Protect Your Electronics With a Surge Protector | Electrical Contractor in Huntsville, AL
Surge Protection | Electrical Contractors in Huntsville, AL
Today’s home is filled with electronic equipment, plasma, HD and 3D TVs, DVD players, Roku and similar devices, computers, game systems and home theater surrounds to name a few. Accompanying all of the advanced technology is an increased vulnerability to power surges. Mister Sparky’s licensed electrical contractors in Huntsville, AL offer surge protectors to protect your valuable equipment.
Complete home surge protection (CHSP) provides the best protection at the point where electricity enters your home. CHSP doesn’t prevent surges from entering the home, it reduces it to an acceptable level that surge strip will be able to handle while protecting your devices. In addition, the installation of surge protection is recommended for your cable and telephone lines at the service entrance. This provides the AC, cable and telephone lines with the same ground potential, in one common location, for passing the surge away from the equipment.
Types of Protection
There are two basic types of electrical surge protection: point of use and whole house. Point of use surge protectors are designed to protect sensitive electronic equipment and major appliances in the home at their electric source. Point of use suppressors are typically devices that plug into the wall outlet and can protect for surges up to 6,000 volts.
A Whole House surge protector is designed to protect homes again transient surges that enter through the home’s electric supply. However, it does not protect from surges created internally in the home when motors turn on and off. Whole House protectors are installed at the meter or electrical panel, and installation by a licensed electrical contractor is required.
In both cases, the surge protector will either block the surge or short it to ground voltages above a safe threshold.
Contact Mister Sparky’s licensed electrical contractors in Huntsville, AL for further information or to schedule installation of a surge protector.