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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South Florida Electrical Contractors – Total Power Electric

South Florida Electrical Contractors - Total Power ElectricTotal Power Electric provides electrical contractor services to Broward County, Palm Beach County, Miami Dade & Highland County in South Florida.

Total Power Electric services all your electrical needs at a price you can afford. We provide up front pricing by the job and not by the hour. We also offer free electrical consultation services for home improvement projects like kitchen remodeling and landscaping lighting.

Whatever your electrical needs are, Total Power Electric is at your service. We take great pride in our quality of electrical work and are proud to say that we still do business with our very first client. During these uncertain times it is important that our customers get the most for their hard earned money. Therefore, we offer up front pricing and charge by the job not by the hour which saves you money.

All our electricians are licensed, drug screened and background checked for your safety and security. Professionalism is a must at Total Power Electric and you will see from our electrician’s uniforms, to the carpets that are laid while performing their electrical work.

Electrical Services We Offer At A Glance:

  • New Construction
  • Remodels
  • Tenant Finish
  • Special Projects
  • Maintenance and Repair
  • Engineering & Design
  • Data & Communication
  • Restaurants – Total Power Electric has a service group specializing in new construction and remodels specifically for the restaurant industry
  • Lightning Protection – Help protect your business from this costly act of lightning strikes through Lightning Protection.
  • Emergency Response Team – Customers are extremely valued at Total Power Electric and we are equipped to meet the demands of all customers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

We’re here whenever you need us – 24 hours a day 7 days a week.  Please complete the service request form or give us a call directly at 954-340-3473 to schedule an appointment. Not only do we show up – we schedule appointments based on YOUR convenience not ours

We believe that customer satisfaction is more than a slogan. That is why we back up our electrical work with a 100% money back guarantee.

  • We offer scheduled appointment times that work towards your convenience not ours.
  • Up front pricing with no hidden costs, you will know exactly what work your electrician is performing and how much it costs before the work begins.
  • Clean work is appreciated work; your electrician brings professionalism and quality with every task. This includes: covered work surfaces, protective clothing, and vacuuming of surfaces when the task is complete.
  • Your electrician is highly qualified as well as rigorously background checked and drug tested. We would not allow anyone into your home that we would not allow in ours.
  • Your electrician is identified and uniformed. All of Total Power Electric’s service trucks are clearly marked.
  • We only use electrical materials that have passed all the requirements of nationally recognized testing facilities. We understand electrical safety is first.
  • We follow all of this up with a two year customer confidence guarantee on materials and labor.
  • Total Power Electric strives to be the best in the business and your preferred service electrician

Total Power Electric - South Florida Electrical Contractors - Licensed ElectriciansTotal Power Electric
South Florida Electrical Contractors
11522 Wiles Road
Coral Springs, FL 33076
Phone: 954-340-3473