Protecting the electronic equipment inside your home with a whole-home surge protector will help you to avoid expensive repair or replacement bills. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recommends the use of a whole-home surge protector to prevent power surges and electrical storms from causing serious damage to televisions, computers and other delicate electronic equipment inside your Tucson, Arizona, home.
The Benefits of Surge Protectors
Surge protectors of all sizes are designed for protecting electronic equipment from damage that could be caused by sudden changes in the flow of electricity inside your home’s wiring. Power surges are categorized as switching surges or lightning surges:
- Switching surges occur when electricity is suddenly switched off and then restored. This typically happens because of overloaded circuits or interruptions in power caused by electrical storms.
- Lightning surges occur when lightning strikes an object on the ground and travels through wiring into your Tucson home. This type of surge can travel through electrical power lines, cable lines and even phone lines to cause damage to your electronic equipment.
Individual surge protectors can protect single pieces of equipment. For greater protection, however, whole-house surge protectors are a practical solution that can safeguard your heating and cooling systems and appliances against damage caused by electrical surges in your Tucson home.
Why You Need Whole-Home Surge Protection
Most electronic equipment and appliances are designed to run on 120 volts of alternating current with only a small margin of error on either side of this setting. If too much electrical current is applied to these devices, damage to controls and expensive repair bills could be the result. A surge protection system that covers your entire home is essential for protecting electronic equipment and many other appliances and systems throughout your home.
The professionals at MVP Heating & Air Conditioning have the experience and knowledge needed to provide you with the best HVAC repair and replacement options and to install practical surge protection for your home. To learn more about how a whole-home surge protector can help you protect your valuable property, call us today at (520) 462-2590. We will be happy to provide you with the best solutions for your needs.