Electricity powers virtually everything we do in our modern homes, which means sudden power surges can be extremely disruptive. To keep your home, appliances, and electronics safe, look no further than Legacy Home Services’s whole-house surge protection services and solutions.
How Power Surges Happen
It’s often said that everything is bigger in Texas. Unfortunately, that includes our weather systems. As any local knows, booming thunderstorms provide a familiar backdrop to life in the Texas Hill Country. As a consequence, lightning strikes occasionally hit a little too close to home. When high-energy bolts strike nearby, they can send destructive surges of power through the grid and into your electrical system.
Despite its fearsome reputation, however, lightning is far from the most common cause of power surges. In fact, the majority of surges are caused by electrical fluctuations inside your home. Whether from faulty wiring, grid supply issues, or cycling high-draw appliances, these voltage spikes are more common than you might think.
Do I Really Need Home Surge Protection?
It’s one of the questions we hear most frequently from our customers: is home surge protection really necessary? While we always encourage you to decide for yourself, we think it’s important to understand the facts. No matter how well your electrical system is designed and maintained, every home experiences at least occasional power surges. Lightning strikes and downed power lines are dramatic examples, often causing problems that are obvious and hard to miss. Smaller, more frequent voltage spikes rarely cause such immediate issues, but they can wreak havoc over the long term. Without adequate protections in place, power surges can:
- Destroy sensitive electronics
- Damage expensive appliances
- Shorten the lifespan of devices
- Degrade computer performance
- Overheat wiring and start electrical fires
- Cause the loss of irreplaceable personal data
How To Achieve Whole-House Surge Protection
When most people think of surge protection, they immediately picture plug-in power strips used to protect computers and other vulnerable electronics. While these strips are relatively economical and effective for safeguarding specific devices, using them throughout your home just isn’t practical. What’s more, some appliances can’t be used with a power strip at all.
That’s why Legacy Home Services’s whole-home surge protection services aim to eliminate the threat at its source. As the name suggests, whole-house surge protection solutions cover your entire home, tapping directly into your main service panel or meter. These devices constantly monitor the flow of electricity into your home, acting virtually instantaneously to suppress potentially harmful voltage spikes.
With so many devices in your home at risk of damaging power surges, you can’t afford to remain unprotected. Call Legacy Home Services today to learn more about our proven whole-house surge protection services and solutions. Our service area includes Seguin, Santa Clara, Marion, Canyon Lake, San Marcos, Schertz, Cibolo, New Braunfels, San Antonio, Spring Branch, TX, and the surrounding areas.