Surge Protection in Stafford
Protect Your Home, Call Aces Electric Today
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!