Fort Lauderdale Electrical Contractor Explains Whole House Surge Protection

Perfect Electric Services - Commercial Electrician | Electrical Contractor South FloridaBy Perfect Electric Repairs | Published: June 22, 2012

It takes only milliseconds for a power surge to travel through your home potentially leaving behind extensive damage to appliances, computers, electronics and more. Sometimes you are alerted of a power surge by noticing the lights blink or your television set turns itself off. By seeking whole house surge protection you can eliminate the risk of a costly incident in your own home.

A power surge can occur from an outside source such as lightning or a fallen power line. Something internal such as a cycling air conditioner or refrigerator can also cause electrical circuits to burn out, causing a surge. Whole house surge protection isn’t required as part of building codes but it’s typically something that professional electrical contractors recommend that can add to the overall protection level of your investment.

A few different options are available for surge protection but the most effective is a whole house surge protection device which is installed as part of the circuit breaker box and can block as many as 40,000 amps of electrical current. The current is then sent through a grounding path instead. The device can sense when a surge has occurred and springs into action at that point. For a minimal charge this form of electrical protection goes a long way.

For people who wish to add even more protection from a power surge you can use extremely affordable, individual point-of-use surge protectors at different electrical outlets that are home to your more sensitive electronics. A few key factors to look for when buying one of these units is making sure electrical triggers of 400 volts or even less if possible are blocked. The unit should also be able to block surges that are coming from your cable or phone jack as well.

Utilizing whole house surge protection is a great way to make sure you are not only protecting this electrical system in your home but also various equipment and appliances that you have purchased for your home. Power surges show no warning signs so it’s best to be prepared whenever possible.

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Several electrical appliances and lighting are constantly in use at any one time in homes and offices. Interruptions with electricity supply due to faulty wiring or other problems can therefore cause a lot of inconvenience. In an office, it can cause things to grind to a halt.  This is why it is important to hire  a commercial electrician for all installations and repairs.

Wrong wiring and electric connections can cause serious injuries through electrocution which can be fatal enough to kill.  For the sake of safety, it is best to leave such jobs to the professionals. A professional can also avert disaster by detecting and correcting a badly done job that would have caused serious damage and injuries for instance through electrical fires.  They can also prevent security breaches for instance where surveillance is done  with electrical devices and electric security systems are used in an office or home.

Trying to cut costs by doing electric installation and repair yourself will  cost you more later. Gadgets can blow due to shorts or other problem and they can get permanently damaged.  If not, one may have to spend money to buy parts for the item or to replace it altogether. All this can be avoided by leaving things to a commercial electrician who knows his way around the wires, fuses, switches and other electrical components.

Doing so will also lower your costs in the long term be it for a home or commercial building.  If a professional always handles things, you will find that you rarely have to spend a lot on repairs, repeat installations or replacement of gadgets and appliances. You will most likely spend minimally for periodic maintenance checks or light repairs.

It is important to verify that the person or electrical company that you hire is professional. A qualified commercial electrician should have a valid license. They should also have insurance and workers insurance for the staff they sent to work on your house or office.

Do not select a commercial electrician based on their rates alone. A cheap job can cost you a lot later on when it turns out to be a badly done job.  Ask friends, family and colleagues to recommend a professional to you. Or, carry out a search on the internet. Go to their websites, look at their credentials, check how long they have been in business and get quotes and compare them.

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