Today’s modern homes have sensitive and sophisticated electronic equipment, from computers to high-definition smart TVs, A power surge has the ability to damage these electronics by turning down their sensitive components and further leave them in a useless state in just a blink of an eye.
Although most power surges are usually due to string electrical storms, damage to power lines, and other external factors, but in all reality, more than 50% of all power surges are simply caused by electrical devices inside the house. This usually happens when a particular device, such as a hairdryer, out of the blue stop drawing power, which eventually results in an increase of voltage being powered throughout the home
So how can you prevent power surges? You should inspect the wiring in your house. Substandard or faulty wiring can easily make power surges much worse. You can have an electrician inspect the wirings, especially if you’re living in an older home. FirstEnergy Home offers surge coverage at reasonable rates, so you don’t have to run about finding an electrical in case something happens.
In fact, you should also unplug all electronics whenever there’s a storm, especially sensitive ones. You could also choose to use surge protectors, to save your costly electronics, like TVs. Simply plug such electronics into surge protectors to prevent any damage caused by potential power surges.
Lastly, the best way of saving your electronics from power surges is to install a whole-hem surge protector. This is installed in your primary breaker box. It acts in the same manner as a surge protector but instead protects all the devices plugged in during a power surge.