Mr. Electric - whole house surge protector http://www.33pulse.com/taxonomy/term/473 en What the heck is a whole house surge protector? http://www.33pulse.com/blog/whole-house-surge-protection <div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><h2>What the heck is a whole house surge protector?</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img class="img-responsive" data-echo="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/600x300/public/content/blog/images/me-bloggraphicwholehousesurgeprotector.jpg?itok=h59K0CTK" data-icon="/profiles/dwyer/modules/contrib/lazyloader/loader/loader-7.gif" src="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/profiles/dwyer/modules/contrib/lazyloader/image_placeholder.gif" width="3058" height="1496" alt="" /><noscript><img class="img-responsive" src="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/600x300/public/content/blog/images/me-bloggraphicwholehousesurgeprotector.jpg?itok=h59K0CTK" width="3058" height="1496" alt="" /></noscript></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Super User</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Monday, June 16, 2014 - 1:17pm</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden body"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Does the concept of a whole house surge protector have you scratching your head? Perhaps you’ve envisioned a super-sized power strip? Or maybe a large magical box capable of absorbing lightning bolts? Whatever your misconceptions about whole house surge protectors, we’ve got the 4-1-1 you need to help you protect your home and all its valuable appliances from those inevitable and frequent power surges.</p> <h3>What is a whole house surge protector?</h3> <p>Simply put, a whole house surge protector protects all the appliances in your home from voltage spikes, limiting excess electrical current by blocking its flow or shorting it to ground, much like a pressure relief valve. This includes surges occurring not only from lightning, but the 60-80 percent of surges that occur from within your home – typically from major appliances cycling on and off. With all of today’s electronics, you simply can’t afford not to protect your home with a whole house surge protector.</p> <h3>Where is it installed?</h3> <p>Whole house surge protectors are typically hard-wired to your electrical box. Proper installation is essential. A whole house surge protector must be properly grounded, since without proper ground even the best surge protector will be unable to perform its job.</p> <h3>Can a homeowner install it themselves or should a professional install it?</h3> <p>Whole house surge protector installation by a professional typically takes about two hours. Unless you are highly skilled in electrical, it is strongly recommended to hire a professional electrician to install these devices. The electrical wiring on your service panel may be confusing, improperly installed, or house defects that could pose a danger to DIY installers not in-the-know. In addition, without proper grounding, your whole home surge protector will not function properly. For the safety of your home, your appliances, and your family, consult a professional for whole house surge protector installation.</p> <h3>What kinds of events does it protect your electronics from?</h3> <ul><li>Fried circuit boards on the highly sensitive electronics of all home appliances – washers, dryers, stoves, fridges, dishwashers, computers and smart devices, TVs, LED light bulbs, and so much more…</li> <li>Mini-bursts of excess energy from major appliances cycling on and off, which contribute to as much as 80 percent of the power surges in your home, slowly degrading your appliances and shortening their lifespans.</li> <li>Overvoltage from downed utility lines and other homes in your vicinity effecting the flow of current into your home and resulting in damaging voltage fluctuations.</li> <li>Direct lightning strikes.</li> </ul><h3>Which electronics are most susceptible to power surges?</h3> <p>Many components in today’s sophisticated electronic devices are sensitive to power surges. However electronics and appliances containing microprocessors -- an integral part of most of today’s appliances and technology -- are particularly sensitive to surges. Since microprocessors only function properly when they have the right voltage, a power surge can easily damage these fragile devices, affecting everything from central heating and air to kitchen appliances and entertainment technology.</p> <h3>Which homes are eligible for a whole house surge protector?</h3> <p>Due to the prevalence of sophisticated electronics in today’s homes, every home should consider installing a whole house surge protector. In fact, everyone from the National Fire Protection Association to the Institute for Business and Home Safety recommends them. And while insurance companies don’t give discounts for surge protectors, they can easily pay for themselves in the event of a single power surge. Give your home the protection it needs with the help of Mr. Electric?. Contact?<em>Mr. Electric</em>today for the fast, safe installation of this inexpensive and easy to use safety device for all of your essential electronics. ?</p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-node-link field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/blog/whole-house-surge-protection" class="">Read more</a></div></div></div> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 18:17:01 +0000 Super User 4277 at http://www.33pulse.com Addicted To Your Whole House Surge Protector? Us Too. http://www.33pulse.com/blog/addicted-to-your-whole-house-surge-protector-us-too <div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><h2>Addicted To Your Whole House Surge Protector? Us Too.</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img class="img-responsive" data-echo="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/600x300/public/content/blog/images/me-bloggraphicsurgeprotector.jpg?itok=v0620nFc" data-icon="/profiles/dwyer/modules/contrib/lazyloader/loader/loader-7.gif" src="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/profiles/dwyer/modules/contrib/lazyloader/image_placeholder.gif" width="3058" height="1496" alt="Addicted to your Whole House Surge Protector?" /><noscript><img class="img-responsive" src="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/600x300/public/content/blog/images/me-bloggraphicsurgeprotector.jpg?itok=v0620nFc" width="3058" height="1496" alt="Addicted to your Whole House Surge Protector?" /></noscript></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Super User</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 11:58am</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden body"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Minor power surges happen in milliseconds and can easily ruin many of today’s delicate electronics. Is your home protected with a whole house surge protector?</p> <h3>Why do I need a whole house surge protector?</h3> <p>Today’s homes and families consume a great deal of power due to the abundance of electronic devices we use to function daily. As a result, damaging power surges are common today even when storms and downed lines are not a factor, with homes near the end of the power line being particularly vulnerable.</p> <h3>5 Reasons Why We Love Whole House Surge Protectors:</h3> <ol><li style="padding-bottom: 10px;"><strong>They protect the electronics we are addicted to.</strong> We rely heavily on electronics for everything from communicating with each other and checking the weather to preparing meals and keeping clothes cleaned. All of these devices, even your homes LED lights, use electronic circuit boards to operate which can be highly sensitive to power surges.</li> <li style="padding-bottom: 10px;"><strong>They’ve got you totally covered.</strong> A whole house surge protector prevents damage not only to your larger electronics appliances, but to every outlet and electronic device in your home, offering protection for everything from your e-reader to your exercise machine.</li> <li style="padding-bottom: 10px;"><strong>They’re inexpensive.</strong> For far less than the cost of one of your major appliances (and many of your smaller ones), you can protect every electronic device in your home. You simply can’t afford not to protect your home with a whole house surge protector.</li> <li style="padding-bottom: 10px;"><strong>They come highly recommended.</strong> Organizations from the National Fire Protection Association to the Institute for Business and Home Safety recommend surge protection.</li> <li style="padding-bottom: 10px;"><strong>They’re a simple solution to the 60-80 percent of power surges that start inside your home.</strong> According to the NEMA Surge Protection Institute these surges are the result of major appliances normally cycling on and off throughout the day, such as your A/C, fridge, or dryer. They can occur all day long and cause today’s delicate electronics to burn out prematurely.</li> </ol><h3>What to look for in a whole house surge protector:</h3> <ul><li style="padding-bottom: 10px;">Opt for a surge protector with a minimum rating of 50 kiloamps rather than less expensive models which are easily burnt out and a poor long-term investment.</li> <li style="padding-bottom: 10px;">Make sure the device carries the most recent UL No. 1449 rating, an important safety rating.</li> <li style="padding-bottom: 10px;">Look for models that protect not only your electronics, but your telephone, cable, satellite, and internet devices as well.</li> </ul><p>Install a whole house surge protector today. Contact Mr. Electric? and schedule the installation of one of these simple, effective devices for the protection of all of your home’s essential electronics.</p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-node-link field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/blog/addicted-to-your-whole-house-surge-protector-us-too" class="">Read more</a></div></div></div> Wed, 28 May 2014 16:58:01 +0000 Super User 4282 at http://www.33pulse.com

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