You’re home at night, enjoying a quiet evening when you hear the distant rumble of thunder. You think nothing of it and continue on with your evening.
After all, there are hundreds per year, why should this one be any different?
Soon, rain is pounding against your windows, you can hear emergency sirens in distance. Your house goes dark. Not to worry, you think, this happens sometimes.
You start to smell something burning, and realize it’s coming from your living room! As you run into the room, you notice that your electronics are smoking, costing you thousands of dollars. In the case of a fire, it could cost you your house.
This disastrous situation can be easily avoided. Read on to learn why you should invest in a whole house surge protection system today.
5 Reasons to Install Whole House Surge Protection
1. Power Outages Have Doubled Since 2003
This figure may sound a bit alarmist, but according to Climate Central, blackouts have doubled in the past few years.
The reason for this sharp increase in outages comes down to weather-related incidents. Thunderstorms, tornadoes, and hurricanes were three of the top reasons listed.
That isn’t to say cold climates are entirely safe, however. In fact, cold weather and ice storms can cause power lines to snap.
You shouldn’t have to worry about your devices and home safety just because of a power outage. Installing a whole house surge protector can give you peace of mind during a scary time.
2. They Can Keep Your Family Safe
After all, it isn’t just your electronics and devices you’re concerned about. Your family and their safety take priority. Did you know that power surges can cause fires?
Why? Because your standard power surge increases the flow of electricity through your home. And not by a small amount, either.
Since the electricity needs somewhere to go, it flows through your sockets and into your home. This can result in dangerous fires that are preventable with a surge protector.
3. Keep Your Electronics Functioning
These days, technology is as much a part of our lives as any other part of our home.
The average North American household uses anywhere from 7-15 connected devices per day! You likely can’t imagine losing one of them, not to mention all of them.
Accordingly, you’ll want to keep them safe. Surge protectors are commonly recommended for a good reason — they’re effective. Save yourself thousands of dollars in replacements by looking into whole home protectors.
4. Damages Cause Insurance Hikes
Assuming you’re lucky enough to have quality home insurance, you’re not quite safe. While it’s true that your policy may cover most of or all of the damage, you’re ignoring one important factor.
With every claim filed, your insurance rates get raised. Insurance is already expensive enough as it is.
5. Installation is Easy and Affordable
Perhaps you’re thinking that whole house surge protection will cost you a fortune. Or maybe you’re worried that installation will be difficult.
Not to worry! You’re covered in both instances.
An Echelon Electric specialist can install one of these nifty devices in your power box. It shouldn’t take longer than an afternoon. Plus, the price is little when compared to your peace of mind.
These days, you can’t afford to risk losing your home and electronics. Get in touch today for a free estimate and let us help.