Is a Whole House Surge Protector Worth it?

Is a Whole House Surge Protector Worth it?

June 23, 2021

Throughout the United States, power disruptions, surges and outages are increasing greatly. This increase is due to the age of power lines, increase in severe weather storms and the growth of technology encouraging people to switch from electrical grid power to internal electric wiring in their homes. Every day, someone is losing power and access to their electronics because of any of the issues above, but Mr. Electric of Dallas is here to save the day!

We offer a wide variety of electrical services, including the installation of whole house surge protectors. This service can save you hundreds, if not thousands, over the lifespan of your home. While it is an expensive upfront cost, the benefits you will receive from it for the rest of your life will be worth it. By having us install a surge protector in your home, you are eligible for house insurance discounts – who wouldn’t want that?

Installing a whole house surge protector is a huge decision, and it isn’t an easy one to make. You can always give us a call to get some advice on what we think you should do – our team prides itself on being open and honest with our customers and only telling them to install things they need. That being said, we get asked often if power surges are common, and what causes them. We are going to answer that now…

Are power surges common and what causes them?

Believe it or not, our home experiences about 15-20 power surges each day – yes we said each day. Most power surges your home experiences aren’t even noticeable to the eye. It could be as simple as your fridge’s fan not running for a couple of minutes due to a power surge. People think the only time they experience a power surge is during a storm when a power line gets knocked down, but that’s not true. 

Here’s what causes power surges in your home:

  • Household appliances: because things like your fridge are constantly running 24/7, they account for 60-75% of your power surges.
  • Wiring: faulty or old wiring is one of the most common causes of power surges.
  • Power lines: the power lines attached to your home can often be damaged during storms or by animals, cause power surges in your home. 
  • Lightning: one of the most common causes of power surges or outages is lighting.

Want to install a surge protector in your home?

To ensure your house is properly protected from power surges or outages, give Mr. Electric of Dallas a call today! We offer every electrical service you could ever need, including the installation of whole house surge protection. We don’t want you to be left in the dark during a storm, and we definitely want to decrease the number of power surges your home experiences in a day.

To schedule a same or next-day appointment with one of our certified electricians, simply book online or pick up your phone and give us a call today!