What are Power Surges?
A power surge is an increase in voltage significantly above the designated level in a flow of electricity. In the average home and office wiring in the United States, the standard voltage is 120 volts. If the voltage rises above 120 volts, there is a problem, and a surge protector helps to prevent that problem from destroying your computer and all other electrically driven appliances.
If the surge or spike is high enough, it can inflict some heavy damage on a machine. When too much electrical pressure runs through a wire, it heats up like the filament in a lightbulb and burns. Even if increased voltage doesn't immediately break your machine, it may put extra strain on the components, wearing them down over time. With todays "Digital Age", appliances are much more vulnerable and much more sophisticated than the last 10-40 years!
What will Surge Protection do for me?
Most of us are guilty of waiting until something happens to protect ourselves from having to go through it again... That's why we recommend being pro-active when it comes to your expensive equipment and irreplaceable data. Power surges can damage your electronics with one shot, and make it completely useless. Any data on your computer or other devices will be gone. Over the past few years this has become a rising epidemic. We have personally seen (and experienced) extensive property damage due to this situation. Having a surge protector professionally installed will eliminate/reduce the potential of this happening. Be proactive!
Why not just use a power strip?
Power strips are always recommended. However, there are only about 30% of your household appliances that can be protected from them. Items such as Air Conditioners, Furnaces, Dish Washers, Disposals, Garage Door Openers, Microwaves, Pool Equipment, Car Chargers, Fluorescent Lighting, LED Lighting, Lighting Control Panels, (Virtually anything with a processor or electronics) are vulnerable without the right protection.