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Surge Protection Installation & Replacement in Fort Collins
You may not realize it, but a power surge could destroy your appliances and electronics at any moment. The professional electricians at Allen Service want to help you protect your valuables and your home’s electrical system by offering home surge protection in Fort Collins. You can trust our team to have the experience, expertise, and equipment to provide you with whole-home surge protection for your peace of mind. We explain your options and provide you with a quote before we get started on protecting your home.
Reasons to Install Whole-Home Surge Protection
Power surges can be destructive to your home and might occur during a hot Colorado summer lightning storm, high usage on the city’s transformer or simply from a tripped circuit breaker. Allen Service proudly offers the best in-home surge protection installation services to protect your electronics before it’s too late. Four of the most common reasons Colorado homeowners have home surge protection installed include:
- Internal Power Surges – Nearly 80% of power surges that impact electronics start from within the home. These surges are very short and referred to as transient. These internal power surges don’t typically cause significant damage, but they can shorten the lifespan of your electronics and degrade their performance over time.
- Protecting Your Technology – These days, just about everyone has expensive technology in their homes, from TVs to computers and more. For that reason, it’s critical to protect your devices while ensuring maximum performance and a long lifespan.
- Layering Surge Protection – If you have an extreme home entertainment system or electronic setup, only one layer of surge protection might not be enough. Power surges can run through shared circuits, compromising your entire system. Layered surge protection can provide you with an extra level of protection by protecting the electrical panel as well as the point of use.
- Complete Surge Protection – Surge protectors defend your electronics and appliances as well as your entire system. Transient surges can be emitted from devices, and surges are then sent back to the circuit breaker panel, affecting all your outlets. A surge protector at the panel will stop those transient currents before they can cause further damage.
Answering Your Home Surge Protection Questions
Our electricians often receive questions from Fort Collins homeowners regarding home surge protection devices and services. Learn more and feel free to contact us if you have any other questions:
What is a surge protector, and what does it do?
Surge protectors are typically installed in the main panel box, the home’s electrical system. Surge protectors are designed to halt power surges at the panel before they enter the rest of your home. Panel surge protectors divert all the energy away from your home out to the grounding system to prevent potential catastrophes. Surge protectors can be life-saving additions to your home by preventing severe house fires.
Will a surge protector help me save money on my power bill?
Surge protectors provide many benefits but are not designed to help you save money on energy bills. Surge protectors act as a gatekeeper to protect your home. The power that comes into your surge protector will have already passed through the meter and recorded with your electrical service provider. Surge protectors block surges in energy to prevent electrical mishaps.
Will a surge protector in the panel box protect everything in my home?
Surge protectors protect almost everything in your home, but there are a few rare instances in which lightning or surges could still travel along the main electrical, cable, or phone lines and strike your home. Lightning typically takes the path of least resistance and quickly exhausts all of its energy. Whole-home surge protectors are your best protection against lighting and surges and provide an extra layer of security and peace of mind.
Schedule Surge Protection Installation Today
Now that you know more about the benefits of surge protection for your home, it’s time to schedule installation. Allen Service offers upfront pricing, so you’ll never pay more than you’re quoted. Contact us today to get started by requesting service.