Ask Your Electrician Miami – What Do Surge Suppressors Do?

Surge suppressors, which can also be referred to as surge protectors are specialized devices that are used to protect all of the delicate electronic devices that we use every day. This includes computers, televisions, home theatre equipment and even things like washers and dryers. Over the last several years, the list of items that fall in this category has expanded rapidly as a result of the growth of technology. Because even our seemingly simple electrical devices now rely on delicate circuit boards, surge suppression systems have become much more common than in the past. One of the most comprehensive ways that a homeowner can protect against this, is to have an electrician in Miami put in a whole house surge protection system.

Whether you realize it or not, your home has a very large number of electronic devices that can benefit greatly from the installation of a whole house surge suppression system. Naturally, areas such as your computer rooms and home theatre rooms are very sensitive to fluctuations in electrical current. Most electronic devices are only designed to be able to handle a certain amount of current before they sustain damage internally. If there is a large enough spike in power, it could result in serious damage or complete destruction. In most cases, however, this is not the case. Smaller, intermittent power surges will whittle away the lifespan of your electronics without you even noticing it. That is, until you have to replace the device earlier than expected.

In order to combat this without using a power protection strip to every outlet in the house, consider installing a whole house surge protector. This type of system connects at your electrical panel, and will detect and stop power surges from damaging all of the electronics within your home. For more information, and the answers to any questions that you may have, call our team at Elcon Electric.