Sometimes homeowners underestimate a surge – an electrical surge will follow any wire into a house — including your phone and cable lines, televisions, satellite systems, computers, and modems. Don’t forget about your plugged in appliances, they aren’t exempt from a electrical surge’s wrath. A power surge may last for only a few millionths of a second, but at its worst, it carries tens of thousands of volts, enough to fry circuit boards, crash hard drives and home-entertainment systems. A lightning strike has to be less than a mile from the house to cause harm, and in fact most surge-related damage is not caused by lightning. Far more common, though not as dramatic, are surges caused by downed power lines or sudden changes in electricity. The damage inflicted by these minor power fluctuations can be instantaneous — but may not show up for some time.
A simple surge protector installed at your panel box could save you thousands of dollars in replacement cost and countless hours of dealing with insurances. Eaton Whole Home Surge Protectors are endorsed by Mike Holmes of HGTV’s Holmes on Holmes – read our recent blog on it. Right now we have a $50 off coupon on our website – CLICK HERE. Normally it is $425 for (1) surge protection on a 200 amp panel. With the coupon it brings the cost down to $375. Take advantage of this deal now – call us today! (704) 821-7005.