In this article, Rose Brothers & Sons Electric – conveniently located in Walton, Kentucky (KY) – is here to tell you how surge protectors can keep homes safe this holiday. Contact us today for all of your electrical needs!
Celebrating the holidays traditionally involves garnishing your home with festive decorations. The seasonal décor typically includes strings of lights as well as other electrical-dependent items. With the increased usage of electronic devices during the holidays, it can lead to a dangerous situation if an electrical surge were to occur. To protect your loved ones and your home from a fire, it is safest to use a surge protector for your seasonal decorations.
Electrical sockets in your home are meant to deliver consistent voltage to the devices plugged into it. When the current unexpectedly increases due to a power spike or surge, it can cause damage to the electronics that are attempting to draw power from the outlet. The excess voltage can heat up the wire plugged into the wall and if the temperature is hot enough, it can start a fire. Not only will the cord of the device be burnt and rendered nonfunctional, the fire can spread to the rest of your home. Since standard outlets have no protection measures against power surges and spikes, the only way to prevent this potential disaster is by using a surge protector.
The purpose of a surge protector is to detect when there is excess voltage and then to divert the additional electricity through the grounding wire. The system is able to ensure that energy that exceeds beyond a safe threshold does not reach the electronic device. The third prong or grounding pin is the essential safety element, which is why every surge protector has to be plugged into a grounded outlet.
Surge protectors not only eliminate danger but they also ensure that your devices will not be destroyed. Any electronic item you want to keep working should be plugged into the protection system. With the increased usage of electricity during the holidays, it is a good safety precaution to use surge protectors, though it is recommended that they be used year round.
Many surge protectors also have the benefit of increasing the amount of outlets you can use. You can purchase them as a power strip and have additional space to plug in your electronic devices. However, there are smaller options available on the market. You can also buy the single-outlet surge protectors or the compact travel surge protectors. The peace of mind that your home, family, and devices are free from harm make surge protectors priceless.
Rose Brothers & Sons Electric is the trusted choice for electrical contractors in the Tri-State Area. We are a local business available to help with all your electrical needs from household repairs to construction and commercial projects. Our specialty is in residential service changes, breaks in service, upgrades, and storm repairs. We also are available for emergency service 24 hours a day. Our contractors are focused on providing a long-term solution to your problem rather than a quick fix that may not last. We care about helping our customers more than anything else. We are located in Walton, KY to provide our electrical services to Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati. Call us today.