A power surge can be your home’s worst nightmare. It can threaten your phone and fax system, computers, television, and any other electronic system you have in your home. And while you may have an inexpensive multi-outlet surge suppressor that you purchased at the local electronics store, you are not truly protected from a strong power surge. The best way to protect your home from a power surge is to install a whole-house surge protection system. This type of system is hardwired into your main electrical panel for complete protection of your appliances and electrical devices.
Typically, a power surge is caused by the operation of too many devices on too small a system. Typical household items, such as a refrigerator, air conditioner, and kitchen appliances may require too much electricity for your system, causing a power surge. A good repair for this issue is toggling your equipment to create swift, fleeting demands for electricity. This may be one fix, out of many, that can help protect your home from a massive power surge that can ruin your electronics and cause other, more serious issues in the process.
Some other issues that may cause a power surge include: