Surge Protection

Surge Protection in Tampa Florida

Whole Home Protection Against Power Surges

Locally owned and operated since day one, Mr. Electric has been meeting all of the electrical service needs of our friends and neighbors in Tampa, FL for years now. One of the most important services that we offer is surge protector installation in Tampa, FL. Regardless of the size of your home or the number of electrical appliances that you use, surge protection in Tampa, FL is one of the smartest investments you can make in the long-term safety of your home. Our team of electricians knows how to install these surge protection systems quickly, ensuring that your home and electrical appliances are well protected against any electrical surges.

Understanding Surge Protection

Power surges are exactly what they sound like: a sudden increase of electrical volts flowing into your home. In most cases, the power flowing into an outlet in your wall is considered to be 120-volt AC power. While that number can actually reach 169 volts, the outlet is still considered 120. Once power hits one of those outlets at a number above 169 volts, you’ve had a power surge.

You don’t have to be a licensed electrician to understand why you need surge protection. All of your electrical appliances are designed to work at a given voltage. When a power surge occurs in your electrical system, those appliances are damaged because the amount of power flowing into them is higher than what they are designed to handle.

Give the professionals a call now at (813) 359-1944 for surge protection in Tampa, FL!

What Causes Power Surges?

Power surges can stem from a variety of things. The cause of most large, dangerous power surges is lightning storms. Since a lightning strike is actually an electrical event, it can take multiple paths into your home, including through your TV cable, satellite dish, phone lines and other sources. When the lightning strikes one of these cables, it can cause a massive overload of power that can do serious damage to your television, outlets or whatever area of your home the surge hits.

Bad wiring and overloaded outlets also create the need for surge protection. If you live in an older home that still has its original wiring, there’s a good chance that those old wires simply cannot meet the demands of modern electrical appliances. Additionally, having too many items plugged into a single outlet can lead to the same issues as old, faulty wiring. Whether there’s a wiring issue or an overloaded outlet, the wires present simply are not capable of handling the amount of power required of them. That leads to a power surge that can do serious damage to your Tampa home.

Whole-Home Surge Protector Installation

You may assume that installing whole-home surge protection a lengthy process that requires one of our electricians to get into the guts of your home’s electrical system. That’s simply not the case. In fact, the electricians at Mr. Electric can install your surge protection directly into your home’s electrical panel.

The electrician that we send to your home will install the surge protector, which essentially works as a filter into your control panel. This filter is wired straight into a dual-pole breaker, the main breaker of your home. In some cases, we can even route the surge protector through your sub-panel for down-streaming purposes.

You Have Questions, and We Have Answers
If you’re interested in learning more and exploring the benefits a surge protector can have on your home, be sure to take advantage of the free consultations that we offer. One of our professionally licensed electricians will discuss the benefits associated with these protectors and help you decide if they’re the right choice for your home. No matter what type of electrical issues you’re experiencing or questions you have, call us today at (813) 359-1944 to find out how we can help protect your home.


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