Q: What exactly is a power surge and what are they caused by?
A: The technical term for a power surge is a “transient over-voltage” and it is a quick, sharp burst of very high voltage. Surges can enter your home in some ways including through the electrical distribution lines, cable TV lines, and even the telephone line. Dangerous surges are not always caused by lighting, as is a common opinion. These harmful surges are often by incidents involving downed telephone poles, heavy winds, tree branches touching power lines and by the cycling on and off of heavy appliances like washers and dryers, refrigerators, and power tools.
Q: Why do I need whole home surge protection?
A: When you have invested large sums of money in major appliances like high definition tv’s, computers, refrigerators, stoves, washers and dryers, one power surge of high voltage electricity could be all it takes to end the lives of those precious household items.
Q: Why can’t I just rely on the cheap power strip I purchased from my local big box store?
A: Your power strip is simply a strip to provide more outlets for your electronics. They offer no surge protection. Plug-In surge protectors are manufactured by large and respected manufacturers of electronic equipment and provide the necessary peace of mind that surges will always be caught before they damage any electronic equipment in your home. A good surge protector has LED indicator lights or audible alarms that alert you should the unit become damaged and needs to be replaced.
Q: What can Best Electric Service offer that I can’t get anywhere else?
A: Best Electric Service offers our clients the most state of the art, advanced whole home surge protection that continuously monitors your home electrical distribution and your grounding system to assure you that your home electrical and grounding systems are safe. In the event of a fire hazard condition or electrical shock hazard, our complete inspections will discover and prevent these incidents from occurring offer your family the peace of mind and safety you deserve.