Surge Protection

SURGE PROTECTION SERVICE IN CONCORD

Our belief at Metro Electric, Inc. is that safety must be everyone’s first priority, and that is why we encourage the use of high quality surge protectors within homes and businesses. All of our technicians and electrical experts, located in the Concord area, have years of experience in the industry, and conform to all industry standards to guarantee the best possible results. Without proper installation and maintenance by a licensed electrician, surge protectors can become ineffective, which is not only dangerous, but can result in potential damages.

WHAT ARE ELECTRICAL SURGES AND SPIKES

There are various circumstances that can cause power surges, therefore it is best to prepare your Concord home or business to be protected against the potential damages of electrical surges. The most common causes of electrical surges are:

Lightning strikes
Power outages
Downed power lines
Tripped circuit breakers
Large appliances and tools
Malfunctions at the power company or on the electrical grid
Faulty electrical wiring

POWER SURGE HOME PROTECTION

The human body’s first line of defense against injury is the skin. Likewise, a home requires the same need for protection against sudden traumas. To protect against the dangerous repercussions of a large electrical power surge, the best way to defend your home is by hiring a professional to install a surge suppression device at the main service panel of your home. A whole home surge protector acts as the first point of impact during a power surge, and stops the high levels of electricity before it can cause damage.

POINT-OF-USE DEVICES

Point-of-use surge protectors are only beneficial in addition to a whole home surge protector that has been installed at the service entrance of a home, as alone they will not protect you against large electrical surges. Also it is important to understand that some surges can destroy a point-of-use suppressor’s effectiveness, and not all of these devices indicate when they are no longer effective. If you are considering buying multiple point-of-use devices for your Concord area home or business, there are some other points you may want to keep in mind.

Surge protectors and power strips/bars are not the same
Electrical surges can happen on any wire
Ethernet surge protectors can protect your computer and modem
Different devices benefit from different kinds of surge protectors

BENEFITS OF SURGE PROTECTION

Extends the life of all your home electronics
Protects valuables against damages due to fire, smoke, and water
Some protectors reduce energy consumption to save electricity
Gives piece of mind that your valuables are protected
Protects fragile electronic devices

CONTACT METRO ELECTRIC, INC. FOR SURGE PROTECTION

If you are in or around Concord and considering upgrading or maintaining the protection of your home or business to make it more efficient, give us a call. We will gladly discuss the possible options with you so that you can make the choice that provides the right protection for your needs. We look forward to helping protect yourself and the equipment you rely on.