A whole home surge protector will protect all of your home’s appliances, electronics and lights from a power surge.
Our professional recommendation is to have a whole home surge protector installed on your home. The peace of mind that it will deliver is second-to-none. We go to many client’s homes who recently had a surge and say “I wish I would have known about this before!”
Also, as of the 2020 National Electrical Code, all new homes will be required to have a whole home surge protector (aka Surge Protection Device).
What causes a surge?
There are several different ways that your home’s electrical system can experience a power surge.
- Power Outage: Any time that your power goes out, there is a chance you will have a power surge when the power company turns the power back on. This surge would get sent right to everything that is connected to your home’s electrical system (i.e. HVAC, computers, televisions, appliances, etc.). In doing so, most of these items would be permanently damaged and no longer function.
- Lightning Strikes: We have many clients who experience a lightning strike nearby their home, and it sends a power surge into their home. This can do severe damage to your home’s electrical system.
- New Construction Neighborhoods: If you live in a new development that is still having homes built, there is a great chance you will experience a power surge at some point. With all of the construction happening in the Triangle, we see quite a few power surges in new construction neighborhoods. The reason is all the additional work that is happening on your neighborhood’s electrical grid.
Other Frequently Asked Questions:
- If I have a power surge, won’t homeowner’s insurance cover the damages? The answer is yes, usually they will. However, it usually takes quite a bit of time to file a claim and get everything replaced. We have had clients be without heat or air conditioning for a few weeks as they wait for their insurance.
- What kind of surge protector does AstroWatt use? We usually always install a RPP Ultra SPD. These also come with a 10-year manufacturer warranty.
- How much does it cost to install a whole home surge protector? Depending on your home’s setup, it will usually cost between $500 and $700 per panel. Some homes have two electrical panels while other homes have one electrical panel.
- How does a whole home surge protector work? The simplest way to explain it is that when a power surge is sent to your home’s electrical system, it suppresses the surge before it reaches any of the breakers in your panel. In doing so, no surge will be sent through your home’s electrical system – keeping everything in your home safe.
Need a surge protector installed in your home?
Give us a call today at 984-600-0100 or fill out our form here. We’ll have a Service Technician out to your home within the next few days. All our work comes with a lifetime warranty on all labor. We also provide a 5-year warranty on all parts & material we use.