Fort Lauderdale Electrician – Preventing Power Surge Damage

Nearly each and every home in the United States has any number of electrical devices plugged into its electrical system at any given time. Each device that you have in your home has a certain prescribed voltage that they operate at their best at. Under normal operating circumstances, power levels will run at or right around this voltage, causing little to no disruption. Whenever this voltage is exceeded, however, it can cause significant damage to any electronic item in your home. This is sometimes referred to as a power surge. A power surge can be caused by a number of different causes, including lightning, voltage fluctuations and any other issue that causes a spike in electricity to enter your home.

How do You Prevent These Surges?

In addition to your highly publicized catastrophic power surge caused by a large electrical storm, your electronics can also be damaged by incremental power surges. These power surges will do very small, incremental damage that adds up over time. In order to prevent damage from both types of surges, you will need surge protectors. One of the easiest ways to do this is to go out and buy individual surge protectors for any devices that you have that need them. You are probably familiar with this type of device, if you have ever used one with a computer.

To make sure that all of your devices are protected, you will need to have your Fort Lauderdale Electrician install a whole house surge suppression system. This type of surge protection hooks right into your service panel in order to monitor and stop excessive electrical power from entering your home. When used in conjunction with localized surge protectors, you can protect you and your valuable electronics from almost any power surge.

For more information on whole house surge protectors, head on over to You can also give our technicians at Elcon Electric a call at any time to discuss your options.