If you're like most Orlando homeowners, you're accustomed to your fair share of bad weather, and as such, you likely understand just how important it is to ensure your appliances and your other electronic devices in your home are protected from the serious threat of unexpected power surges. Power surges can be incredibly destructive when they come into your home, whether they're the results of a lightning strike or a natural fluctuation from the power grid, but with a whole-home surge protection solution in place, you can help blunt that destructive power and protect your devices from damage.
At Solaris Electric, we are a team of expert electricians serving the Orlando area, and we would be happy to help you design and install a whole home surge protection solution for your house. Are you looking for a professional Orlando electrician who can help you design a whole house surge protection system to keep your electronics and appliances safe from power surges? If so, give our team of experts a call today and let us show you the kind of quality results that have helped make us one of the most trusted names in the service the area has to offer.
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What Is Whole Home Surge Protection?
When most homeowners think of surge protection for their homes, they often think of the smaller power strips you can find in most stores, and while these can be effective in protecting your devices from smaller surges, they simply can't provide the level of protection you need to prevent stronger surges from wreaking havoc in your home.
Whole-home surge protection is a multi-layered defense network that often starts at your electrical panel with multiple redundancies between it and your appliances and electronic devices in order to absorb the excess power coming into your home, by layering your defenses in this way, you can ensure maximum protection for your valuable appliances and electronics. If you have any questions about whole-home surge protection or you're in need of electrical repairs, give us a call today. Our team of experts are always standing by and would be happy to assist you in any way we can.
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How to Prevent Internal and External Power Surges
Did you know there are different kinds of power surges you could experience in your home? It seems stressful enough already to have to deal with one! Identifying when you have one of these surges means you’ll know exactly when to schedule a repair with one of our experts. An internal power surge is when an appliance in your home shuts off temporarily. An external power surge stems from outside your home such as damage from lightning strikes or tree limbs on power lines. Regardless, there are some ways you can prevent these issues from happening:
- Installing a whole home surge protector: Once again, don’t think of the strip protectors you plug directly into your wall. These systems are hardwired into your home’s electrical to counteract any power surges that may affect your home’s appliances.
- Inspect existing wiring: Faulty wiring can leave your system vulnerable to power surges. We can replace old or frayed wiring.
- Unplug appliances during a storm: If your area is particularly vulnerable to lightning strikes, you can prevent an external power surge by unplugging the device at the source if you don’t have a whole-home surge protector installed.
- Replace any burnt out or damaged outlets: These can be a contributing factor and damage appliances in your home.