The power grid has so many stability challenges throughout the system these days that installing surge protection in West St Paul, MN is an excellent choice. Even heavy-duty equipment in your home, like your HVAC system, can cause variations in your power that put electronics at risk. That’s why the National Electric Code (NEC) is now addressing surge protection in new construction, making it even more compelling to have in your home. To get your Surge Protector Installed you’ll of course need to hire a Licensed Electrical Contractor.

Instead of the protection in power strips, possibly overloaded and underrated for your needs, whole-house surge protection is a convenient, comprehensive solution. Installed as part of your power panel, connected tightly with your main wiring and ground, it intercepts power surges throughout your home. As an upgrade or part of a Finch Home Solutions power panel replacement, it’s protection that keeps your valuable appliances and electronic gear under watch around the clock.

What Does Whole Home Surge Protection Do?

Modern protective devices tend towards coverage for an entire circuit or your whole home’s wiring, rather than power strips or outlets. Your family can plug equipment into any outlet that’s protected and be confident of coverage. This helps to provide shock safety protection for kitchens and bathrooms, and surge protection everywhere. If you’ve installed a collection of smart home devices, for example, even light dimmers, a power surge could cost you many pieces of equipment. The same could happen for alarm and security system components or home automation. Even the electronics in modern refrigerators and other appliances can fail due to surges and require costly repairs.

Whole Home Surge Protector West St. Paul MN

The origins of power surges can occur at power stations, transformer disruptions such as a car hitting a power pole, or other utility company equipment damage. As the power system rebalances, surges can occur which introduce overvoltages beyond what your home equipment is designed to handle. Even if it doesn’t cause equipment failure, your TV, computer, or other sensitive electronics can be less resilient going forward, and fail at another time.

Surges induced within your home are possible, which is sometimes why motors slow briefly or lights dim even on a single circuit. Surge protection, whether lower capacity on a power strip or higher for whole house surge protection, redirects excessive power variations to ground to prevent damage to equipment.

Surge vulnerabilities are present all over your house, including:
  • Entertainment equipment including TVs and gaming systems
  • Appliance control electronics, both “smart” and basic models
  • Network routers, computers, and laptops
  • Smart or home automation electronic components
  • HVAC systems and smart controls