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Are Surge Protectors Important?

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Power Surges St. Louis

Power surges don’t just damage your home—they also can cause your appliances and electronics to fail completely. Generators are great to temporarily power your home, but unfortunately, they will not protect your home when there's a power spike or sag. To avoid the cost of replacing all your appliances and electronics, you should protect your home with a surge protector.

Here’s why:

Any item with a microprocessor will be affected by a power surge. This means a power surge will damage your cell phones, TVs, computers, microwaves, dishwashers and fridges. Their circuits will fry from large power surges and will degrade over time from lower-level surges, which will make them eventually fully fail.

Here are some causes of power surges:

  • Operation of heavy-duty electrical appliances: When appliances like refrigerators, air conditioners, or elevators are turned on and off frequently, they use a large amount of energy.
  • Smaller electrical devices and power tools: Devices like hair dryers and power tools can cause smaller, internal power surges because they have motors that continuously start back up again.
  • External factors: Tree limbs touching a power line, a transformer blowing, or anything that can cause a power outage will cause an external surge once the electricity turns back on.

Surge Protectors St. Louis

Surge protectors only work properly when installed and grounded by a licensed electrician. Have Hoffmann Brothers install a surge protector in your home’s service panel to protect your lighting, heating, air conditioning, plumbing system and appliances!

Electrical Services St. Louis

Trust Hoffmann Brothers Electricians with all your electrical needs. Request service here or call us at 314-664-3011. 

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