It’s easy to prevent damage from power surges.
If you use electricity in your home, then you are at risk for power surges. Even if you only experience small power surges in your home, it’s incredibly important to take steps to protect your appliances and electronics against them. Small, seemingly inconsequential power surges can shorten the lifespan of your appliances and other electronics, and that’s why, in our Cincinnati electrician’s last blog, we went over a couple of tips to help you protect your appliances against power surges. Keep reading to learn more:
#3. Replace faulty wiring.
One of the most common causes of electrical surges is faulty wiring, and if your home has faulty wiring, power surges may be the least of your worries. If you live in an older home, get your electrical system inspected by an electrician to determine if your wiring needs to be replaced or not.
#4. Avoid daisy chaining.
Daisy chaining basically means that you plug one plug into another plug, such as plugging an extension cord into a surge protector. This leaves your appliances and electronics incredibly vulnerable to surges, so it’s best to avoid it.
#5. Invest in appliances with surge protection.
Did you know that some appliances actually have built in surge protection? With these kinds of appliances, you don’t even need a surge protector to protect against power surges! If you experience a lot of power surges in your home, these kinds of appliances may be your best bet.
Do you have any questions or concerns about power surges or surge protection? If so, contact us today!