Whole house surge protectors are becoming more popular as people are opting to remodel older homes, instead of purchasing new ones. Older homes have a certain charm about them, and their locations are typically better suited that newer neighborhoods so this makes them attractive to a great many people. Those that have bought older homes understand that they will need to do some work on them, and are typically fine with the remodeling process.
What many of them are not aware of is that older homes will come with older wiring, too. When new home buyers purchase an older home, they typically start to upgrade all the appliances and fill the home with high tech gear. Many people don’t realize that they could be better protecting their investments by purchasing a whole house surge protector.
Whole house surge protectors will bring with them an insurance policy to protect against any unusual spikes in electricity, so that if something should go wrong, your new appliances will still be protected one way or another.
Many homeowners will also simply replace the older 2-pronged plugs with a “grounded” 3-pronged plug, to accommodate their new items, but this alone won’t protect the item plugged into it. Before upgrading to 3 prong outlets, an electric panel check-up by a professional electrician will go a long way to give an up front idea as to the true scope of work. Its not always as simple as swapping out the outlet.
No matter what is going on with a remodeling job, it is always a good idea to have an experienced and professional electrician come out and asses the home from top to bottom, in order to make sure it can handle all the creature comforts which we are accustomed to living with. For your personal inspection, give us a call at Edison Electric in Minneapolis, and find out about our current specials that will take care of you and your ‘soon- to-be’ new home. 612-385-7864