Why Your Home Needs Surge Protection
Posted On: February 13, 2023
Minneapolis-St. Paul sees a lot of storms, so power surges are unfortunately common. A whole-home surge protector is your first line of defense against damage to sensitive electronics.
This device is installed at your electrical panel and clamps down on voltage spikes, sending the excess energy to the ground.
Common Causes of Power Surges
Power surges can be caused by either external or internal disruptions to your home’s electrical system.
External surges often happen due to downed power lines, lightning strikes, or blackouts, with surges occurring as the power is restored. Although no surge protector can provide complete protection against a nearby lightning strike, quality surge protection devices offer some protection against distant strikes.
Internal surges are more common than external surges. They can be caused by power disruptions when motorized devices start up and shut down, such as large appliances, like air conditioners and refrigerators, or smaller devices, like hair dryers and power tools.
Benefits of Installing a Whole-Home Surge Protector
Prevent Damage to Appliances & Devices
Refrigerators, dishwashers, ranges, televisions, computers, HVAC units, and more have electrical components that are sensitive to surges.
To avoid premature failure and costly replacement of these devices, a whole-home surge protector an essential, cost-effective upgrade for your home.
Catch Transient Surges
Small surges within your home typically cause the most long-term damage to your devices, decreasing performance and shortening the system’s life span.
Often, you won’t notice a problem until the device fails, but a surge protector can absorb these internal surges and help your equipment to last longer.
Prevent Electrical Fires
Strong surges can cause damage to the wiring in your home, leading to overheating circuits, electrical arcs, sparks, and even electrical fires.
A whole-home surge protector can prevent surges from causing extensive damage to your home’s wiring systems, helping to prevent injuries and costly repairs.
Choose Genz-Ryan for Whole-Home Surge Protector Installation in Minneapolis & St. Paul
The most important reason to install a whole-home surge protector is peace of mind. Not only does it protect against surges that can damage costly devices, but it helps to protect your family against electrical fires.
When you need a skilled, licensed electrician to install a whole-home surge protector in the Twin Cities, count on our team at Genz-Ryan Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical.
As a local, family-owned company with over 70 years of service, we feature exceptional workmanship backed by:
- Upfront pricing
- Premium products
- 24-hour availability
- Uncompromising customer care
Give us a call today at (612) 223-6158 or contact Genz-Ryan online to schedule a whole-home surge protector installation in the Twin Cities.