Can your home electronics handle a power surge of 20,000 amps? Nope. So why would you ask it to? Ah, mother nature. Ever full of surprises. Some wonderful and inspiring. Some not so much. Take lightning strikes for example. Take away the danger element, and they really are quite beautiful and remarkable to behold. The problem is, you can’t take away the danger element. At Burton, there’s nothing we care more about than your family’s safety and well-being. So let’s say that during a lightning strike, personal safety is not at risk. But that doesn’t mean your home electronics are free and clear.
The fact is, one bolt of lightning – or, the kind of power surge that comes after the public power supply has been restored – can damage or destroy some or all of your valuable home electronic equipment. Anything with a built-in microprocessor. And that’s quite a list, starting with items as small as toasters and microwave ovens all the way to heating and AC systems, hot tubs, major appliances, and all the rest. Worse, a power surge can start a fire.
So, you can sit tight and HOPE a power surge doesn’t wipe any of it out, OR you can contact Burton and request installation of a whole-house surge protector. That, of course, is the smarter and more economical move. A whole-house surge protector – expertly installed by Burton – can stop up to 40,000 amps of surging electricity. That, in combination with power strips with built-in surge protectors strategically placed throughout your home, will give you a world of protection. And a great deal more peace of mind.
Contact Burton today for all the details on whole-house surge protection. We highly recommend it.