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What is a Power Surge?
A power surge happens when more power comes through your electrical wires into your outlet, giving an electric burst to the items plugged into the outlet. The most common reason why power surges happen is because electricity has been restored after being out. The electricity then surges into your home and through your electric outlets. However, these surges can also happen for unknown reasons as well.
Surge Protection in Baltimore MD & All Surrounding Areas
You cannot prevent a power surge from happening. But, what you can do is prevent one from damaging pricey electronic devices and appliances that are plugged into your outlets. At Plugg Electric, serving the Baltimore, MD. area, as well as Perry Hall, Towson, and Timonium, our electricians can install whole home surge protection, helping to protect your expensive appliances and electronics from damaging power surges.
What Are the Benefits of Whole House Surge Protection?
The biggest benefit associated with whole house surge protection, also called a power surge protector, is that it helps to protect items such as televisions, laptops, phones, digital cameras and large appliances, including refrigerators, dryers, washing machines, dishwashers, water softeners, electric water heaters, and electric car chargers, from being damaged if a power surge occurs. This helps to protect the items that you have spent a lot of money purchasing.
How Does Ground Fault Protection Differ From Whole House Surge Protection?
When you are talking to an electrician about whole home surge protection, they may also bring up the term ground fault protection. Ground fault protection is similar to home surge protectors in that they help to balance the electrical load, but they are geared more towards protecting things like generators and transformers, rather than homes. If you have a commercial building with its own generators or transformers, an electrician may recommend installing a surge protector on the building and a ground fault protector for your generator and transformer.
If You Do Not Have Whole House Surge Protection, Now is the Perfect Time to Get the Protection You Need!
A surge of electricity can happen at any time, without any warning. But, you do not have to fear power surges with the right power surge protection. Plugg Electric, serving residents in the greater Baltimore, Maryland area, can help you find the right surge protectors for your home or commercial space and install them. Call us today and let us be your surge protection super hero.