What Is An Electrical Surge?
An electrical power surge is a very sudden increase in electricty that flows through the wiring system of your home or building. Electrical power surges can cause irreparable damage to your computers, phones, entertainment and gaming systems, microwaves, fridges, freezers, stoves and any electrical device that is plugged into a circuit. That’s almost every appliance in your home! By installing a whole home surge protector you can save your appliances from these sudden power spikes.
When Do Electrical Power Surges Occur?
When your power flickers during a severe storm, or when you lose power and then it resumes after an outage there are surges of electrictiy coming down the line. Today’s appliances rely on many different electronic components that are very sensitive to power spikes and surges. Even minor fluctuations in your power can cause damage to these sensitive electrical devices.
Can a Surge Protector Protect The Electronics In My Building?
You probably already own a power bar or strip surge protector that you can buy at any home improvement supply. These power bars or strip surge protectors are cheaply made and not really guaranteed protection for your devices. A whole home surge protector however, is installed directly into your homes wiring system and protects everything from the powerbox back to your home from surges coming through the line.
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Nowadays many new homes are being constructed with whole house surge protectors as an electrical system upgrade. Surge protectors are affordable and are an attractive feature to buyers, especially if they own sensitive electronic equipment.
Cosmos Electrical Co. is a full service electrical contractor in the Greater Toronto area. We specialize in installing whole home surge protection systems for homeowners and we can also install larger commercial grade surge protection systems for businesses, townhomes, apartment buildings and other large buildings.