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Alexandria Surge Protection

Secure Your Home’s Electrical Systems

Electrical surges are brief overvoltage spikes in a power waveform that occur unexpectedly and last only a few microseconds. However, despite their short duration, they can cause significant damage to electronic devices and systems. These surges can originate from various sources. 

External sources include:

  • Lightning 
  • Grid switching by utility companies. 

Internal sources include:

  • Major appliance cycling 
  • Electrostatic discharge

The damage from surges isn’t just about immediate impacts like a fried circuit; they can also degrade the overall performance and lifespan of electronic devices, many of which are integral to our daily lives and high in cost. Given our increasing reliance on sophisticated electronics and smart home systems, which are sensitive to even minor fluctuations in power, the need for adequate surge protection becomes a crucial aspect of modern living.

Surge protection devices are typically hardwired into your home's electrical panel. These systems work by blocking or redirecting the excess current away from the electrical circuits in your home, thus keeping it from flowing into the devices connected to your power system. This protection is vital for preventing the damaging effects of surges and contributing to your electronic equipment's’ longevity.

At A Action Home Services, we understand the importance of protecting your home from these surges. As certified contractors with Eaton's Certified Contractor Network (ECCN), we adhere to the highest standards of safety and best practices when installing surge protection systems. Our team has the know-how to professionally and effectively install your surge protection solution.

If you're considering enhancing the safety of your home with whole-home surge protection in Alexandria, please contact us at (703) 454-8898.

Why Surge Protection Is Important for Homeowners

Homeowners have numerous compelling reasons to consider adding surge protection to their residences.

Safety and Prevention

One of the most significant benefits of surge protection is enhancing home safety by preventing potential fire hazards. Surge protectors can divert and suppress excess voltage that could otherwise overload your home’s electrical system. This safety mechanism is vital, especially when sudden voltage spikes occur, which are often more powerful than what home wiring can typically handle without damage.

Whole-home surge protectors offer a comprehensive solution compared to power strip surge protectors, which only provide coverage to devices directly plugged into them. Installed at your home’s electrical panel, whole-home surge protectors can be integrated either before the main power disconnect (Type 1 SPD) or on the load side of the disconnect (Type 2 SPD). This setup allows excess electrical energy to be handled before it enters your home’s internal power system, unlike power strips that only protect at the point of use.

Protection of Investments

Surges threaten the lifespan and functionality of expensive electronic appliances and devices, from smart home systems and personal computers to large appliances like refrigerators and HVAC units. The impact of a single power surge can lead to immediate and costly damage, necessitating expensive repairs or complete replacements. 

Implementing a robust surge protection system safeguards these investments by preventing the frequent and sometimes severe fluctuations in power supply that can cause such damage.

Maintaining Functionality and Efficiency

Consistent power levels are crucial for the optimal functioning and longevity of electronic devices and appliances. Surge protectors help maintain these levels by regulating the voltage that passes through electrical systems, thus enabling your home's electronics to operate under safe conditions. This consistency helps prolong the devices' life and maintains their efficiency over time.

Peace of Mind

Perhaps one of the most understated yet essential aspects of installing a whole-home surge protector is the peace of mind it offers. You can rest easy knowing that your home is shielded against unpredictable and potentially destructive electrical spikes. This protection is especially critical in areas prone to severe weather conditions that can increase the likelihood of power surges.

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