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Surge Protection in Stafford

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Your home constantly faces a number of threats, but there may not be one that causes more damage and more destruction in the blink of an eye than a power surge. A power surge is a constant threat to your electrical system: a sudden spike in voltage and current flowing through your electrical grid, frying circuits, destroying components, and potentially sparking fires or causing injury. Surges can come from a wide variety of sources, and there is almost no way to tell when one might happen. The only way to prevent a surge from dealing immense damage to your home is to remain vigilant and protect yourself at all times. The best way to do that is with a whole-home surge protection system installed by the skilled electricians from Aces Electric.

At Aces Electric, our Stafford surge protection pros know how important it is to keep your home safe at all times. Nobody wants to experience a surge, so we make it our goal to make sure your home is protected in the event one happens. Every surge protection system we install comes from a reputable manufacturer for your peace of mind, and each is carefully matched to the home it is installed in. This ensures long-lasting and ever-present protection against the worst that could happen, whatever the cause may be. And as always, we treat every customer with the care they deserve. That means world-class customer service, workmanship that adheres to rigorous quality standards, and a guarantee of your total satisfaction.

Call our Stafford whole home surge protection installers at Aces Electric at (540) 773-2228 and find out how you can protect your home! Schedule an appointment today.

What Causes a Power Surge?

Power surges are one of those things that can happen at any time, and they often do so without warning. After all, it’s impossible to predict when an electronic component might catastrophically fail, or when a lightning strike might hit a power wire, resulting in a sudden surge of power flowing through the line itself. Even high winds have been known to cause strain on electric lines, resulting in unpredictable fluctuations in voltage and current. Whatever might cause a surge in your home, the results are largely the same: destruction of important components, irreparable damage or loss of important devices, and even total loss of important data that is stored on hard drives connected to the grid during the surge itself.

Power surges can be caused by:

  • Extreme temperatures (both heat and cold)
  • Excessive strain on the public grid
  • Grid failure or fault (i.e. a blown transformer)
  • Lightning strikes or storm damage

How Surge Protection Works

Think of surge protection sort of like a pressure-activated release valve that you might use on a hot water heater or high-pressure water line. When under pressure, pipelines are prone to failure, and that’s why they are all rated to handle a particular pressure. A release valve is designed to burst open when that pressure is exceeded, relieving the excess pressure and preventing the line itself from failing. In the same way, a surge protection system takes the excess current and voltage flowing through your electrical entrance and dumps it into a secondary circuit where it can be safely disposed of, usually through a ground wire.

While this often does lead to your power temporarily shutting off until the device can be inspected and reset, your home’s most important devices should remain protected. However, these systems do only protect from surges that originate outside your home’s microgrid. Any surges caused inside the grid do still subject your home to risk, and that’s why we still advise protecting computers and other important assets with surge protected outlets and strips.

Find out more about installing whole-home surge protection in your home by contacting Aces Electric today!

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