About Lightning/Surge Protection
Your panel is the heart of your electrical system. Don’t take chances!
The effects of a power surge can be powerful. From burst light bulbs to fried computers, power surges can wreak incredible damage on your belongings, with costs up in the thousands of dollars to replace and repair.
All that heartbreak can be avoided by having your home outfit to stop power surges before they can hurt you. Let Elcon Electric protect your property with a surge protector, which stops exterior power surges from entering your home service. Additionally, entertainment equipment and computers should be protected with a surge bar.
Our electricians can help you optimize your home for surge protection with a comprehensive inspection of your electrical service and the electronic devices in your home. A little bit of prevention now can save you thousands of dollars later on, so don’t wait until it’s too late. Call Elcon and protect your home and belongings from dangerous power surges today.
Lightning/Surge Protection FAQs
Surges are sudden and unexpected spikes in voltage that travel throughout your home’s electrical system.
Some surges come from within your own home, such as turning on a vacuum cleaner or sending a document to your printer. The sudden demand on the electrical service inside your home creates a surge of electricity that increases the power going to outlets in your walls.
Other surges come from outside, as in electric utility switching, downed power poles, cut power lines and lightning strikes. There is little you can do to stop such events and your best recourse is to protect your home from the dangers of the exterior power surge.
Surges can even enter through cable televisions and telephone wiring. For example, if lightning strikes a Florida area home or somewhere around it, a surge may go through the electrical system and anything that is plugged in may get “zapped,” whether it is turned on or off.