Almost every home has them — kitchen appliances, television, computers or gaming systems. We often spend a good deal of time and money in our purchase of these products. Safe Electricity recommends also investing some time in learning how to protect such appliances and electronics from surge damage.
If not protected, some electronics can be immediately destroyed by surges, while others can sustain damage that will shorten their lives and decrease functionality. The amount of damage may not be visible initially, but over time it can result in equipment failing to work properly.
Safe Electricity suggests these options to protect appliances and electronics:
People who elect whole-house surge protection can still use the individual plug-in versions for their most sensitive electronics, providing two levels of protection. For more information about electrical safety, visit SafeElectricity.org.