Granbury H.V.A.C. Contractor, Glenn-Aire, Explains The Importance Of Surge Protectors.
Power surges (short spikes in electrical power that burn up the electrical circuits) are very destructive to our appliances like stereo systems, televisions, ovens, home computers and more. They can also ruin your electrical outlets at home, damage light switches, air conditioning units and light bulbs.
The basic types of residential surge protectors are service entrance surge protection devices and point-of-use surge protection devices. The first type protects incoming electrical power and are usually located at the central electrical panel or in the electric meter.
The second option, for electronics and appliances such as stereos, DVD players and computers, is the point-of-use surge protection device. This will provide safety on all lines.
The following is a list of options for your home to protect your valuable electronic devices:
Service Entrance Surge Protection Devices
- Located at the Main Electrical Panel
- Plug-on (in the Panel Type)
- Placed for the electric meter
Point-of-use Surge Protection Devices
- Plug-in type surge protector
- Electrical outlets with built-in surge protection
Mixture of Service Entrance Surge Protector and Point-of-use Surge Protector:
By combining the two devices, a highly-protective system is generated. A service entrance protector can protect the entire electrical connection and tone down the power surge to minor levels before it gets to the point-of-use protector. This is excellent for times when point-of-use devices receive surges that are too tough for them to handle.
For the installation, repairs and care, we highly suggest consulting a professional, like one of the staff at Glenn-Aire. We can explain in detail what is best for your residence to work securely and efficiently.
Granbury H.V.A.C. Contractor company, Glenn-Aire, was established in 1975 as a sole proprietorship by Glenn D. Cornelius and is located in Granbury, Hood County, Texas. The business has operated uninterrupted under the same name since originally formed. In March of 2005, after 30 years, Glenn decided to retire and turned over the helm to Jeff McKenzie.