It’s Just Smart. Protect Your Electrical Equipment.
Every home today has thousands of dollars in electronics. Most people protect their entertainment centre and computer equipment with surge strips. But what about the electronics in your appliances? Like in your washer, dryer, refrigerator and oven. And how many times have you plugged your cell phone or laptop into an unprotected outlet?
All it takes is one surge to take out all the electronic equipment in your home. You don’t want to go through that. Even low-level surges can damage electronics over time.
WHAT IS A SURGE?
A surge is a random, high-energy electrical disturbance, and it usually lasts a fraction of a second, but it can do a lot of damage. Everybody knows how a lightning strike can cause a surge, but it’s not always Mother Nature’s fault.
When utilities make changes to the power grid, that can cause an electrical surge. It can also happen when the power comes back on after an outage.
The same thing happens with equipment that uses a lot of electricity. Garage door openers, compressors, vacuums — basically anything with a big motor can also cause low-level surges.
HOW DO YOU PROTECT YOUR ELECTRONICS AND APPLIANCES?
Surge strips are a great start but they don’t protect the rest of the circuit.
For real security, install Eaton’s complete home surge protection. It is designed to safely direct the energy away from your electronics.
A licensed electrician will install it at your breaker box. That way, if you ever get a surge, it stops it from going through the rest of your home.
Even the equipment INSIDE your home can cause surges. You know when the air conditioner comes on and the lights dim? That’s your AC creating a surge.
For more information about electrical surge protection, visit eaton.com/surgetrap.
To find an Eaton certified contractor in your area, visit myhome.eaton.com.
With the right surge protection, you can make it right.