Power surges are common and can be caused by anything from faulty wiring to lighting and restored power after a blackout. Unfortunately, these unexpected surges can cause irreparable damage in a matter of minutes. Surge power strips provide a bit of protection, but their reach is limited. In the event of a large surge, the biggest investments in your home, such as computers, HVAC equipment, and refrigerators, can all be affected at once.
The expert electrical team at Roth Home is here to help. We install whole-home surge protection units to keep your home comfortable, safe, and protected at all times. Our craftsmanship is superior, and we ensure every job we complete adheres to the high standards of quality set by our company. That’s just a part of our White Glove Difference.
If you’re interested in installing a surge protector in your home or learning more about our products, just give our team a call at 503-266-1249.
How Do Surge Protectors Protect Your Home?
During a surge, the amount of electricity being forced into the lines in your home increases, and the pressure that the line is under increases as well. What happens under these conditions? The line can’t handle the amount of electricity, and so electricity explodes into other sources.
Should too much electricity come through, a surge protector will “dump” the excess electricity into another line or grounding circuit. This redirects the surge away from your home to where it can be safely dealt with. This allows the extra energy to flow harmlessly into the ground, thus keeping it away from your home and away from your valuable electronics and appliances.
Benefits of Home Surge Protection
Do you know just how much money you have plugged into your electrical outlets at any given point? We often have everything from computers packed with sensitive data to expensive appliances like refrigerators and HVAC equipment plugged in and powered at all times. A power surge can destroy these important devices in only minutes.
An electrical surge can wreck more than just what’s plugged into your system—it can irreparably damage your electrical system, too. Wires can overheat and melt, insulation can burn up and create short circuits, and outlets, switches, and other hardware can be destroyed in as little as a few seconds. Repairing your system can cost you thousands of dollars. By installing a whole-home surge protector, you’ll keep your home safe and protected from the unpredictable.
What it Protects
Whole-home surge protectors can be used to protect all of your most important electrical devices, including:
- HVAC equipment
- Medical devices
- Air conditioners
- Sump Pumps
- And more!
Types of Home Surge Protectors
There are 2 main types of home surge suppressor devices.
- Type 1 Surge Protectors
Type one surge protectors are the strongest type of surge protector, and they can protect anything from single homes to large condominiums and apartment buildings. These types of surge protectors need to be wired before the main breaker is installed, so they are often put in during new construction.
- Type 2 Surge Protectors
Type two surge protectors are similar to type one models but they are usually smaller and a bit more affordable. They sit inside your electrical panel and can be used to protect one circuit or all of the circuits in your home.
Whole-Home Surge Protector Installation
The electrical team at Roth has extensive experience installing surge protective devices in both residential and commercial settings. We’re familiar with the challenges that come along with installing devices in older buildings and unconventional electrical systems, and we’re prepared to make smart decisions to ensure your surge protector is effectively hooked up.
We always take the utmost care when installing your new system, paying special attention to the most crucial electrical parts and components. We want to give you peace of mind knowing that your home, and your family, are taken care of.
Our superior craftsmanship is backed by the kind of first-rate customer service you won’t find anywhere else. Our goal is simple—provide you with the absolute best to earn your total and complete satisfaction.
Every surge protector we install comes from a reputable name brand with a long history of producing premium-quality products, so you can be confident you’re protected at all times. Here are just a few of the industry-leading brands we use:
Don’t Wait to Protect Your Home From Surges
Keep your home safe and give yourself peace of mind knowing your home is protected from an unexpected power surge! Call Roth Home at 503-266-1249 to talk to our team about outfitting your home with a whole-home surge protection system.
Contact Roth Home to learn more about whole-home surge protection today.