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Whole-house Surge Protectors Can Help Prevent Damage

Power surges happen when there is a sudden increase in electricity, destroying your Internet and phone lines, gadgets and computers.


Typically, a lightning strike or simultaneous use of air conditioners, refrigerators or other power consuming equipments can cause power surges. When the compressors or motors in such equipments are switched on and off, there is a sudden increase in power¬Ý and voltage.


So, what kind of protective device should one look for to prevent damage from a power surge in your Cleveland neighborhood?


Surge protectors are the answer


Power strips are often used as surge protectors, but the latter only creates many ports and the outlet gets split. When you are out shopping for a surge protector in Cleveland, make sure that you are not just buying a power strip. Also, check for energy rating labels, the number of ports or the type of surge protector.


Whole house surge protector


You should opt for a whole house surge protector to prevent damage to the entire house rather than just your computer or certain gadgets. A two-level system, where there is a surge protector for the whole house installed at the main power panel, and a point of use device installed on individual outlets is widely used. Install a whole house surge protector after you make sure it is in line with your Cleveland area regulations, and it has the right warranty cover. See if there is GFCI protection so that the system shuts off power when there is risk of a short circuit.

Cleveland Electrical Services

Clover Electric is known for professionalism, performance and integrity. Make your home a safer and more pleasant place to live with electrical systems you can rely upon. Some of our services include:

  • Commercial Tenant Improvements
  • Code Compliance
  • Inspection Report Corrections

In And Around The Home

  • Electrical Service and Repair
  • Add New Outlets/Switches
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Bath Fan/Heat Light Combination
  • Heated Towel Bar
  • Recessed Lighting
  • Fixture Hanging
  • New Dryer Hook-Ups
  • New Spa/Pool Hook-Ups and Lighting
  • Data/Communications Setup
  • Cable Hook-Ups
  • Lighting
  • Lighting Controllers
  • Programmable Lighting
  • Motion Sensor Lighting
  • Dimmer Switches
  • Exhaust Fans
  • G.F.C.I. Outlet Installations
  • Re-wiring
  • Service Upgrades
  • Old Panel Replacements
  • New Circuits
  • Dedicated Computer Circuits
  • House Grounding
  • Whole House Surge Protection
  • Transformers
  • 220V-240V Upgrades
  • Whole House Back Up Generators
  • Breakers & Fuses
  • Meter Boxes
  • Panel Repairs and Upgrades
  • Equipment Installations
  • Security Lighting
  • Dawn to Dusk Lighting
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Heat Detectors
  • Carbon Monoxide Detectors
  • Surge Protectors
  • Low Voltage Lighting Systems
  • Motorized Shades
  • Under Cabinet Lighting
  • Yard Lighting
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