- Lightning strikes
- Cut power lines
- Power outages
- Electric utility switches
- Downed power lines
- Broken appliances
The modern home has a lot of expensive electrical devices. This includes everything from entertainment systems to computers and household appliances. But, without proper surge protection, every one of these items is potentially one lightning strike away from damage. Even if a device survives a brownout or power outage, the damage done to it can greatly reduce its lifespan, resulting in early replacement. And, contrary to popular belief, 80 percent of power surges come from inside the home and often go unnoticed. This means your new flat screen may be slowly ticking away its lifespan without you knowing it.
Well, if you’re like most people, the idea of wasting money is as unpleasant as a hangnail or root canal. Fortunately, our comprehensive whole-house surge protector installation service, lets you banish the thought. Don’t let a brownout pull one over on you. Maximize the life of the appliances you depend on every day.
A sudden spike in the voltage in your electrical system is a power surge. Small ones happen all the time, often triggered by turning on a new appliance. These miniature ones are rarely large enough to cause widespread electrical damage, however. In most cases, the really dangerous stuff comes from outside of your home. The most frequent causes of major power surges in Littleton include:
Surges can come through any type of wire, including cable, telephone, and electrical. No matter where it’s from, the excess voltage can quickly destroy anything that’s plugged in. This includes appliances, TVs, computers, and water heaters.
As you read this, you might be staring at a standalone surge protector. These small plug-in devices are typically added to an outlet to provide extra space. They also claim to protect sensitive electronics against the negative effects of surges. While this is true—in part—these items are typically cheap and poorly equipped to handle a major surge. They also only insulate the devices directly plugged into them. This leaves the rest of your home vulnerable. And, of course, they’re ugly and unsightly with glowing off switches and uninspired, minimal designs. In short, they’re not a true solution to the risk of a power surge.
The best way to protect your home in Littleton is to have an electrician install a whole-house surge protector. This device attaches to your electrical panel, providing the following benefits:
To get a quote on installing a whole-house surge protector in Littleton, reach out to our local electricians at (303) 975-8809.
Elkhorn provides a wide range of whole-house surge protector services in Littleton. These services include:
Have you decided that this small investment is worth protecting your home’s electronics? Then, we’re happy to serve you! Upon arriving, we will calculate your home’s electrical load. This will allow us to recommend the best whole-house surge protector for you in Littleton.
Is your surge protector not working as expected? Reach out to the Littleton electricians at Elkhorn to get the problem looked into. Our electrical contractor will quickly diagnose the problem and recommend the best repair options. While there, we’ll also make other helpful electrical recommendations.
Electricians recommend replacing your surge protector every three to five years. Luckily, if you already have one installed, this is a greatly simplified process. Give (303) 975-8809 a jingle for access to top-of-the-line models.
Electricity is dangerous. It’s not something to mess around with if even if you’re a hobbyist or handyman. While installing your own home surge protector might save you a few hundred bucks, it puts you and your family at risk. Fire, shock, and property damage are just the start of the dangers an improper electrical installation can pose. If cost is preventing you from hiring a professional electrician in Littleton, we invite you to explore our special offers and numerous financing options.
Elkhorn Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. has been installing and repairing whole-house surge protectors in Littleton for 25 years. This experience allows us to make the best electrical repair and service recommendations for you and your family. As true electrical experts, our electricians understand the importance of respect, courtesy, and transparency. They will never disrespect your home or show up late to an appointment. While they are fixing or installing the surge protector, reach out to them with any electrical questions you may have. Elkhorn works with all major electrical brands including Siemens, ABB, Compton, GE, Atlas, and Illinois.
To schedule your appointment for whole-home surge protection installation, reach out to us by form or dial (303) 975-8809. We look forward to adding yours to our growing list of 5-star reviews.