Surge Protection: Preserve Your Home Systems With Maximum Protection

Surge Protection: Preserve Your Home Systems With Maximum ProtectionHave you ever stopped to think what your day would be like without electronics? What would happen to your home office or your entertainment center if an electrical surge zapped your computer, stereo, television and/or microwave? Even with insurance, the deductible can cost you hundreds or even thousands of dollars to replace these items. Power surges can also damage your heating and cooling equipment, leaving your home cold and damp.

What Are Electrical Surges?

Power surges are brief spikes in the electrical current. These can be minor, low-voltage surges caused by things like using your hair dryer or the refrigerator kicking on or they can be major inrushes of electrical current caused by lightning, a vehicle hitting a transformer or an animal chewing through the electrical lines. Although these surges only last a faction of a second, they can wreck havoc with HVAC systems, computers, TVs, appliances and other sensitive equipment.

Surge Protection In Your Home

The best solution is to invest in a whole-house surge protector, which an HVAC pro can easily hard-wire into your home’s service panel. Combine this with individual plug-in surge protectors, and your electronics will be well guarded from harm.

If you’d like to learn more about how you can protect your Sun Coast home from electrical surges, especially during Florida’s summer storm season, contact us at Symbiont Service Corp. We’ve been helping Sarasota-area residents with their heating and cooling needs for nearly 30 years.

Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information about surge protectors and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

Symbiont Service Corp. serves Englewood, Florida and the surrounding areas. Visit our website to see our special offers and get started today!     

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