Residential Surge Protection in Philadelphia

When your home experiences a power surge, it means your electrical current is spiking. Even if this lasts briefly, it can cause immediate damage to the appliances attached to electrical outlets, as well as your home.

If your home suffers regularly from power surges, calling a licensed electrician to install a single outlet surge protector or whole house surge protector, can help to protect your electrical system.

Hughes Electric Inc. is skilled in surge protection installation, starting with choosing the right surge protector or protectors for your home. Every one of our Philadelphia clients have different needs, and it’s up to us to figure out how to meet those needs!

Whole House Surge Protector Installation

There are four types of surge protectors. Type one and two cover your entire home, while type three and four are single point protectors that cover specific outlets.

In many cases, it is recommended that a home be outfitted with more than one type of surge protection as each protector covers specific surge causes.

Type one protectors protect against external power outages. They are especially useful in the case of lightning strikes and storms.

Type two protectors protect against internal outages. They limit voltage, and protect electronics that are sensitive.

Single Outlet Surge Protector Installation

Type three and type four surge protectors are used for specific outlets that are affected by power surges. You might also know type three surge protectors as power strips. A multi-use bar that gets plugged in to one outlet, and can accept two-prong plugs, three-prong plugs, and USBs.

Type four surge protectors are similar but are most often used for heavy-duty industrial applications.

Choosing the Right Surge Protector

Choosing the right surge protector can seem like a complicated process. If you don’t choose the best option for your home, you can risk repeat surges and will have wasted a lot of money on a system that doesn’t work.

Rely on Hughes Electric Inc. to determine exactly what type and how many surge protectors are needed for your electrical system. You could be looking at an isolated single outlet plan, whole house protection, or a combination of both.

When you work with our licensed electricians to create a protection plan for your Philadelphia home, one thing is always certain—you can count on us to take your budget into account and keep our pricing competitive.

Don’t Leave Your System Open

Whether you have a lot of appliances and electronic devices, or just a few, a home that has no surge protection is open to fried circuits and damaged circuit boards that can even lead to full appliance shutdown.

The licensed electricians at Hughes Electric Inc. are proud to be able to provide our Philadelphia clients with full-service electrical work including surge protection planning, purchase, and installation.

If you’re concerned about power surges in your home, give us an e-mail or a phone call today. We spend a lot of money on electrical devices. Keeping them safe is the best way to ensure you don’t have to purchase them again any time soon!