Surge Protection in Natick & Beyond
Dependable, Long-Lasting Electrical Solutions in the Boston Metro West Area
Are your electronics and appliances safe from electrical damage in the event of a power surge? Even a surge that lasts a fraction of a second can cause substantial damage to your devices. At Tingley Electric, we are here to take care of all of your electrical needs. Our Natick surge protection experts have everything you need to ensure the safe and regular flow of energy to your outlets and anything that is plugged into them.
What Are Power Surges & How Are They Caused?
A power surge is an unexpected, short-term spike in a property’s electrical current, typically lasting less than a thousandth of a second. When the power fluctuation is severe enough, it can produce an electrical current that is too strong for many appliances to handle. This can lead to damaging or even destroying your electronic devices that are connected to your outlets. Even small surges can gradually diminish your electronic equipment’s ability to function properly.
There are several different things that can cause a power surge, including:
- Lightning strikes
- Power grid changes
- Faulty wiring
- Downed power lines
- Malfunctioning utility company equipment
- High-powered electrical devices turning on and off
To put it bluntly, power surges are unavoidable events that occur regularly. There are many potential errors that can result in an uneven flow of power in your home or business. Thus, each day, all of your expensive electrics, such as your HVAC system, washer and dryer, exercise equipment, computers, TVs, and more, are at risk of serious damage.
How to Prevent Power Surge Damage
The best solution for unavoidable power surges is to install a whole home surge protection device. This is different than the typical store-bought surge protector, which looks like a long extension cord with multiple outlets.
Instead, a whole house surge protection device is mounted into your electrical service panel and diverts excess voltage away from the outlets throughout your property. This offers all the appliances and electrical systems throughout your home protection from voltage spikes.
The Importance of Hiring an Electrician
The slogan of this generation is “do it yourself.” There are many things around your home that you can handle without the help of a professional. However, installing a surge protection system should not be one of them. While it’s easy to plug-in a simple surge protector on your own, a whole house surge protector should be installed by an experienced electrician. That is because it involves accessing the main power panel and making specific connections.
To ensure the job is handled safely and effectively, turn to our expert technicians. We have over 100 years of combined experience and ensure that we hire only the best electricians in the industry. When you need surge protection services in Natick, trust Tingley Electric to get the job done right. We guarantee your total satisfaction!
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