With warm moist air moving through the state from the gulf coast, and weather systems commonly moving in from the west, thunderstorms are a common occurrence in Alabama, with a high concentration of them in the northern portion of the state. We have all seen the damage, trees and power lines down, and damage to homes. Sometimes, the damage isn’t at first known, such as when damage to a home’s electrical system occurs. Trees coming in contact with power lines can cause extreme power surges that can cause damage to your home’s electrical system, appliances and electronics. If you require electrical repair after a thunderstorm, contact Mister Sparky electrical contractors in Huntsville, AL for prompt service and reliable repair. Our electricians are available around the clock, for emergency electrical repair. We understand that you can’t always wait in order to have your home or businesses wiring repaired, and will gladly provide the electrical repair you require.
Whole House Surge Protection
Almost everyone is familiar with surge strips, and are commonly used with computers and televisions. Unfortunately, they are not adequate protection as a stand alone device. Furthermore, they can only offer any protection at all to the devices plugged into them. This typically leaves your home’s main appliance without any protection at all. A surge protection network offers a solution, by providing protection to your entire home’s electrical system, and everything plugged or hardwired into it.
Surge protection provides the solution you need to protect your home from electrical surges. The damage from surges can be costly, and is commonly known to cause damage to the HVAC system, appliances and electronics. Most damage is caused by power surges, rather than a direct lightning strike.
There are three levels of protection in a surge protection network, and include:
Type One Surge Protection Device
The type one surge protection device is the first line of defense when a surge follows a power line into your home or business. Installed in the power meter, only a licensed electrician can provide the installation. The device is capable of discharging the voltage from lightning and the surges that are common on power lines. They are commonly used in commercial, industrial and hospital buildings along with a lightning protection system. However, they are just as effective for your home. Contact our electrical contractors in Huntsville, AL for professional installation.
Type Two Surge Protection Device
Type two surge protection devices are installed in the electrical panel. Due to the high voltage involved, a licensed electrician is also required for the installation. Type two devices intercept residual voltage from lightening and other powerful surges that make it through the type one device. Furthermore, the type two device offer a service not provided by the type one device. It provides protection from surges that occur inside the home, such as will occur with the cycling of the heating and air conditioning system. While surges caused by the HVAC system cycling are normal, over time damage occurs to sensitive electronics, appliances and other electrical devices. With the installation of a type two device, your appliances and electronics will last longer. Contact Mister Sparky electrical contractors in Huntsville, AL today to schedule installation of a surge protection network.
Type Three Devices
Type three devices are the surge strips in almost every home serving televisions and computers. They provide point-of-use protection for any residual surge remaining after going through type one and two devices. Type three devices vary greatly in ability, purchase the best your budget allows.
Surge Stations (UPS)
The uninterrupted power supply, (UPS), manages voltage fluctuations, and voltage spikes, in addition to providing a battery backup. The backup enables you to properly shutdown a computer, preventing the loss of data.
Select a minimal 40,000-amp surge protection. Both type one and type two devices are considered whole-house surge protectors, whereas a surge protection network is comprised of all three surge protection devices. Mister Sparky electrical contractors in Huntsville, AL can provide the professional installation you can rely on.
Choose surge protection with thermal fuses, and the ability to notify you when the device has been hit with high voltage. Furthermore, only purchase a device with UL rating for a tested product. Mister Sparky electrical contractors in Huntsville, AL can take care of all the details if you prefer.
Check with your insurance company. You may qualify for a discount with the installation of a surge protection network, which protects the electrical system, small and large appliances, and provides added protection against fire which may occur after a surge occurs. A surge protection network protects your entire home or business. Contact Mister Sparky electrical contractors in Huntsville, AL today for additional information or to schedule installation.
Mister Sparky electrical contractors in Huntsville, AL serves the North Alabama region. In addition, we offer emergency electrical services 24/7 for your convenience. Mister Sparky is a member of the BBB with an A+ rating.