Surge Protection in Broomfield, Denver, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins, and the Surrounding Area
You’re probably familiar with surge protection. Chances are you have a number of surge protector strips around your house. While those devices are useful for smaller surges, they cannot cope with power surges of the most extreme levels. Those power surges are more common than you would think and can short out smaller surge protectors.
For that, you’ll need whole-house surge protection. Cooper Heating & Cooling offers comprehensive surge protection services throughout the Colorado Front Range. If you need a whole-house surge protector installed or serviced, we can help you out. Call today to schedule an appointment with one of our experts. We’ll make sure that your surge protection needs are taken care of.
How Whole House Surge Protection Works
Whole house surge protectors are designed to protect the entire home from more extreme power surges, such as lightning strikes. Whole house surge protectors are hard-wired to the electrical panel, normally. When a power surge hits the home, the surge protection system activates and shunts the surge through the grounding wire. Smaller surge protectors are still a good idea, just in–case some voltage escapes the whole–house system. A whole–house surge protector is still able to cope with much higher amounts of voltage.
Why It’s a Good Idea to Have Whole House Surge Protection Installed
If you don’t have a whole–house surge protection system installed in your home, and it gets hit with a strong power surge, your portable surge protectors will not be able to properly shield your systems from it. Computers could burn out, along with light switches, fans, and appliances of any kind.
This could cause thousands of dollars’ worth of damage, not to mention an enormous amount of frustration. Also, lest you think that lighting is the only thing you have to worry about, you should know that even overloading your own system with electrical load can be enough to cause that level of harm. For this reason, it is highly recommended that you install a whole–house surge protection system.
Why You Need Professional Surge Protection Services
A whole–house surge protector is a very complex system and requires professional installation. This is most definitely not something that can be done without the right training and equipment. For that reason, you need to make sure that you have the best electrical contractor you can find to handle the system for you. You do not want your surge protector to malfunction because of a faulty installation.