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The surge strips we plug into our outlets are not enough to protect the entire home in the event of a power surge. This is when whole-house surge protection is needed. Culpeper Home Services can help you stay prepared with central surge protector installation.

Our licensed electricians serve homeowners throughout Culpeper County and surrounding areas, so you will always receive fast turnarounds whenever you call! Contact us to schedule immediate service.

Protecting Your Home from Power Surges

Power surges last less than a second, but they can cause significant damage without proper safeguards in place.

What causes them, though? Common sources of power surges include power grid updates from your utility company. Lightning can also create unexpected surges. Powerful appliances and equipment such as your AC, water heater, and even your garage door opener (all of which require a large amount of electricity) also create surges if they run at the same time.

You may already have portable surge strips for your electronics, and this is a great first line of defense when it comes to protecting your television, computer, and audio systems. However, the larger appliances in your home remain vulnerable. Just one unprotected outlet can cause all of your electrical devices and appliances to crash.

The solution to this is central surge protection.

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How Do Whole-House Surge Protectors Work?

Surge protectors act as guards for your electronics and appliances. A whole-home system helps redirect any excess energy away from your property. Normal electrical currents are let through, but if the surge protector senses high voltage, it will quickly (within nanoseconds) reroute the extra voltage over to your ground wire rather than to your electrical equipment.

A typical whole-home surge protector will be able to prevent a surge of at least 40,000 amps. Systems that are a bit more high-quality will come with alarms or thermal fuses.

If you need help selecting the right kind of surge protector for your property, give us a call and we’ll be happy to go over your options!

What’s the Installation Process Like?

Central surge protectors are installed inside your main breaker panel. Our experts will resituate existing breakers and wiring (if necessary) to open up room for the new surge protector.

While the set-up process is quick and straightforward, we don’t recommend performing this task on your own since there are adjustments that will need to be made to the electrical panel. A licensed electrician is be able to carry out the job much more safely and efficiently. We can let you know if an extra breaker is needed to complete the job, as well as advise you on proper circuit breaker sizing.

Our Culpeper County electricians are current on local building codes and the National Electrical Code—so you can rest assured that your surge protector installation project will be completed accurately and safely.

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Give us a call today at (540) 845-3653 to discuss your electrical needs and have central surge protection set up for your Culpeper County home as soon as tomorrow!

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