Surge protection in your home should go far beyond clunky power strips behind your electronics. Lightning, power outages, and short circuits can cause damage to your home’s wiring and your most essential devices. Whole-home surge protection technology has never been better and is the best way to protect everything in your home from disruptive and unexpected surges.
Doctor Fix-It’s highly-trained and licensed technicians can install, maintain, and repair surge protectors in your home, as well as offer professional recommendations specific to your home’s needs. With years of experience installing full home surge protection systems in the metro, you won’t find a more knowledgeable and helpful staff around. Here are some of the benefits of whole-home surge protection and why they matter.
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Handling Increased Demand
Home energy demands have never been higher with remote learning and work from home now being the standard around the country. Instead of having a daily break from energy consumption during the week, your home is now powering multiple devices and screens at all hours of the day. This increased load can be problematic for many systems, so upgrading surge protection is a must for any home office or distance learning setup. Check out our home office upgrades for dialing in your WFH experience.
Whole-home surge protection is the only way to protect your entire electrical system. Surge strips only protect devices plugged into them, leaving wiring and even the outlets they plug into exposed. With a whole-house system, you can stop surges at the breaker, saving devices, outlets, and wiring from damage. These systems will also significantly reduce the risk of electrical fires within your home. With significant problems capable of happening in fractions of a second, the peace of mind alone is worth it.
Long Term Savings
After initial installation, complete home surge protection systems are inexpensive to maintain and will save you from costly appliance replacement. With just a flicker of your lights, severe damage can occur to refrigerators, washers, dryers, and even charging electronics. Upgrading to a full house system will cost less than almost any of these items will to replace. Many insurance providers also offer discounts or rebates on these systems, creating even more savings opportunities. Cut free from unsightly point-of-use protector strips and cover everything you own in one step!
Electronic devices have taken over our lives, and power requirements have never been higher. Many newer appliances and smart home devices have sensitive internal parts that don’t hold up well to surges. Doctor Fix-It will ensure your system is installed with your needs in mind, so you’ll never be left in the dark. Whether you have a theatre-quality home entertainment system or need lots of computing power, total home surge protection will keep your devices safe and functioning.
While most surges are below ten kiloamps or kA, anything more will likely be no match for your standard plug-in surge protector. With a whole-house system, you’ll be protected up to 50kA-80kA, stopping even the strongest surges from damaging your home’s appliances and devices.
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Power surges have many different sources of origin. One of the most common on the Front Range is lightning. Summer storms can damage appliances and electronics in your home faster than they blow in off the mountains. In addition to lightning, the majority of surges are caused by items inside your home. Motors on refrigerator fans and air conditioners are frequently the cause and will reduce these appliances’ lifespan. By protecting all of your electronics from these internal surges, you’ll save big money on replacement and repair.
Whole-home surge protection can also provide defense in other ways – downed power lines from wind or accidents, faulty in-home wiring, and blackouts from excessive demand will no longer be able to harm your devices. The average home experiences 10-20 power surges a day, and it only takes one to cost you big.
With a whole-home surge protection system from Doctor Fix-It, you’ll see the benefits of switching immediately. You’ll have peace of mind knowing that your appliances and electronics are safe from damage and fire risks. You’ll know your increased WFH and remote learning power demands will be met and protected. And most importantly, you’ll save money by increasing your devices and appliances’ longevity by eliminating costly repairs and replacements and possibly qualifying for some insurance discounts along the way. Call Doctor Fix-It, your Denver electrical experts, to get started on your system today!