Scherer Electric Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Surge Protector’

What Power Strips Do—And What an Whole-House Surge Protector Does

Monday, March 25th, 2024

In the realm of electrical safety, understanding the capabilities and limitations of different surge protection options is crucial. As an expert electrical contractor, Scherer Electric is committed to ensuring the safety and functionality of your home’s electrical systems. In this guide, we’ll explore the roles of power strips and whole-house surge protectors, shedding light on why investing in the latter is a wise decision for safeguarding your household appliances. You can depend on our electricians for installation of a whole-house surge protector in Amherst, NY.

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Adding Surge Protection to Your Electrical Panel

Monday, December 18th, 2023

In our ever-connected world, the reliance on electronic devices is more significant than ever. From smart appliances to sensitive electronics, our homes are filled with devices that can be vulnerable to power surges. While plug-in surge protectors are a common solution, there’s a superior option that provides comprehensive defense: whole-house surge protection. This protection goes past electronic devices—it also protects your entire electrical system from an expensive disaster.

You’ll need experts who understand electrical panel service in Amherst, NY to install this type of surge protection, and we’re the people to turn to. We can answer any questions you may have. Below we’ll get into the basics.

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What Does a Whole-House Surge Protector Do?

Monday, April 26th, 2021

We often recommend our customers have a whole-house surge protector installed into their electrical systems. We aren’t the only ones who advise this: the National Fire Protection Association also recommends all homes have this type of surge protection installed. You only have to call an electrician in Buffalo, NY to set this up for your house, and it will provide many benefits.

But if you want to know more about what whole-house surge protection does and why it’s important, we’ll go into more details below.

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Is Whole-House Surge Protection a Good Idea?

Monday, November 9th, 2020

When you think of protecting valuable equipment in your home from a high voltage surge, what first comes to mind? If it’s just plugging your computer or your audio equipment into a power strip, then we’ve got news for you—that may not be enough. 

These power strips are often sold to consumers as “surge protectors.” But in most cases, they’re basically just safer versions of antiquated octopus plugs and a way to extend the reach of the electrical equipment that needs to be plugged in. Yes, they’re useful, we won’t argue that. You should use them. But to rely on them to protect all the equipment in your home from a powerful voltage surge is folly.

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