Surge Protection

What is a surge?

A surge is a random high energy voltage spike that sends an increased amount of voltage through your electrical system. Where do surges come from?

 20%  External                                                     

  • Lightning                                                                   
  • Downed power lines
  • Power company switching loads
  • Transformers or damaged lines

 80% Internal

  • Air Conditioner
  • Furnace
  • Garage doors
  • Faulty wiring
  • Any motor load turning on and off

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How do surges harm your electrical system? Voltage surges and spikes damage equipment by delivering more voltage than electronics can handle similar to applying to much water pressure through a hose, the hose will burst. Surge protectors work by using special technology that turn on when a spike occurs to clamp the voltage and send it to ground. Surge protection protects surges from entering your home and provides protection for your valuable protected equipment and electronics.

Allow the professionals at Dawson’s Electric to install surge protection on your home today. We install Eaton CHSP2 Ultra, which we consider to be the best product to protect your home and they even offer a supplement to you homeowners insurance. Call us today and we will install a surge protector at your panel to protect the life of your valuable equipment!

Don’t take your energy for granted; if you are experiencing power outages due to power surges, contact Dawson’s Electric today to keep your home or office as secure and enjoyable as possible. Call Dawson’s Electric at (919) 552-0246 for an estimate today!