Protect Your Equipment From Power Surges.
A power surge can cause damage to electrical appliances TVs, DVD players,
computers and home office equipment are particularly susceptible.
A power surge is an over-voltage, or spike, that momentarily disrupts
electricity supply. This can happen during severe weather, when a tree
limb touches a power line or through the rerouting of routine utility
system operations. Power surges also can occur due to poor connections
or faulty electrical equipment on your property. A power surge also
can enter your home or business through cable and telephone lines.
Protect property from power surges:
- Invest in high-quality surge protectors. Surge protectors monitor the
flow of electricity and divert excess voltage either back into the
system or to the ground.
- Use a dual protection system:
- Whole house – Protects against external power surges. These devices
can be installed on your service panel by a licensed electrician.
- Point of use – Guards individual devices that are sensitive to power
surges, such as computers, office equipment, TVs and DVD players.
- Unplug devices that aren’t being used.