First, we need to understand what an electrical surge is and where they come from. A surge is a spike in electrical voltage in your homes electrical system. These surges are typically brief but can be very damaging to your home’s electronics and appliances. Most homeowners think surges only come from lightening. While lightning can be a source of surges there are many other sources that generate surges such as utility grid disturbances, home appliances such as refrigerators and HVAC systems turning off and on. These are just a few sources of surges that impact our homes every day. With the average home in America today having over $10,000 worth of electronics and appliances, it is more important than ever to have a quality whole home surge protector installed. We highly encourage you to take a few minutes to inventory the electronics and appliances in your home. This will help you decide if a surge protector is the right investment for you. Surge protection is so important that it is now required by the National Electrical Code for all new homes and electrical service upgrades. Schedule to have one of our professional electricians to come out and do a surge risk assessment for you. Remember if it’s connected, it is at risk of being destroyed. Protect your valuable investment today!