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What Does A Surge Protector Do?

September 12, 2023 | Blog

Most homeowners don’t think about protecting their electrical system until it’s too late. When storms roll in or wiring mishaps occur, electrical issues can be inconvenient or downright dangerous!

At Axsom Air, we’re always happy to lend a helping hand when it comes to mishaps around the home. Our Natchitoches electricians, plumbers and technicians are well known and respected throughout Lousiana.

Between ductless AC installations to heating maintenance, electrical repairs and drain cleanings – we’ve got you covered. Our team members have faithfully served the citizens of Chopin, Many, Hornbeck and Natchitoches County for over 25 years.

Electrical issues in particular can be terrifying and costly to repair, so don’t wait to read on and learn more about surge protectors and why they’re vital for you and your home.

How Does A Surge Protector Operate?

Interested in learning more about surge-protecting devices and how they function?

This tool is designed to block harmful electricity that could severely damage your home and health. Power surges, line noise and voltage spikes are just a few of the destructive electrical issues that surge protectors guard against.

This device is usually plugged into your wall outlet so that it can provide a buffer for your other electrical appliances. When an electrical surge occurs, the surge protector suppresses and absorbs the powerful voltage, directing it along another wire and away from your valuable equipment.

Surge Protection And Why It’s Vital For Homeowners

If you’re a homeowner who cares about preserving your family’s health and avoiding property damage – purchasing a surge protector is essential.

Power surges are common during thunderstorms, putting you and your family at extra risk of having your electrical systems irreparably damaged. Without the proper precautions in place, you could experience issues that are extremely costly and destructive.

Any device plugged into an outlet could have all its data wiped and erased, such as a computer or a router. There’s also always the threat of electrocution or electrical fires when your wiring becomes too hot and begins to melt.

Surge Protectors vs. Power Strips

Wondering what distinctions separate surge protectors from power strips?

Surge protectors are built for defense, their joules rating indicating how much electrical energy they can protect you and your appliances from. Power strips, on the other hand, give you the opportunity to plug in several devices through one main outlet.

Surge protectors are also usually skinnier and not quite as thick and bulky as a power strip. If you have additional questions about surge protectors or power strips – don’t hesitate to reach out to our team as soon as possible.

For Excellent Electrical Services – Contact Axsom Air Today!

Are you ready to protect your electrical system’s performance and enjoy some peace of mind when it comes to random power surges?

At Axsom Air, we’re passionate about your safety and strive to protect you, your family and your property by providing top-quality services. Our team is always going above and beyond when it comes to customer service and timeliness.

Whether you’re in need of AC tune-ups, heat pump repairs or an electrical system inspection – you can rely on us to get the job done right the first time.

Don’t wait to schedule a whole-home surge protection appointment. Give us a call today!

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