A surge protector is a device that protects your appliances and electronic devices from electrical surges that flow through the line on occasion. Protection against power surges is available in a variety of ways including whole house surge protectors, uninterruptible power supply (UPS), and power strips with built-in surge protection for small things. At M&S Electric, we specialize in helping people choose the best type of protection for their individual needs.
Power Strip or UPS with Surge Protection
A UPS is a device that allows another device to continue running for a short amount of time when the power goes out. You could, for example, use a small UPS to keep a computer, monitor, and modem online just long enough to save all data before safely shutting the system down. A UPS prevents the loss of valuable data or documents when you haven’t saved after hours of work. Most UPSs have built-in surge protection.
A power strip is a well-known and widely-used device that allows us to plug multiple devices into a single power outlet. Not every power strip has surge protection built-in, so make sure the one you choose specifically indicates surge protection as one of its features. Don’t use a standard power strip for large appliances, and never chain from one power strip to another simply to plug more things into a single outlet. This is a fire emergency waiting to happen.
Whole House Surge Protection
Whole house surge protection is designed to protect all of your plugged-in appliances and devices from a power surge. Surges in power aren’t limited to stormy weather or issues with the power grid. We actually generate power surges in our homes unknowingly, simply by using electricity. Surge protection is something that every homeowner should invest in to keep their appliances, electronic devices, and home safe.
Technological advances in nearly every type of appliance we use today have implemented circuit boards to operate and regulate our appliances. One wrong move and the circuit board is fried. Our electricians at M&S Electric are also homeowners. We understand the importance of whole house surge protection and will work to install a unit that will grow with your household demands.
Commercial Property Surge Protection
Retail stores, grocery stores, gas stations, and call centers are only a few of the types of commercial properties that take full advantage of surge protection. The equipment used in most commercial property must be protected in order to correctly operate on a daily basis. A power surge at a grocery store may render the entire freezer section useless if enough damage is done. This would result in serious losses for the store.
No matter what type of commercial property you own, our professional electricians can help set up the perfect surge protection for your appliances and devices. We live and work in the Earleville, Maryland area, just like you, and we rest easier knowing that local businesses are safe from power surges and other electrical problems.
Thank you for stopping by our website today to learn more about whole house surge protection and what you can do to protect the appliances and electronics in your home or commercial property. If you’re in Cecil or Kent County, Maryland, or New Castle County, Delaware, and would like to discuss installing surge protection in your home or commercial property, call us at 410-392-5220.