Look around your home at your electronics and appliances. Your flat-screen TV, your computer, your DVR, your modem. Your refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker, dishwasher, or big-ticket systems like your Heating and Air Condition Unit. What would happen if a massive power surge occurred and wiped out all these appliances?
You may think your electronics and appliances are safe because you’ve plugged them into a power strip. But are they really safe? Or is that power strip no more than an extension cord with extra outlets? What happens when electronic circuits are subjected to power surges?
The combination of power grid disruptions, severe weather, and infrastructure that needs updating makes the possibility of debilitating power surges very real. Especially if you rely on technology in your home, it may be time to consider a whole house surge protector. Take a look at everything you need to know about this valuable piece of electrical safety equipment.