When a thunderstorm strikes, many people’s first concern is all their electronic equipment, which includes not only televisions and computers but also kitchen appliances like refrigerators and stoves, small appliances like microwaves, clocks, and a seemingly endless list of other electronic appliances. However, surge protection can safeguard your expensive electronic devices and provide you with peace of mind. Paxton Electric in Rochester, MN is one of the best in the area for home surge protection, and we’ve provided it to the local area for years.
We know that you have many options when selecting companies to provide surge protection for your home. We’d love to be your company of choice and prove the quality of our service and why we’ve earned our excellent reputation. We’re locally owned and operated, we provide prompt and reliable service, and our rates are competitive. We’ll never charge you for something you don’t need – the price you’ll pay is the price we quoted you for our service. Our electricians and technicians are fully licensed and insured, and we vet all our employees so you can feel comfortable letting them into your home.
When you schedule an appointment with Paxton Electric in Rochester, MN, we’ll arrive promptly at the time we’re supposed to be there. Arriving very early or very late is very annoying, so we won’t do that.
Electrical and electronic devices are designed to run on a continuous supply of 110/120 volts of electricity. When lightning strikes or power resumes after an outage, there’s a surge of electricity that can destroy your sensitive electronics. Although the surge of electricity is very brief, it’s also very powerful. The only remedy is to install surge protection which, like its name states, protects against power surges. Power surges can also occur from appliances within the home, but a hardwired surge protector can protect against those as well.
When people think of surge protection, they usually think of the electrical strips that you purchase at your local home improvement store. These work to a degree, but they’re woefully inadequate for lightning strikes or the inflow of electricity when service is restored after an outage. Paxton Electric can install whole home surge protection in Rochester, MN to protect your electronic devices from power surges.
A power surge is a brief surge of power that’s far stronger than the usual current. Called an overvoltage event, internal power surges are the most common causes for electrical and electronic equipment failure, accounting for about 80% of all surge damage. Common causes for power surges include:
Even though a circuit breaker should trip in the event of an overvoltage event, sometimes that either doesn’t happen or it doesn’t happen quickly enough. Either way, your electrical and electronic devices get fried.
If you’d like to have hardwired surge protection in your Rochester, MN home, then Paxton Electric should be your first call. We’ll provide you with the professional, efficient, and thorough surge protection installation you need at a competitive price.
When we come to your home to install surge protection in Rochester, MN, we’ll need to turn off power at the breaker box or panel while we install the protectors. This will be for a relatively brief period; it shouldn’t be more than a couple of hours, but we need to ensure that our electricians are safe.
We’ll mount the surge protectors on both the line side of your panel and the load side. The line side is where the power comes into your panel from the utility pole. The load side is where the electricity travels down the lines to the rooms in your home. This isn’t a DIY project. You need to have a licensed professional install a hardwired surge protection system in your home. Otherwise, your insurance company might refuse to pay in the event of a problem. Installation of hardwired surge protectors may result in a discount on your homeowner’s insurance, so you’ll quickly recoup the cost of the installation.
If you’re interested in installing surge protection in your Rochester, MN home, then call (507) 710-1448 to schedule an appointment. Our professional staff will be happy to answer all your questions and address your concerns. Call us today. We look forward to speaking with you.