Surge Protector

Why do you need a surge protector?

Your computer, television and other important electronics are probably plugged into a point-of-use surge protector, but what about your larger, more expensive components like your refrigerator, air conditioner and heater? Almost every electronic device in your home has a microprocessor, from your microwave and television all the way up to your air conditioner. Without adequate protection, power surges can destroy these microprocessors and render your electronics useless. The cost to replace each of these microprocessors is much more expensive than prevention with a simple, whole-house surge protector.

Benefits of whole-house surge protectors:

  • Saves money – After a powerful electrical surge, you will not have to replace or repair your electrical equipment.
  • Insures your electronics – For a relatively inexpensive price, you can ensure your whole home’s connected electronics are protected. And your equipment may even be warrantied from failure due to power surges.
  • Peace of mind – The next time the power goes out or there is a lightning storm, you can rest easy knowing all your electronic devices are protected.

Whole-house surge protectors protect every outlet and all your outlets will be protected from external power surges. This includes:

  • Televisions
  • Computers
  • Air Conditioners
  • Furnaces
  • Microwaves
  • Refrigerators
  • Stoves/Ovens
  • Phones
  • And everything else plugged in!

Why do I still need plug-in surge protectors?

Even with a whole-house surge protector, it is recommended you use plug-in surge protector inside your home. The reason is simple: whole-house surge protectors protect your electronics from large power surges that originate outside your home (lightning, downed power lines, power plant problems, etc.)

Plug-in surge protector protects your valuable electronics from smaller fluctuations in power that originate inside your home (such as when a large appliance turns on or off).

MMS Electrical Services provides equipment and services to help you protect your whole electrical system. To learn more contact our experienced electricians at MMS by calling (847) 847-2207 or Request Service in Chicago and Northshore>>