It is important to know what a severe power surge can do to your home. Truthfully, it is unimaginable. It can damage or destroy just about everything connected to the electrical wiring system of your home. That includes big ticket items like the refrigerator, oven, microwave, hot water water, even the furnace. The financial investment you might have to incur could likely double if you have to hire a licensed electrician in Albany to assist in repairing or replacing any damaged electrical wiring, panels, outlets, etc...
The real question is: ‘is a whole house surge protection system worth the investment, in the event something of this magnitude occurs?’ The answer is a resounding, YES! The amount of loss you can incur in comparison to the saving you are trying to make are not comparable. Your home and the attached electrical appliances are worth more than 10-times the cost of doing a whole house power surge protection system
In addition to having a whole house power surge protection system, you should also install individual suppressors to plug-in in particular items like the television or the fridge. These absorb any electrical power leakage which might occur during a power surge. In most situations, a whole house power surge will leak at least 15% of the power. This is enough power to cause harm.
Here are some more reasons why whole house power surge protection system is important:
It is always better to be safe than sorry. We recommend you consider being proactive and consider the purchase and installation of a complete surge protection system. The return on investment is immediate if an event occurs. Most importantly, the system will provide peace of mind regardless of what happens.
A great video going into more detail about these systems: