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Trusted Regina Electrician and Regina Electrical expert shares a Tip on Surge Protectors

Electrical Tip on Whole House Surge Protectors

If you are like most people, you probably have a few power strip surge protectors throughout your house to protect your home from power surges. Unfortunately, most provide little to no protection against power surges. What causes power surges? Lightning, problems with the utility company’s equipment, large appliances cycling power on and off, faulty wiring, and downed power lines are just a few things that cause power surges. What is at risk? All items that have a microprocessor are at risk during a power surge. This includes items like: televisions, computers, refrigerators, washers, dryers, ovens, alarm systems, microwaves and telephones.

It is amazing how many items in your house actually need to be protected from an electrical surge. If an electrical surge were to occur today, how much money would you stand to lose? Wouldn’t it make sense to have ONE surge protector that would protect your entire house?


It’s a wise decision to be prepared before the next electrical surge hits your home. Get a whole home surge protector that will protect not only your power lines, but your cable and telephone lines. If you protect yourself from a power surge at the source you will experience benefits like:

  • Saving Time and Money – After an electrical surge all your neighbors will be spending time calling electricians to come out and replace the microprocessors in all their electronic devices. Your neighbors will have to shell out countless dollars to replace electronic devices that no longer function. But, if you have a whole home surge protector you will be able to sit back, relax and be secure in the fact that once the power returns, all your expensive electronics will return to normal.
  • Insurance for Your Electronics – Whole home surge protectors provide inexpensive insurance compared to the cost of replacing all your electronics. Sales Point Advantage - Differentiate your house from all the other houses on the market. It’s an inexpensive way to make your house stand out from the competition. This is a great feature for home builders as well. This could be the attention to detail the buyer is looking for.
  • Peace of Mind – You can relax the next time a lightning storm occurs or the next power surge takes place in your area. You can rest assured that your electrical devices are protected. It only takes seconds to destroy countless expensive electronic devices, so don’t wait until it is too late!

Note: To protect yourself from surges that originate within the house, it is a good idea to take extra precaution and continue to use power strip/surge protectors for extra sensitive or expensive devices.


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