Almost every electrical item in a home today has some type of sensitive electronic component that a surge in voltage might damage. Such appliances include dishwashers, air conditioners, televisions, fans, etc. Although most people aren’t aware of it, a typical home’s wiring gets hundreds of surges every day of a very short duration.
The voltage surges can range from several hundred to several thousand volts in amplitude. It is often the repeated smaller surges that are more likely to damage electronics. These can slowly degrade the electronic components and insulation materials until a wire shorts out or the electronic component begins to malfunction and the appliance fails.
A high-quality, whole-house surge suppressor provides the best protection for all your electronic devices and appliances. To understand how surge protectors work, think of a large electric balloon with a small outlet hose. When a voltage surge hits, instead of burning out your equipment, it fills the balloon. After the surge ends, the balloon slowly deflates through the small hose and is ready for the next surge.
Homeowners who want to protect their appliances from electrical surges should look into whole-house surge protection options. Contact Electrical Pros to schedule an appointment today. 770-822-2150