of a power surge, call an electrician. Glendale residents can rely on the professional service H Electric offers to take care of this issue.
Whole house surge protectors are a great way to protect your expensive appliances from sudden power surges. The surge protector is installed outside by an electrician. Glendale homeowners can choose protectors that protect against surges all the way up to 20,000 volts. Some of the higher-end models monitor the weather in your area and will automatically turn off the power supply to the most sensitive appliances.
The whole home protectors are designed to protect your equipment from surges generated from outside your home. Internal surges, like the kind caused by your refrigerator, are not included in the whole house surge protector. You will need to keep your computer, consoles and other sensitive equipment plugged into localized surge protectors to prevent damage from those internal surges. H Electric is ready to talk with you about protecting your home from damaging external surges.