Whole-Home Surge Protection

Whole-Home Surge Protection2019-07-06T08:48:16+00:00

Whole-Home Surge Protection | Charleston, Mount Pleasant SC and the surrounding areas

As the number of electronics in homes continues to grow, homes are in more need of a whole house surge protection today than ever.

Protect your electronics and appliances from lighting strikes and power surges with a whole-house surge protector installed by Transworld Electric.

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What are the benefits of surge protection?

Although power surges don’t typically present a fire hazard and they aren’t required by building codes or homeowner’s insurance carries, everyone from the National Fire Protection Association and the Institute for business and Home Safety recommends them. As a homeowner you invest thousands of dollars into washing machines, dryers, fridges, home theatre systems, widescreen TVs, and computers; without surge protection, all of these electronics are gradually eroding.

What causes power surges?

Many homeowners believe that the majority of power surges are due to lightning strikes but statistics show that over 80% of power surges are transient (short, instense) burst and we generate them ourselves within our homes. These power surges occur many times every day and are mostly mild and very brief. These can cause initial damage but many times these power surges may not cause any initial damage but over time they will add up and degrade the performance of electronics and cut short their useful lifespans.

What kind of surge protection does my home need?

The type of surge protection you opt for will depend on your budget and the cost of the equipment you are protecting. In many cases, a licensed electrician can install a surge protection device directly into your electrical panel. This adds an extra level of protection at the panel and feeds downline to protect electronics and appliances. This process can be fairly inexpensive and can protect your thousands worth of appliances and electronics. We also recommend installing supplemental surge protection or a surge protection outlet near sensitive electronics like TVs and computers.There is no such thing as too much surge protection!

Hire Transworld Electric to install surge protection in your home today and avoid costly repairs and replacements down the line.

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