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Whole House Surge Protection

With an aging infrastructure, a higher frequency of severe weather and the exponential growth of electronic devices being used in the home, the need for whole house surge protection has never been more important. To reduce the risk of damage caused by power surges, we help our customers select, replace and install new house surge protectors. If you have an older home or aren’t sure about the status of your current surge protectors, give Bradley Mechanical a call.

Whole House Surge Protector Benefits

Every day, electronic devices and appliances are damaged or destroyed by unpredictable power surges—many of them occurring from within the home. Major appliances cycling on and off throughout the day account for 60-80% of power surges occurring in the home. Faulty wiring, high electricity demand and electrical equipment problems can also result in extreme spikes and drops.

With the average home experiencing around 20 power surges a day—half of which originate from within, whole house surge protectors can help:

  • Protect your investments. From your entertainment devices like televisions and computers to your larger house appliances, including your refrigerator and washer and dryer, whole house surge protectors help prevent these electronics from experiencing damage from electrical surges.
  • Maintain your home’s electrical system. Your home’s electrical wiring, sockets and circuitry can experience minor and major damage, depending on the size of a power surge. Surge protectors keep this delicate and important system safe.
  • Save you money. Considering everything that is protected, a whole house surge protector can save you thousands over its initial investment cost. It is also an easy way to increase a home’s future sale value.
  • Prevent electrical fires. Power surges can lead to electrical sparks and overheating, often resulting in a fire. With whole house surge protection, high voltage spikes cannot reach your wiring, helping you avoid damage caused by dangerous fires.
  • Provide peace of mind. One of the biggest benefits of surge protection is peace of mind. Knowing your devices, home and family are safe during storms and unpredictable power surges is priceless.

Surge Protection Installation

Installing a whole house surge protector is something every homeowner should do, especially if they want to protect their appliances and electronic devices. A professionally installed whole house surge protector is hardwired to your home’s electrical panel and protects electronics from power surges by redirecting excess current safely to the ground. This process blocks excess current before it can go through your home's circuitry. Proper grounding is essential for a whole house surge protector to work well.

Don’t let your electrical devices and appliances go unprotected from power surges. Bradley Mechanical’s team of certified electricians is here to help. We have been serving the electrical needs of our community’s homes and businesses for over 50 years. When it comes to electrical work, we prioritize safety and ensure everything is done to code. 

Protect your home against power surges with Bradley Mechanical.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is whole house surge protection?

A whole house surge protector is a device hardwired to your electrical system. It effectively blocks dangerously high electrical currents or voltage from entering your home. When surges occur, whether during a storm that impacts power grids or is simply due to a high-energy appliance being used in your home, a whole house surge protector will protect your devices from damage and potential fire risks.

How does whole house surge protection work?

Unlike power strips that cut off power when excessive voltage occurs, a whole house surge protector will divert the power to the home’s grounding power line. This safely moves high and dangerous levels of energy away from your house and appliances.

What kind of surge protection do you need on a whole house power box?

We recommend minimum protection for a whole house system of around 40,000 amps or more.

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