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Surge Protection Services in Chicago, IL
As you may have seen mentioned elsewhere on this site, one of our specialties is lightning protection. In fact, we are a certified lightning specialist by Harger Lighting and Grounding, a leader in this particular industry. However, lightning protection systems are not the same as surge protection systems, and the two really do complement each other nicely. While lightning strikes can, of course, lead to power surges, there are many other potential causes, as well. That is why a whole-house surge protection system in Chicago, IL is so advisable.
Unlike those little power strips that you can buy at any office supply store, a surge protection system installed by our team will protect your entire house from the dangers of a power surge. We say installed by our team, because the fact of the matter is that the installation of such a system is far too complex to entrust to a novice or unproven electrician. Let Brilliant Electric Heating & Cooling help you to protect your electronics and electrical systems from the dangers that a power surge can pose.
Why Choose a Whole–House Surge Protector?
As we said above, a few power strips scattered throughout your house are in no way going to provide you with comprehensive protection against the damages that a power surge in your electrical system can do. For instance, even supposing that these power strips could handle a powerful surge: do you have them plugged into every outlet in your home? Probably not. Even if you do, of course, they are not powerful enough to stop a serious surge, and they won’t do so until it’s already made its way onto your circuits. Plus, a surge may come in via your landline or cable connection, as well as through your electrical wiring. Trust us when we tell you that whole–house surge protection is definitely in your best interest.
Is a Professional Surge Protector Installation Necessary?
Yes, absolutely. A whole–house surge protector is not something that is simply plugged into your electrical system. It is wired into that electrical system at the panel, which is how it prevents a power surge from making its way into your electrical grid in the first place. It should go without saying that any installation of this kind, which requires wiring and ties in directly with your electrical system, must be completed by a professional electrician. If you are ready to schedule a whole–house surge protector installation in Chicago, IL, or you need an old surge protector replaced, be sure to dial our number. That way, you’ll know that the job is done right.
How Can I Tell if I Need Surge Protector Repairs?
It can be difficult to determine if your whole–house surge protector requires repair services, as you are not really going to notice if it stops working the way that you would an appliance. That is why it is so important that you schedule routine surge protector maintenance with a qualified electrician. One of our professional electricians can evaluate your surge protector to be certain that it is working correctly. Your whole–house surge protector should also have indicator lights of some sort to indicate that it is functioning properly. Contact us today to learn more about our comprehensive whole–house surge protector repair, maintenance, installation, and replacement services.