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Frequently Asked Questions: Whole Home Surge Protection

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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.

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What Others Say About Us

I called Best Electric for a problem I was having with non-working pendant lights. Joe promptly called back to schedule an appointment. He arrived on time, was straight forward with the pricing and was able to diagnose and fix my problem in a relatively short time. While he was at my home he also was able to hang a new chandelier. I would highly recommend Best Electric!

I hired Joe Bartels and Best Electric Service to add a 240V circuit for a hot tub at my home. I couldn't have been happier with their thoroughness and customer focus. They worked with our installation schedule, listened to my input and were creative in routing the final conduit. Quick and very professional. They have my highest recommendation!

I was extremely pleased with the work Joe did for me this past week and wanted to say something positive so others would consider him for jobs.  But the rating has to be done through a google account, and I do not want to have an account with them - the information required is personal, and I have no doubt sold immediately to places that do solicitations.  But if there is a way to insert my comments, so they contribute to the rating system, here they are. I wanted to say this:  I have an older home and a not-so-robust budget.   Joe inspired confidence with his knowledge, solved a sticky problem for me with my new range, left everything looking good and accommodated my work schedule.  His fees were competitive and, most importantly,  I am confident the work will stand up to the test of time.  I would recommend him highly to anyone asking for an electrician.

Brands We Carry

  • Cutler Hammer
  • General Electric
  • Touch-Plate Lighting Controls
  • Siemens
  • Square D

Brands We Service

  • Kichler
  • Siemens
  • Touch-Plate Lighting Controls
  • Cutler Hammer
  • Casablanca Fan Company
  • Bryant Heating & Cooling Systems
  • Square D
  • General Electric
  • Federal Pacific

Areas Serviced: Black Forest | Castle Rock | Colorado Springs | Falcon | Fountain | Larkspur | Manitou Springs | Monument | Palmer Lake | Peyton | Security-Widefield | Woodland Park