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.
Commercial or Residential Surge Suppression
“A building without power surge protection is undefended against possible short circuiting and electrical fires that can be started due to the surge of electricity that jumps by thousands of volts in mere milliseconds.” Whether you’re trying to keep things running smoothly at home or in your office, it’s important to keep in mind what the worst is that could happen and how to keep things under control.
Aside from personal (bodily) safety, surge suppression is an effort to avoid expensive damage to electronics and other devices. This is crucial anywhere, but particularly in a place that has a lot of technology, machinery, or other electronics that could be damaged by a surge. Make sure that you have surge protection of some kind to avoid paying in dollars and lost information… and make sure that surge protection actually works!
To keep things going during a storm or other outage, always have a backup generator that you can rely on. These are a great investment for any location, whether it’s your house or an office. This provides a sort of “emergency failsafe” so that you can rest more easily during any kind of weather event.
The most important thing for any location is to have a qualified electrician on hand to step in for anything from small issues to emergencies. Surge suppression is just one of the many subjects on which they can provide you expert advice. To learn more about how to keep your electronics safe during power surges or extreme weather, get in touch with Tim Kyle Electric. You can talk to an expert about new installations of lighting and wiring, among other things, for your home or business.
About Tim Kyle Electric
Tim Kyle Electric has been delighting our customers with responsive, trusted and professional electrical services since 1986. We provide residential, commercial and solar power services and are experts in our field. Our team of professionally trained employees uphold our core values of honesty, respect and integrity. We are available 24/7 for your electrical servicing needs. Get in touch with us today to discuss your next electrical project.