Protecting your home’s entire electrical system and anything connected to it from power surges, a surge protection device (SPD) blocks the surge at the electrical panel. This includes mini surges caused by devices within the home. These mini surges can damage the circuit boards found in appliances and electronics over time. Limiting the consumption of electricity in your home, surge protection prevents your electrical devices from malfunctioning due to sudden surges in electricity. Whole-home surge protection systems guard your entire electrical system, along with the expensive appliances and devices that are connected to it. Not limited to surges caused by utility issues and lightning strikes, surge protection systems also protect against the frequent small surges caused by things like your air conditioner, freezer and other appliances that turn on and off automatically. These small surges can exact a toll on your electronics, degrading their circuitry and shortening their lifespan.
You can avoid the damage or destruction of your expensive electronics by having a licensed electrician like ATEL Electric install a whole-house surge protector. While some people use portable surge protection strips within their home, these are not dependable and may unknowingly be rendered useless by a single surge, leaving your home exposed. In contrast, whole-home surge protectors regulate the voltage in your appliances and electronics and are designed to prevent large surges and offer long-lasting durability. The expense of whole-house surge protection is minimal when it is compared to the replacement cost of connected equipment.