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Electrical surges are sudden overwhelming influxes of power brought on by spikes in voltage. These phenomena can be caused by everything from issues in the public electrical grid to a short in your electrical equipment to the weather outside. Voltage spikes don’t last long—anywhere from one to 30 microseconds on average, but in that span of less than the blink of an eye, they can deal incomprehensible damage to your home and your electrical system, and everything plugged into it.

So what can you do to protect yourself? With surge protection equipment installed by a skilled Portland electrician, you can rest assured that your home’s most important devices are protected from these sudden spikes and will be safe if one happens. Our surge protection solutions can protect your home as a whole, or specific plugs and devices to ensure they remain intact and protected in the event of the unpredictable. When you trust A-TEMP Heating, Cooling & Electrical to outfit your home with surge protection, you can rest assured that your home is in good hands. We offer a full range of surge protection products and services so you can get the protection you need in order to protect yourself, your home, and your family.

Call A-TEMP Heating, Cooling & Electrical at (503) 694-3396 today and make sure your home is protected from the devastating damage of power surges!

Do I Need Surge Protection?

This is a fairly common question we receive from a number of people. After all, surge protectors aren’t built into most homes, and those who want one can fairly easily buy a power strip that has one included. However, those strips are essentially “one-time use” protection—they protect your devices, but they are expended when the surge happens and then need to be replaced. Likewise, they only protect the devices plugged into them, not the rest of your home.

During an electrical surge, your home can be struck by a massive jolt of energy. How big? Consider this: under normal load, your home will draw anywhere from 200 to 300 amps of power at the standard 110 volts. During a spike caused by a lightning storm, your home could suddenly take a jolt of up to 72,000 amps! That’s enough to cause every device in your home that’s plugged into a socket, burn out all your lightbulbs, and so much more.

Whole-home surge protection is more of a necessity now than it has ever been, and it may never have been easier or more affordable to install. We strongly advise installing whole-home surge protection on your main circuit breaker panel. Whole-home surge protection generally costs about $300 to $400, depending on the brand, and can more than pay for itself in the protection it offers. Compare that to the cost of spending $5,000 or more to replace damaged appliances, broken equipment, and more, and you can see just how valuable this protection can be.

Don’t wait! Protect your home with whole home surge protection; contact A-TEMP Heating, Cooling & Electrical today.

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