Covenant Heating and Cooling Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Whole House Surge Protection’

New Year’s Resolutions & Your Home’s Electrical System

Monday, November 20th, 2023

New Year’s resolutions often have to do with personal health with exercising more and eating less often on the top of the list. When it comes to personal safety, electrical safety in the home is one that most people spend very little time thinking about.

Every home has an electrical system with the potential to cause electric shock, fires, injuries, and even death. In fact, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), 50,000 fires are caused by faulty electrical systems in US homes every year.

So why not make some resolutions to help ensure your home’s safety for you and your family? Here are 4 resolutions to make for your home’s electrical system in the New Year.

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Should I Be Concerned About Frequent Power Surges?

Monday, April 10th, 2023

You’ve probably heard the phrase “whole house” a lot recently. There are whole house generators that’ll keep your home powered on in the event of a power outage. There are whole house fans that’ll help cool your entire house down. And there are whole house humidifiers and dehumidifiers that can help your home strike the perfect balance on the humidity scale.

If you haven’t heard about whole house surge protection in Nashville, TN, well then you haven’t heard about one of the most cost-effective whole house options that’ll save a lot of wear and tear on every electrical item in your home. We’re not just talking about your major appliances, but things like your computers, televisions, and smartphones. 

Homeowners don’t always realize that power surges happen in your electrical system multiple times throughout the day. That’s why you need whole house surge protection. Let’s go over what kinds of issues these minute power surges can cause and how you can protect your home from them. 

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Why Whole House Surge Protection is Important

Monday, November 7th, 2022

Today’s homes are filled with smart technology devices and appliances that are meant to enhance and simplify our modern lives. However, the electrical panels in most homes aren’t always able to meet the demands of 21st-century technology devices.

What does this mean exactly? Well, it means that most homeowners aren’t aware that their home’s wiring could actually be damaging those essential, expensive devices we’ve come to depend on. Here are 3 statistics that should give you cause for pause.

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Power Surge Protection: Do You Know Your Risks?

Monday, May 11th, 2020

power-stripIf your home is anything like the average American home, you have a lot more electrical equipment and appliances in it than ever before. You probably have multiple devices connected to your power supply and electrical grid at any given time, right? That’s great, but it’s important to know the best way to protect your appliances and power charging stations.

Power surges, also known as voltage surges or voltage spikes, can do irreversible damage to electrical components, causing you to replace them much sooner than you would have had to otherwise. Think you can avoid this because you have power strips located at all your outlets? These do offer a layer of protection, but they’re not the end-all solution—more on that below. The good news is, there is more you could do to protect your home’s electrical system and the appliances connected to it.

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Surge Protection Is Not Just Storm Protection!

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

Closeup of a power bar with cords in it on a wood floor.“I’ve never had a problem with my electrical system during a storm, so I don’t need surge protection.” If you’ve ever had this thought, we encourage you to reconsider. Surge protection protects your electronics and electrical appliances from power surges—which yes, are sometimes created by storm-like weather, but that is not always the case. In fact, it’s rarely the case.

In recent decades, homeowners like yourself have become increasingly reliant on electronic devices and high-efficiency appliances. With the increase in electronics but ill-equipped electrical systems, power surges are pretty common—and these surges will slowly damage anything plugged into your electrical grid.

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