Whole-Home Surge Protection Installation in Columbus, OH & Surrounding Areas

A whole-house surge protector instantly blocks power surges from entering home circuits to provide comprehensive protection for your entire home. Individual plug-in surge suppressors aren’t able to protect electronics that aren’t plugged in but are hard-wired instead. Five Star Columbus Electrical installs whole-house surge protection in Central Ohio.

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Focusing on Surge Protection in Columbus, Ohio

Power surges often follow wiring within the residence, threatening any device that’s plugged in. If you plug devices into those low-cost, multi-outlet surge suppressors in your home, you might have a false sense of security that could end up costing you. True protection from power surges needs to be hard-wired into your main electrical panel by a licensed electrician like Five Star Columbus Electrical. We offer hard-wired surge protectors for the whole house at low prices. If you have a home office or you have expensive electronics in your home, you should consider scheduling a whole-house surge protector installation or ask for a free estimate. Whole house surge protection and whole house surge suppression are truly the most reliable ways to preserve your valuable devices and in-home appliances. Don’t wait to find out the hard way. Call Five Star Columbus Electrical today!

What Is a Surge Protector?

When people think of a “surge protector,” they usually imagine a power strip with several devices. Surge protectors work by transferring electricity from the outlet to the devices plugged into the power strip. A surge or spike in power above the designated level causes the surge protector to automatically redirect the “extra” electricity into metal oxide varistors (MOVs) inside the power strip. Unfortunately, household power strips offer limited device protection and usually need to be replaced after a single power surge.

They protect all the appliances and devices in the home that receive power from the electrical panel they’re wired to. Whole-house surge protection devices are a smart way to keep all your sensitive electronics and valuable appliances safe from electrical surge damage. Surge protectors are installed directly into your electrical panel.

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4 Advantages of Whole-House Generator Installation

Resale Value

Having whole-home surge protection installed can be a crucial selling point that differentiates one home on the market from another. Prospective buyers could view this as one less thing to worry about and feel comfortable spending more money for the extra level of protection.

Peace of Mind

Having whole-house surge protection installed can be a crucial selling point that differentiates one home on the market from another. Prospective buyers could view this as one less thing to worry about and feel comfortable spending more money for the extra level of protection.

Electrical System Protection

Although the primary function of a whole-house surge protector is to prevent home appliances and electronics from damage, it also protects your entire electrical system. When a short surge comes from your home appliance on a particular circuit, it sends the surge back via the breaker panel and is then shunted.

Protection Against Power Surges

In an unprecedented event like a hurricane, ice storm, or severe thunderstorm, electricity is usually the first thing to go. A whole-home generator protects your home against blackouts and power surges that would otherwise leave you in the dark – often for days.

Are you a Columbus area homeowner searching for a whole-home generator? Call Five Star at (614) 398-2988 today!

Whole-House Surge Protection FAQ

What does a surge protector do?

Your electrical service panely is the heart of your home or commercial property’s electrical system. Surge protectors are designed to prevent lightning and/or power surges at the panel before they enter the rest of the home or building and cause serious damage. Whole-house surge protectors are a step up from point-of-use surge protectors. Point of use surge protectors only stop a surge when it’s inside. Panel surge protectors divert all of your energy away from your home or commercial property and sends it outward into the grounding system. Because of this, you should also make sure you have a good grounding system. Additionally, surge protectors “clean up” any minor electric fluctuations. While these small power spikes might go unnoticed for the most part, they wear down electronics and decrease their lifespan.

Will a surge protector help me save on my power bill?

Unfortunately, no, they don’t. Surge protectors simply act as gatekeepers, not as energy-saving products. The electricity that goes to your surge protector will have already passed through your meter and will have been recorded to your account with your electrical service provider. Surge protectors, as such, are designed only to block surges in electricity.

Will a surge protector protect everything in my home?

Whole house or whole building surge protectors protect the entire system. However, there are still ways lightning can enter an indoor structure. The most common way for lightening to come in is if it travels along the main power line, cable line or phone lines after a lightning strike. Lightning likes to take the path of least resistance to exhaust all of its energy quickly. Although lightning is extremely powerful, it’s also lazy in a way because it goes for the path that’s unobstructed. Whole-house surge protectors protect the entire home or building after the voltage increase reaches the service panel. Because it’s not able to prevent lightning damage on circuits the lightning strikes, secondary surge protectors are good to have as well. These secondary, or “point of use,” surge strips and plugs are handy. They are an important part of a comprehensive protection plan.

Schedule a Whole-Home Surge Protection Installation Today

If you’re ready to upgrade the surge protection you have for your whole home, call Five Star Columbus Electrical right away. We install whole-home surge protectors in a fast and affordable manner to protect all your appliances and electronics for years to come. We also provide whole-home generator repair, maintenance and installation. Get started with a free online estimate today!

You can contact us day or night at (614) 398-2988 including after hours and for emergency services. We service and repair most brands of equipment, so you can trust us to perform a professional home surge protection service job. Experience the Five Star difference today in Columbus, OH! We proudly service Franklin County, Delaware County, Pickaway County, Fairfield County, and more!