Don’t Get Left in the Dark When You Have Electrical Problems
Keep the lights on even when the power goes out. When you have a power management system that includes surge protection and battery backup, you’ll never concern yourself with surges, brownouts, or power outages. Instead of worrying about losing power and the consequences that come with it (i.e., spoiled food and no AC/heat), start thinking about power management. We provide solutions along the East Coast from Manhattan, New York to Florida.
In this blog, we’ll discuss surge protection and backup power – two important features of power management. Both systems protect your home from electrical problems and interruptions, as well as give you peace of mind when the grid has power glitches.
Stopping Those Sinister Surges
When you hear the word “electrical surge,” the first thought that probably comes to mind is lightning. Even though it’s unlikely your home will be hit directly by lightning, it could experience the effects when lightning strikes a power line near your home. The excess voltage could create a power surge that travels through the main electrical lines and into your home. The result is damage to your electronics, appliances, and smart home system.
Still, lightning isn’t the only cause of surges. Electrical surges also happen due to faulty wiring, the electrical “pull” of high-powered appliances, and a power outage. Fortunately, there’s a way to protect your home and expensive electronics from surges. Companies like SurgeX build surge protectors to safeguard electrical devices if a surge occurs. Instead of allowing excess voltage to travel through your home’s wiring, they absorb the load and maintain an even flow of electricity throughout your home.
Many types of reliable surge protection products are available from other manufacturers, such as Panamax, Furman, and Torus Power. Some are receptacle surge protectors, which are the most common. You are able to plug multiple devices into them. Others are whole-home surge protectors. These are attached to the main breaker and guard a circuit (or circuits) against small and large surges.
Peace of Mind with Backup Power
Even if you have surge protectors in your home, they won’t provide electricity when the power goes out. That’s another type of power management system: backup power. Imagine cooking dinner for the family, watching a movie in your home theater, or enjoying a great time with friends on your patio. Suddenly, the power goes out, and so do the lights and the fun!
However, a power management system with backup power lets you leave the lights on. Your neighbors may be in the dark, but you’ll enjoy everything as usual. There are several options available when you want backup power: fuel-powered generators or battery-run power. There are pros and cons to both.
Still, most of the time, a power outage doesn’t last for days – only for a few hours at the most. Both systems are more than equipped to provide power for your important appliances and systems. You can even choose which components should get priority when it comes to your backup power. If you’d like help determining the best system for your needs, reach out to StereoTypes. We can install both.
Ensure your smart home is completely protected when the power goes out. Call StereoTypes at (888) 217-9488 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a consultation. We look forward to hearing from you.