13 May It’s Power Surge Season
Spring has sprung! And what a great season it is. This is the time of reinventing your space and watching your flowers bloom. And while many great moments arise from the spring season, it is important to recognize the dangers that occupy this time of year.
While light rainstorms are a welcoming sign of nourishment for our gardens and crops, the rains can also bring with them severe weather and lightening strikes. This is why it is so necessary for every household to invest in surge protectors. Surge protectors are designed to protect electrical devices when there is a dramatic spike in voltage in the power lines. Spikes in voltage can damage computers, servers, and many other data sensitive devices. Installing a surge protector will enable you to defend such devices from a voltage spike.
Power surges are not exclusively tied to lightening strikes. Many surges occur when high powered electrical devices— such as refrigerators and air conditioners— are switched on and off. The dramatic increase or decrease in the need of power can cause a surge in your power grid leading to the above mentioned problems.
The way surge protectors work is by creating a threshold of voltage that is allowed to run through your power grid. If the power spikes above the threshold, the surge protector will reject the increased volts.
Mister Sparky professionals understand how important all of your electrical devices are, especially personal home computers that hold such valuable information on them. If you would like a Mister Sparky electrician to visit your home or place of work and assess your need for a surge protector, feel free to give us a call! On time, friendly, reliable, and knowledgeable, our Mister Sparky professionals are standing by to help you today!