Surge Protection for All Rooms of the Home


Homes run on a standard voltage of 120 volts. If the voltage rises much beyond that, even for an instant, then any device you have plugged in can be damaged beyond repair. Lightning strikes and power spikes from a power line entering the home can cause major power surges without any warning. Prepare your home [...]

Surge Protection for All Rooms of the Home2019-04-22T19:10:56+00:00

Keep Safe with Surge Protection


A power surge is very brief spike of electric current, lasting less than a thousandth of a second, that can cause damage to your home. According to TecHOme, about 80% of power surges originate from inside the house from high-powered appliances. Electric company maintenance and lighting strikes to power lines can also cause destructive surges. [...]

Keep Safe with Surge Protection2019-02-26T16:59:17+00:00

Surge Arrestor Versus Lightning Arrestor


Lightning protection for buildings predates even electric power. Surge protection became popular in homes as electronic equipment, such as expensive computers and fax machines, became popular. Most of the time a surge arrestor would protect the equipment; however, occasionally, the home also needed lightning arrestors. Do you know what the difference is between the two? [...]

Surge Arrestor Versus Lightning Arrestor2019-01-24T18:10:44+00:00

Whole Home Surge Protection May be Necessary


A power surge occurs when briefs jolts of high electrical voltage run through your home's wiring. Overloaded outlets or circuits and damaged or exposed wiring cause surges. Surges can also be caused by lightning strikes and power outages. Power surges can damage your electrical outlets, appliances, and electronics and ultimately may cause dangerous electrical fires. [...]

Whole Home Surge Protection May be Necessary2018-09-17T21:21:28+00:00

Surge Protection for Your Home


Most households experience power surges at one point or another. Power surges happen when there are brief spikes in your home's electrical current. Likely causes of a power surge are lightning, large home appliances cycling, cut power lines, faulty wiring, and construction work. As a result, power surges can cause significant damage to your valuable electrical [...]

Surge Protection for Your Home2018-07-23T16:50:04+00:00

Residential Electrical Service in Pikesville Helps with Surge Protection


Whether it's a stormy season or not, you should always make sure that your home is protected from surging electricity to keep your family, and your electronics, free from harm. To make sure that things are set up properly, call on Tim Kyle Electric: a residential electrical service in Pikesville. How Can a Residential Electrical [...]

Residential Electrical Service in Pikesville Helps with Surge Protection2018-04-10T20:27:09+00:00

Surge Suppression Necessary for All


You may have heard of power surges and surge protectors, but unless you're a professional electrician, it's possible that you're never heard of surge suppression before. Whether or not this is a new vocabulary word for you, it's important to know what it means and to understand how it can affect your home or business. [...]

Surge Suppression Necessary for All2018-02-20T18:29:47+00:00