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Chances are you have a number of electronic devices in your home that plug into the wall. Computers, routers, tvs, stereos, and many other items require electricity to operate. Not to mention your refrigerator, microwave oven, washing machine, dryer, and more. All of these items depend upon the electricity delivered to your home from your power company. Most of the time, the electricity delivered to your home is free from power surges and other interruptions thanks to the great job our power companies do in delivering the goods. However, there is that time or two per year when your home might experience a power surge or a brown out and these things could adversely affect your electronic equipment.
To combat the negative effects of power interruptions and surges, it’s a good idea to use a surge protector for all of your electronics, even your fridge. When you buy a surge protector be sure to read the label to find out the level of protection it offers. If you only buy a power strip with extra outlets, there is so surge protection. If you buy a surge protector or a surge suppressor, read the label to find out how much protection it will give your electronic device. Don’t cheap out when protecting an expensive item such as a computer or entertainment system, expect to pay $25 or more for a good surge protector for these items.
Remember, you paid good money for your electronics, pay a little more and give them good surge protection.
If you need electrical help or advice, call Peter Needham.