Every Los Angeles home should have a whole house surge protector. This device will cut the power to an appliance if a surge of power comes into the electrical panel, this protecting the appliance from being destroyed and possibly starting a fire. However it is important to know the limitations of these protectors. They are only suited for AC appliances.
Why Is It So Important to Have a Whole House Surge Protector?
Many people have surge protectors connected to one or two appliances or electronics. These are usually bars with a reset switch and room for four or five plugs. The bar plugs into an electrical outlet. When too much power comes through the outlet, the bar automatically clicks off protecting the appliances that are plugged into it. However, these are for one outlet only and only for the specific items connected to the bar. Having a whole house surge protector does not mean having one of these devices attached to every outlet in your home. At Los Angeles Electric Services, we provide electrical services to residential, commercial, and industrial properties.
With a proper whole house surge protector, you need a protector that is wired into your electrical panel. These devices are extremely hard to find, but if you ask your Los Angeles electrician, he/she will be able to get one for you from the company that sells electrical supplies to these professionals.
Panamax is one major manufacturer of these whole house surge protectors. There are two varieties/ One variety has wires coming from the back of the unit and the other has the capacity for side outlets. The total voltage is 500 watts and the units have an audible alarm and warning lights.
Installing such a system in your home is an expensive proposition. However, it will give you peace of mind that your home and family have the protection they need.
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