Lightning & The Importance of Surge Protectors

With spring time in full swing and summer quickly approaching, thunderstorms are a very relevant topic this time of the year. Along with thunderstorms comes the dangers of lightning, and that is why it is important to understand what to do if lightning strikes and how to protect your home from lightning damage.

What Is A Surge Protector?

A surge protector is also known as a surge suppressor, and it is used to protect your electrical appliances and devices from a spike in voltage. This device tries to limit the voltage by blocking any unwanted voltage.

We’ve complied a list of things you as a home owner should know about the benefits of a surge suppressor.

1. Surge suppressors have a lifetime:

Sure suppressors do eventually wear out, and fortunately, some of them will actually give you a warning before they do so you can replace them before they are completely dead. If there is ever a time when a very serious electrical related event happens, it is always a good idea to replace them, just to be sure.

2. Electrical power comes from all over:

Many times, people may only think that electrical power is supplied to your electronics, but power surges can come through phone lines and cable lines as well. It is important to be aware of these power sources to make sure you are protected in case lightning strikes. Furnaces and air conditioners have a lot of solid-state circuit boards in them and it is equally important to protect them as it is to protect your TV and computer.

3. Get more outlets than you need:

It is better to have more of something than not enough when it comes to outlet sources and an electrical outage.

4. Protect your equipment:

You can purchase surge suppressors that come with warranties to protect your equipment. This may be something you’d want to consider if you have gadgets and electronics that are on the more pricey side.

Overall, surge protectors can be a great asset to your home and your electronics, especially when it comes to the stormy seasons. If you have any more questions on how a surge protector can be a useful tool in your home, never hesitate to give Hoosier Indoor Air a call at 317.888.9111.

We offer free estimates and we can schedule your appointment to fix all of your heating and cooling needs.

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