Protect Your Home or Business from Harmful Surges
An electrical surge, or “power surge,” is an increase in voltage that briefly affects an electrical current. Though they often last less than one-thousandth of a second, electrical surges can cause serious damage to your electrical appliances and devices.
You may be familiar with surge protectors in the form of power strips, but did you know you can protect your entire home from harmful electrical surges? A whole-home surge protector offers peace of mind in knowing that your appliances and electrical devices are protected from power surges at all times. At Hutton, we offer surge protector services for homes and businesses, including whole-home surge protection, surge protector installation and repairs, surge protector replacements, and upgrades.
How Do Electrical Surges Occur?
Electrical surges can occur as a result of electrical issues inside or outside of a home or commercial building. A whole-home surge protector can protect your property from most causes of surges.
Internal surges are often caused by:
- Motors turning on and off
- Large appliances, such as refrigerators
- Garage door openers
- AC units, particularly compressors
- HVAC systems
- Shop tools
In contrast, external surges are often the result of:
- Downed utility lines
- Damaged utility lines
- Power outages, including intentional outages
- Utility grid transfers
If your home or business is not protected, an electrical surge can cause extensive and costly damage to your appliances, electronics, and any devices that are plugged in to power.
What Appliances Are Protected?
The average U.S. home contains about $15,000 worth of electronics and appliances, all of which are susceptible to damage from power surges. For this reason alone, it is wise to consider investing in whole-home surge protection.
In most cases, whole-home surge protection covers the following types of electronics, appliances, and devices:
- Stereo systems
- Entertainment centers
- Home office equipment
- Electric ranges/stovetops
- Microwaves, coffee makers, and other countertop appliances
- Washers and dryers
- Air conditioners and HVAC appliances
- Personal computers
- Mobile devices
If you’d like to learn more about whole-home surge protection or you need to schedule surge protector services in Norfolk or the nearby areas, get in touch with Hutton. We have built a reputation for honesty, integrity, and the highest levels of quality workmanship and customer care.
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